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Film Review: StreetDance 3D

Sonali about to watch StreetDance

Newsround's Sonali used to street dance so she jumped at the chance to review this film.

Release date

21 May, rating PG

The stars

The face you'll recognise the most is George Sampson - his role as a wannabe dancer was especially written for him. Dance group Flawless play The Surge - the bitter rivals to Carly's crew. And look out for a performance from Diversity.

The Plot

Carly and her boyfriend Jay have reached the finals of the UK Street Dance Championships with their dance crew. But Jay walks out - leaving Carly struggling to lead the crew.

A ballet scene from StreetDance
A ballet scene from StreetDance

Ballet schoolmistress Helena comes to the rescue - she's impressed with Carly's enthusiasm and offers a deal - the crew can practise in the Ballet Academy's dance studio in return for including her ballet dancers.

The two very different dance styles face off against each other - can they find a way to work together before the Street Dance Championship finals?

Best bits

The dance-offs are definitely the highlight of the film.

Sonali watching the film in 3D
Sonali watching the film in 3D

I was expecting Diversity to have a bigger role, but you see a lot more of Flawless, who are brilliant. It's also funny to see how bad the ballet dancers are at street dancing at first.

The music is also one of the best bits of the film with N Dubz, Pixie Lott and Cheryl Cole all on the soundtrack. They've used Madcon's Beggin really well at the start of the film and Pass Out by Tinie Tempah makes you want to get up and dance in the club scenes.

The film is in 3D - in fact, it's the world's first 3D dance movie. It means some of the dancing pops out at you, but you do forget it's in 3D in parts of the film. The 3D shots did make London (my favourite city in the world!) look amazing.

I also quite liked Carly's outfits.

Fave characters

I think the best character in the film is Eddie, which is played by George Sampson. It's his first movie, but you couldn't tell because his acting is great.

He's really cheeky and is desperate to dance in Carly's crew, but she keeps saying no. But don't worry - you get to see him doing what he does best towards the end!

Any weak bits?

We've seen the storyline loads of times before in movies like Step Up and Step up 2: The Streets, so the plot doesn't feel original. Some of the lines were a bit cheesy and some of the acting could be better.

Hit or miss?

A hit if you love to dance or at least like to watch other people dance to some great music. Otherwise, give it a miss.

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"It's amazing and the moves are WICKED!"

Lizz, 11, London, England

"I went to go and see this film with my friends and it was truly amazing!! It was really surprising and I love the ending!"

Rebecca, 11, Lancashire, England

"I think it was amazing! I have seen it twice in the cinema now and both times I danced in the cinema because it was so good! I would love to see a second film of this!"

Solenne, 11, Basingstoke, England

"I like it because of the 3D, the ballet and the street dance!"

Lauren, 10, Northampton, England

"I absolutely love this film. It's amazing how they mixed ballet with street dance at the end."

Jordan, 11, London, England

"Brilliant in 3D! I was amazed and thrilled. You should definitely go and see it!"

Anna, 11, Kettering, England

"I loved the film! It's one of the best films I've ever watched, and I would love to see it again."

Laura, 10, Warwickshire, England

"Streetdance 3D was amazing! I went to see it the day it came out. I wish I could dance like that!"

Jade, 13, England

"I loved watching StreetDance. I love dancing myself so that made me love it even more."

Sharne, 10, Birmingham, England

"Me and my friends all went to see StreetDance together and we all loved it. I would definitely give it 10/10."

Sarah, 14, Liverpool, England

"I didn't think this film was very good because it was so cheesy! It's not not worth the money and the ending was so obvious."

Abbie, 14, West Yorkshire, England

"I went to see this film with my friend Aleasha. It is really cool if you love to dance. If you don't like dancing, don't watch it! It's jam-packed with moves, and my favourite dancer Akai is in it! I thought it was really awesome and I would give it 5 stars!"

Natalie, 10, Ashford, England

"It's brilliant. I can't describe how good it is."

Ellie, 11, Newcastle, England

"I saw StreetDance with my cousins and we really enjoyed the film. It's one of the best films we have seen so far and we cant wait till it comes out on DVD. We hope it can be in 3D as well."

Courtney, 11, Surrey, England

"StreetDance is the best film ever! I went to see it with my mum and she loved it too!"

Nataya, 10, Manchester, England

"I loved StreetDance. I thought it was great!"

Becky, 11, Kent, England

"It is really good!"

Joseph, 9, Bristol, England

"Streetdance 3D was AMAZING! I watched it with my best mate and it really inspired us. When I grow up I want to be just like George Sampson!"

Josie, 11, London, England

"I think Street Dance 3D is a very good film for age nine and over! I really think it is good for teenagers especially if they like to dance and party! It was very rainy the day I saw it but it made my day because it's so lively and good!"

Mya, 9, London, England

"I do like the movie but I enjoyed the dance movie Step Up 2 more. People are saying they thought George Sampson was the best character but we hardly saw him. Diversity should have been in it more. Not the best film."

Beth, 12, Stoke-on-Trent, England

"I've seen it, it is ace and I love some of Carly's outfits. My fave characters are Eddie and Carly. Best film I have ever seen."

Eleanor, 9, Nottinghamshire, England

"I went to see it for my birthday and it was brilliant. Not recommended for people who don't like street dancing, as the name suggests!"

Katie, 12, Essex, England

"It was brilliant, especially because it was in 3D. I went for my birthday with three friends!"

Georgya, 12, Hampshire, England

"I hated this movie. It was terrible in 3D and the acting was absolutely terrible. This is the worst movie I have seen in a long time."

Sam, 11, County Durham, England

"StreetDance 3D is the best film I've ever watched!"

Michael, 10, London, England

"IT'S AMAZING, soooo worth watching!"

Georgia, 11, Yorkshire, England

"I thought it was great because George Sampson, Diversity and Flawless are in it. It also made me confident to dance so now with my BFF we go every Saturday and it is fun! THANKS StreetDance 3D!"

Katie, 12, Manchester, England

"I love this film, it is great. My sister and I went to see it and we were practically dancing and clapping at the back of the cinema! It is a brilliant film and definitely worth every penny."

Emily, 12, Kent, England

"I thought that it was really good because there were people doing street dancing and they were good at it. I really liked the music that was in the movie."

Calum, 8, Edinburgh, Scotland

"It is not the kind of film I would watch. The only good actor in that film was George Sampson, he was brilliant."

Paige, 12, Gravesend, England

"You have got to see this film, it is amazing. The dancing is amazing, the acting is amazing and the music is amazing! I LOVE George Sampson!"

Dion, 13, Nottingham, England

"I love StreetDance 3D. It's the best film I've ever seen. It's cool!"

Leah-Jane, 11, Hampshire, England

"StreetDance 3D is brilliant and I'm a big fan of Diversity. This film is amazing! Definitely one to watch."

Gracemariya, 11, Reading, England

"StreetDance 3D was awesome, nothing, could beat it."

Hafsa, 12, London, England

"This film is a must see! It is what 3D was made for. I really enjoyed the songs in this film and the dancing was phenomenal."

Rosa, 11, Bristol, England

"I though it was brilliant, all the dancing was amazing. The ballet was good and they were all very flexible."

Violet, 10, Lincoln, England

"I thought StreetDance 3D was an entertaining film, with amazing special effects!"

Davina, 10, West Midlands, England

"I thought it was brill. The moves were fab."

Tony, 5, County Down, N. Ireland

"It's great. That was the best film in the whole universe. Everyone should watch it!"

Lauren, 8, Cardiff, Wales

"I loved StreetDance 3D, I thought it was very good."

Robyn, 9, Glasgow, Scotland

"I thought it was amazing."

Kay, 11, Swansea, Wales

"I love this film! The added 3D just makes it that bit better. I loved all of the dancers, they were brilliant. A definite must-see!"

Emma, 13, Essex

"I love StreetDance 3D. It is the best movie I've ever seen. I love George Sampson, Diversity, Flawless and Carly's group. This is a must a must see film!"

Deanna, 10, London, England

"StreetDance is a great film for all ages, and especially those who wanted to be inspired. It really encourages people to dance and to look at different styles of dancing."

Abi, 12, London, England

"I loved it. It is one of the best films I've ever seen."

Isabelle, 9, Essex, England

"I thought the film was amazing."

Tanya, 14, Manchester, England

"I love this movie and I hope they make a second one!"

Toni, 13, Falkirk, Scotland

"I think StreetDance is amazing. I can't wait for it to come out on DVD. Hopefully there is a StreetDance 2."

Ami, 13, Nottingham, England

"It was great. Great for families to watch together and I loved the dancing. I would love to see it again."

Morgan, 9, Cardiff, Wales

"I loved the film. I thought it was going to be like Step Up but actually it's so much better!"

Lydia, 12, Hertfordshire, England

"I think StreetDance 3D was excellent. I loved it so much I have now seen it five times because it's my favourite film and I would like to watch it again!"

Tamika, 13, Birmingham, England

"I love this movie it's one of the coolest ones ever!"

Lydia, 10, London, England

"It's good but I think it could be better, and I love the dancing in it!"

Ciara, 11, New York, USA

"StreetDance 3D is brilliant! And I'm a big fan of Diversity."

Tania, 13, Guildford, England

"I went to see it with my friend and we both think it's the best film ever. We love it!"

Saskia, 10, London, England

"This is my fave film of all time. I saw it today and I loved it. I could watch it everyday. It has some cool songs on it and I know them all. I would recommend this film to everyone my age!"

Charlotte, 13, Milton Keynes, England

"I thought the film was great! I loved the dance scenes, they were brilliant."

Anna, 11, London, England

"Wow, this film is so cool. I watched it in 3D and it was awesome. I would give it 10/10."

Mehwish, 13, Hackney, London

"I saw this film just the other day and I thought it was really amazing! The dancing was awesome too!"

Jemimah, 11, Winchester, England

"I saw it the first day it came out, and I have watched it 8 times already. That's how much I like it."

Nikita, 12, London, England

"I love this film. I especially liked the character Carly. I wish I could streetdance!"

Annalise, 9, Weston-super-Mare, England

"This was such a fab film, especially in 3D! I loved the storyline, which combed 2 different types of dance. Great film and well worth watching!"

Tamsin, 12, East Sussex, England

"StreetDance 3D is the best. I love dancing and I couldn't wait to see it, and when I did I wanted to watch it again. I can't wait until it comes out on DVD.''

Chelsea, 13, London, England

"StreetDance was amazing! Me and my friends loved it and we have been practising the moves!"

Lucy, 12, Darlington, England

"I loved it! It's now one of my favourite films! Carly was my favourite character along with her outfits! The dancing was fab too!"

Saskia, 14, Yorkshire, England

"I think StreetDance was great. I loved it so much that I am now getting into doing more dancing!"

Morgan, 11, Leeds, England

"It was awesome. I totally love flawless!"

Sanaa, 13, West Yorkshire, England

"This film is amazing! At first I thought the film was going to be rubbish but in the end it turned out to be good. Definitely a film to watch!"

Fahim, 14, London, England

"It was amazing! I love Diversity and Flawless. They're so good!"

Izzy, 12, Swindon, England

"I love Street Dance 3D! I can watch it a million times and never get bored."

Mohamed, 11, London, England

"The dancing was so cool. The film had some funny bits too."

Dushara, 11, London, England

"I think it is amazing and I loved it."

Monique, 12, London, England

"I Saw StreetDance 3D with my friend at our local cinema and I loved it! One of the best films I've ever seen! An amazing movie. I would watch it over and over again!"

Izzy, 10, London, England

"It is a very good film but it is slightly predictable."

Ziyad, 11, London, England

"I've watched it twice already and I loved it! If you haven't seen it, you need to!"

Anna, 13, London, England

"StreetDance is amazing! I advise you all to watch it! It's my favourite film yet!"

Amara, 10, Peterborough, England

"StreetDance was a great movie and the soundtrack was really good but I think that it was a bit like the Step Up films."

Devika, 12, London, England

"Great dancing, great music and just a great film overall! It's 5 out of 5 from me!"

Jasmine, 11, Surrey, England

"I went to the cinema and the movie was excellent! I think that Diversity could have done more dances."

Victoria, 9, Essex, England

"I've been to see it in 3D and it is really good!"

Jody, 11, Conwy, Wales

"I thought this film was cool. The story was exciting and the dancing and the music throughout the film were amazing in 3D. My mum and dad loved it too!"

Jasmine, 10, Toulouse, France

"I think this was the worst film ever. The acting was just terrible, the storyline was pointless and the dancing wasn't even all that great. The only good thing about it was George Sampson, who sadly didn't even get a major part, which he should have done. 3 out of 10."

Georgina, 13, London, England

"I Saw StreetDance 3D with my friend at our local cinema and I loved it! One of the best films I've ever seen!"

Vinny, 11, Somerset, England

"I went to see StreetDance in 3D the day it came out. It was really good because you don't expect to see what happens and the end is by far the best bit."

Lauren, 9, Middlesbrough, England

"An amazing movie. I would watch it over and over again!"

Lauren, 10, Derbyshire, England

"I really liked all the dance moves and so did all my friends."

Hannah, 11, London, England

"I thought this film was absolutely AMAZING! I love it. I want to watch it over again."

Amy, 13, West Midlands, England

"This film was pretty good. The acting was quite rubbish but the dancing and the music was awesome so you couldn't really tell. Carly wore the best sneakers ever!"

Zara, 14, Manchester, England

"StreetDance 3D is so good that I don't have a word for it! Go StreetDance!"

Zaki, 10, London, England

"Absolute rubbish. All they did was dance and talk. Diversity only had a brief appearance."

Amira, 10, New York, USA

"I went to watch StreetDance today and it was great, although I think the rating for this film should be 12A. There were some parts which I didn't think were suitable for under 12s."

Rayaan, 11, London, England

"I loved StreetDance, it's my fave movie out right now. My fave character has to be Eddie."

Rebecca, 11, Glasgow, Scotland

"It was the best film ever, though there was more dancing than acting."

Aisha, 11, London, England

"I really like the movie, it's officially my favourite. Carly's outfit is WOW!"

Thanusha, 11, London, England

"I think StreetDance is a really good film if it is in 3D, otherwise it wouldn't be the same."

Lara, 10, Reading, England

"It's a really good movie filled with really great dance moves. The film really brings out its name because of how alive the movie feels when you see it in 3D."

Alexis, 12, Switzerland

"It was really good, the best film in the world."

Jeanie, 8, Hampshire, England

"I think StreetDance is amazing. In my opinion I think that it will encourage more people to do street dance. I think it is also cool because it has many big stars who took part in the album! I also think it is good because it is so cool and the storyline is very good."

Rebecca, 11, Lancashire, England

"This film is really good! The dancing was amazing and I loved the plot! The outfits were really cool but the only thing I didn't like was the 3D. It wasn't very good, it would have been better in 2D. I'd give it 4/5."

Zara, 13, London, England

"I think StreetDance is a great movie because it's a great role model for kids."

William, 10, Walsall, England

"I saw the film a week before it came out and it's amazing! I never thought it would be this good. I would love to see another film like that. I hope there will be a second one of these out."

Sophie, 14, Bournemouth, England

"This film is so amazing. I loved Carly's outfits and Diversity and Flawless were amazing, a must-see film!"

Katy, 9, Luton, England