You may have seen Harry Shum, Jr. in the hit TV series “Glee,” but get ready to see him bust a move—a few really good ones, actually—in “Step Up 3D,” which opens today.
Starring in “Step Up 3D” are Rick Malambri (“How I Met Your Mother,” “Surrogates”) as Luke and Sharni Vinson (“Cold Case,” “CSI:NY”) as Natalie. Along with their crew of tip-top dancers in the New York underground dance scene, they compete in a high-stakes dance competition for $100,000 to save a warehouse their group calls home.Far from his role as Mike Chang, the “other Asian” chorus boy in “Glee,” Shum shows off his skills in “Step Up 3D” as Cable, one of New York’s best dancers who not only moves to the music, but can also finish a routine with a trick or two along with a couple backflips.
Don’t be surprised if Shum seems in familiar territory, taking on a big-screen role as a dancer. He played the same character, Cable, in “Step Up 2: The Streets” (2008) as well as a crew dancer in “Stomp the Yard” (2007).
But this time, prepare for some 3D entertainment rather than your usual movie-going experience. Glasses on and popcorn in hand, you’ll feel like you’re right in the middle of the stunningly choreographed dance-offs, the rivalries and the romance of “Step Up 3D.”
Photo credit: Disney (K.C. Bailey)