At a prestigious South African school, Melea (Cassie Ventura) and her boyfriend imagine a hip-hop version of Romeo and Juliet, but Melea’s dreams are dashed when she’s unable to pay tuition and is forced to leave. Determined to fulfill her destiny, she does the unthinkable – persuades the community to support her artistic and unique vision. When adrenaline-filled rehearsals cause dance crew rivals and egos to get in the way, everything falls apart. Once again, Melea dares to dream and risks it all to put on a performance you’ll never forget.
I’ll be completely transparent and just say that I’ve never seen the other 2 Honey films but I can appreciate a good dance film though so that’s what initially caught my attention. As soon as the movie started it felt like a blend of Step Up and Fast and The Furious which had me intrigued a bit further because I actually enjoy both franchises. The plot is fairly simple to understand and isn’t complex at all so there’s no need to try to piece story elements together. There’s dancing, financial turmoil, more dancing, romance, more dancing and love triangles. So there’s pretty much a bit of everything…..did I mention dancing? The choreography is actually really good and the music that was used complimented it really well. I will be honest and say that it isn’t Step Up good but there are some great moments. The acting wasn’t totally believable but to be honest I didn’t really expect it to have award winning performances so I was exactly disappointed. The film isn’t the best of its kind but it is a pretty fun film to watch if you can appreciate dancing as an art form. So do I suggest watching this? Sure but I would say go ahead and rent it because I don’t think that it’s worth a purchase exactly. 6/10
Deleted Scenes – About 12 minutes worth of scenes here. They don’t really offer too much as far as story goes so it’s understandable why they were cut.
Extended Dance Sequences – These are pretty enjoyable and seeing these full dance sequences will be a hit for people that like these type of films.
Behind the Dance: The Making of Honey 3 – This feature shows a bit about the South African setting and its shooting locations as well as the dance choreography and performances.
South African Backdrop – The cast and crew discuss filming in South Africa and how adding the culture and elements from the surroundings improved the film.
Battle Dakota Club – This short feature focuses on the dance scene in the club. It shows the challenges involved in getting a scene like that done.
Audio Commentary With Director Bille Woodruff