Joined: Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:19 am Posts: 527 Location: Capitol Hill, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
No snowboarders until the FIFTH scene! This was AFTER scenes that featured guys on snowmobiles shooting guns, and Bode Miller doing something we've never seen before: ski racing (I got my hopes up thinking Bode would actually ski a big-mountain line...but apparently that never crossed the producers minds).
A recap of the X-Games for those in the crowd who DIDN'T watch a single episode of Sportscenter during the ACTUAL games (the same time as NFL playoffs mind you)
Some people going off a jump on an inflatable weiner...I thought this was a SKI MOVIE?
And what about the actual ski/board scenes? They were just thrown together 2 second clips of athletes in the air: no takeoffs, no landings. I thought I was going to have a seizure.
The movie wasn't even narrated by Warren Miller.
Combine the shitty movie with a sold out theater full of 2,000 gapers, and I was ready to go home at the intermission.
I'll take 100 purists and a Thrillhead movie any time over the waste of time last week. At least I'll get some use out of my free copper/winter park/steamboat tickets.
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Joined: Wed Mar 23, 2005 8:51 am Posts: 515 Location: summit, CO
It's sad to watch warren miller films go down like this. They used to be all we had. They jsut have an inability to change with the times I guess. You would think with the budget they have they could film something a little more worthwile.
I think warren miller films are now marketed to the over the hill gang who were in the original WM audience.
I don't think WM has anything to do with the films anymore. He sold the franchise (or whatever you call it) to his kid who then sold it to someone else. Or something like that.
Anyway, as much as I love snow sports, I can't handle anymore movies. Maybe occasionally when I'm bored but for the most part they all look the same to me. It's even worse seeing them in public with all the "Wha?!?!, SICK!!, Whoa bra," and the height of originallity...
agreed, I can't stand watching Warren Miller, except for the old stuff which is sooo hilarious, what a great time to watch it now, it's just so bad, and so funny. it seemed to be "hardcore" to lifelessly fall off a cornice and land on your side 30 feet below, with opera music
at least stuff like Mack Dawg movies has really really high quality freestyle, these riders are getting so good at dropping backcountry cliffs and cornices in so many ways...
and there are lots of good parts with solid freeriding mixed in with freestyle being thrown in big mountains, even with some riding sequences starting to last more than 10 seconds
but I wish the movies would instill a sense of fun, a sense of respect for the mountains, a sense of being something more than just immediate "whoa bro, dude" etc. with shitty music designed to pump you up
Transform and roll out team