So tonight I made my way up Keystone for their premier of These Days by Transworld. When you have a magazine doing a movie they put a lot of hype behind it and say its this or its that. Realistically this was a snowboard movie like every other snowboard movie out there. At best it was mediocre.
It had an interesting mix of Dirt Bags, Old timers, Youngens, Jibbers, and a few Bangers rolled in for good measure. The opener was great, really captivated me with everyone getting broke off. After that it kind of went a little down hill. Nick Dirks didn’t wow me all that much I was like oh ok another one of “those” kids doing “those” tricks. Dustin Cravens part picked up a little bit and really show cased his talent. He has a smooth style and had a few bangers thrown in for good mix. Lucas Debari’s part really stuck out to me probably because his music was Grim Reaper and not all that lame ass emo music that made me want to slit my wrists. Chad O straight up killed his segment, for being an old timer he didn’t show any signs of slowing down and really proved that the old guys shouldn’t be put out to pasture.
The problem with this movie was a lot of the shots for the riders various parts were the same, it was almost stagnant. Frankly I don’t want to see every rider do the same bomb drop, urban rail, or park kicker. Some of the B.C. segments were great, some were kind of like eh. I remember reading that the rail tricks in this movie would blow minds, there were maybe 2 or three that wowed me but most were kind of stock and some were just done over and over and just when you thought they were done they sneak in one more shot. The coolest features were a CosCo freight container that was jibbed then launched into a wall ride, the Keystone gap jump double quarter pipe of doom that I actually witnessed get made at the end of the season, and of course my favorite the Mt. Baker road gap.
All in all if you saw the premier online at transworld that should be good enough, I wouldn’t put the money down on this film as there’s so many others out there.