When it comes to shred flicks everyone has something they want to see and get from it. Much like the fit of a boot, what people want is highly varying. This movie had a lot of hype behind it coming in to this season. So why should you spend 40 plus minutes of your time viewing this flick?
Well for starters three things that would make anyone want to see a movie like this. LNP shits himself after slamming on a rail, Deer carcass jibbing, and Desire Melancon getting a dogs balls put on her head. Seriously who wouldn’t want to see those three things? OK, still skeptical I see.
Here’s the basic gist of this movie. It’s more of a skate style inspired flick with lots of jibbing and creativity put into the actual obstacles used. Sprinkle in a mix of a backcountry and lifestyle shots with an appreciation for various genres of music and that’s what this movie has. Don’t expect double corks and cable cams, instead think more attainable jib set ups.
Now who has the bangers in this movie? Well each rider that has a full segment brings something to the table that is unique and shows their talents. Obviously everyone is expecting LNP to be the show stealer and carry this movie. His part is great and shouldn’t be over looked but there are some other heavies that deserve to be mentioned. The opener from Ben Bilocq kills it and for myself has become my favorite part in the whole movie. The way he dominates the urban scene with his riding is amazing. Obviously Bittner and Bennee crush it with their smooth style and unique eye for features. Slam of the year goes to Alex Cantin for impaling himself on a bike rack (same bike rack pictures on the cover of the DVD box).
Now much like other movies there is a bit of reused locations in this film. Notably will be a few features from Minnesota that some people might remember from No Correct Way. There’s also a grip load of shots from Quebexico as well, but that’s a given with the line up of tight pants wearing gypsy’s from that area.
Is this movie for everyone? Well if you want to watch people making big pow slashes on shit you’ll probably never ride then no it’s not. But if you want a movie that reminds you of shredding with friends check it out. This movie has had a high rotation in my DVD player for the last month due to how inspiring it is.