in no way is being followed by a camera crew while hurley pays for you to surf by yourself on sick waves in exotic countries, drifting. bahahaha awsome plot. still machado does rip. seems like every pro thinks theyre "soul" surfers now, pretty lame if you ask me
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if anything he sounds depressed. I feel as though they could have presented it in a different way maybe stating that he was trying to find uncrowded waves or whatever.
I kind of agree. I saw this at work, so no sounds, but I think they showed him too many times with his arms out and legs down as if he was Jesus on the cross or something. Just seemed a little wierd to me. He was drifting between signing autographs in surf shops in Indo too.
I actually just watched the behind the scenes and it actually is supposed to be more like a fictional hollywood style movie, they didnt seem like they were trying to make machado seem like some all mighty soul surfer. check out this video of it it shows a completely different side of the video. seems like i might have been a little to hasty to judge the movie in my previous post.
I started watching The Drifter last night I got 20 mins in and I was already tired from all the Hoilday running round I figured I would watch the rest for it tonight. But I like what I saw so far. Good surfing and I think Machado narrating and explaing why he is doing what he is was good and very deep
the movie is great. its a fictious movie inspired by the life of machado. its not meant to be seen as real or that it actually happened...obviously. his surfing speaks for itself and he has a great style...especially where hes riding that retro. you people need to stop taking this **** so seriously and enjoy a piece of art. taylor steele did an incredible job putting this one together. some of you sound like kooks trying to act cool trashing it. if i didnt already own it i would buy it. a great add to the collection.
this movie is terrible, oh yea and someone already did it!! Timmy Turner has a flick out where they literally go to an island in Indo and get dropped off. No boat, no food except for what they brought and they live there for a month. It is called "Second Thoughts", and it blows the drifter out of the water. the waves are better, the action is real, you can feel their struggle. This movie is nothing more than a hollywood fake! Rob Machado is a poser to people who really do it, like the gang in that movie. They had zero camera crew except for a couple of guys who surf and shoot. It even shows them paddling 3 miles across a bay to score a massive left, the cameras are strapped on their boards. watch it, then watch the drifter, you will laugh
yeh second thoughts is a great one. the drifter has an artistic aspect that you can't find in surf films. a soundtrack and some ripping is great (not a reference to second thoughts) but i like something different.
I though the Drifter was ok, not what I expected. I was hoping to see him surf exotic places and give you more insight to Indonesia's waves. For once I would like to see a film that gets into the details of surfing such places. I want to know how they feel surfing alone, surfing unknown breaks, do these guys ever experience any difficulties paddling out, do they have any fear, have they ever ran into any sharks or some other fearsome wildlife. Another words, I want to see a surf film that humanizes a surfer of Rob Machado’s or Kelly Slater’s level. It’s early and I am rambling on... I am probable not even making sense. Time to get my gear into the car, and go surf some fun 3-5ft cold waves in Delaware.
[QUOTE=eastbreak;50206]I though the Drifter was ok, not what I expected. I was hoping to see him surf exotic places and give you more insight to Indonesia's waves. For once I would like to see a film that gets into the details of surfing such places. I want to know how they feel surfing alone, surfing unknown breaks, do these guys ever experience any difficulties paddling out, do they have any fear, have they ever ran into any sharks or some other fearsome wildlife. Another words, I want to see a surf film that humanizes a surfer of Rob Machadoís or Kelly Slaterís level. Itís early and I am rambling on... I am probable not even making sense. Time to get my gear into the car, and go surf some fun 3-5ft cold waves in Delaware.
^^^right on. i wana know if they feel the same way we do and experience the same ****, the same joys and the same fears. im tired of watching surf movies that make them look like gods, i wana see one that shows that they are just people like us who kick ass at surfing
I agree, I want it to feel real, as if one of us did it we would expirience the same things they do. The drifiter seemed fake and emotionless, I mean I love robs surfing, but good god i felt depressed the whole movie and just wanted shake him and say taht 99% of the surfers in the world will never expirience what he has, the waves he surfs, everything. Put him in our position, and see how he feels then. Scraping along to pay bills and surfing mediocre waves in 5 mils with hoods boots and gloves, then talk about it.