too much hipster/alex knost/alia footage for my taste. alias are cool & all, but i feel like half the movie is dedicated to them. some of the stuff in that film is undoubtedly amazing tho.
litmus is still the single best surf fim of the last 15+ years, tho. w/out that one, there would be no moonshine conspiracy, no thomas campbell, etc...the footage of curren & wayne lynch alone earn it the top spot. add in the joel fitzgerald segment & it blows the doors off of everything else.
Agree...I didnt really like The Present that much..
I totally agree about Busting Down the Door being great, The surfing is amazing considering the equipment of the day ...flat rockered single fins...but on the other hand i could see someone bumming on all the time spent on Rabbit's misfortunes..even though i thought it made for a great back story
Last edited by mitchell; Feb 21, 2010 at 12:32 PM.
The question kinda hit it on the head - most of what we see today are surf videos, most of which are public relations advertising dressed up as general surf videos. There are very few surf movies or surf films. After seeing one after the other "(insert company name) Trek to Wonderland (insert country name)" with the same cast of characters doing repeated airs and multiple close-up 360s, it all becomes rather boring. These videos lack a storyline, theme or connection to the everyday average waveriding bloke.
the old surf movies r awesome considering the boards and style is great, now days the aerial maneuvers in bodyboard videos i think put them on top of today's surf movies. The riding level is ridiculous on both boards but lostsoul to chime in about bodyboarding in a negative way for no reason is pathetic. shows your lack of knowledge in any surfing sport.
Can't think of a bad...lost movie. I especially like the lost across America movies... Pros and ripping Joes. Like the cover says ...surfing isn't all about a bro down boat trip to Indo staring the momentum generation. Kick arse surfing goes down all over this great country. Always gets me pumped