Thursday, August 20, 2009

In These Games X Means Exciting

Documentaries have covered many topics some objectionable, some questionable topics have also gotten the documentary treatment, we have seen how our food industry has become a huge money making cow, pardon the pun. We have seen just about every subject and person in one documentary or another. So it's no surprise that a huge television network gets in on the act. Over the last decade the ESPN X- Games have become a huge fan favorite, pulling in fans fro mall over the country, as well as viewers from all over the globe. Just to watch grown men ride skateboards, BMX bikes and motor bikes. YES grown men. In "X Games 3D: The Movie" we see how this sport has grown and who its heroes are. The men who risk severe injury for the rush. For the glory in their own minds.

The men who risk injury and even death for the thrill of the speed, the thrill of the competition these are the men who have become heroes to many of the kids in the world, these men ride skate boards, Tony Hawk, arguably the single most influential skateboarder of all time. Snowboards, Shaun White, who became a pro at the age of ten. Then there are the men who can do whatever it is they think will give them the next rush. Travis Pastrana is the first Person In MotoX history to land a double back flip, he did this amazing trick in X games 12. now he has become one of the top professional motocross racers.

The fact that the movie is shot in the 3D format is an added bonus to the many fans of these games. We get behind the scenes at every event, we listen as the men describe what it is that they feel when they are travelling down a seventy foot high ramp on nothing but a small board and air under them. we hear about the crashed these men have endured and the broken bones they have suffered. Jake Brown suffered what looked like the worst spill in X games history and just got up and walked away on his own to feet. We learn that these men have spent years learning these tricks perfecting them, to perform them in seconds in front of several thousand screaming fans.

The 3D effects of this picture are more for depth then to have things jump out at the audience. The race footage is shown at high speed and we get a look at just what it's like inside the cab of the car. The skateboard competition is extrem and dangerous, each contestent pushes himself to the max for the thrill that he gets. The awards and money are like free candy to these men. The race footage is spectacular and we get as close to being in the race as possible, I for one am willing to stand o nthe outside and watch, where its safer.

I give X Games 3D: The Movie a 3 and on my avoidance scale a 0 this is a close look at what pushes men to do the things the ydo, its for the rush its for the thrill, it;s for us the fans. Go see this movie, it is only going to be in theatres a week. Thats it, then its gone.

X Games 3D: The Movie is rated PG for Extreme Sports Action and Accidents
Running time is 1 hr. 31 mins.

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