Wednesday, September 26, 2007

September Sessions

Okay, so I watched the Jack Johnson "movie" September Sessions last night. The first thing I noticed, just as I was getting comfortable on the couch, was that it's not a "movie" at all since it's only 26 minutes long.

Which leads me to the next thing I noticed. I was happy it was so short. The surfing is pretty amazing but it's also pretty repetitive with guys on short boards getting barreled and making sharp turns up the face of the wave and then riding it back down.

There's also no dialogue, just voice-overs mainly with the star surfers explaining how stressed out they've been on the tour circuit and how stoked they were just to get a chance to make this movie which apparently is "all about the stoke."

I mean, it's fine to watch but you have to go into it knowing that it's really short. I'm not going to harsh on it too bad because the footage is amazing but, it's not a movie... more like a short collection of surf footage collected over a couple of days without a story to really hold it together.

So here's the 3-min trailer. Imagine 23 minutes more of the same and you've got the movie. Pretty cool for what it is.


Bluedog said...

Wow, there were some sweet lefts there!! If you want to check out a good surfing movie DT, check out Psychedelic Desert Groove. It has Occy, Machado, Corian, and others and has great aussie music.


Dinosaur Trader said...

Excellent, thanks BD! I'll check right now to see if the library has it!