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X Games 3D Movie Review

Thu, Aug 27, 2009

BMX, FMX, SKATEBOARDING, SNOWBOARDING

X Games 3D: The Movie

Just for the sake of covering the most important detail first, this 3D experience is the real deal. If you have never seen a production using Disney’s Digital 3D technology, here is your excuse to check it out. While X Games 3D might eventually be released on DVD, the 3D experience is not going to happen in your living room (Translation – get yourself to a theater this weekend to see it).

In terms of the movie itself, there is a quandary for the action sports enthusiast – we already know happens. While I sat in awe of the presentation, I knew what was coming next and was almost mentally Tivo-ing past the gaps. That being said, the creators do a good job in re-packaging footage to create a real sense of drama for the Moto X Best Trick and Skateboard Big Air competitions. And while I am tempted to release spoilers, I will leave you with an axiom of action sports – sometimes the winner isn’t the champion.

While there might be some truth to the claim that the X Games 3D movie is little more than a 90 minute ESPN infomercial, it should also give you some perspective on how large action sports have become. The Summer X Games have been around for 15 years and the Winter X Games for 14 years. The Summer X Games are the biggest sports story and biggest sports production in the world for one weekend a year. Tony Hawk and Shaun White are household names. Skateparks are abundant in the United States. And now we have our own big budget 3D movie. Things have come a long way. Rejoice.

Bob Burnquist mega ramp gap slide
Among the highlights of X Games 3D: The Movie:

  • Kyle Loza not being as big of an idiot as previously expected
  • A glimpse into the life of the greatest skateboarder in the world, Bob Burnquist
  • Danny Way airing over the Great Wall of China with a broken ankle
  • A Bob Burnquist and Danny Way mega ramp session including a four-wheel drift and a manual on a box over the gap

X Games 3D: The Movie features Shaun White, Danny Way, Bob Burnquist, Ricky Carmichael, Kyle Loza and Travis Pastrana. The movie is narrated by Emile Hirsch.

X Games 3D was released on Friday, August 21 and will be playing in theaters across the country for the remainder of August so make sure you get hooked-up now.

X Games 3D: The Movie Trailer

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1 Comments For This Post

  1. Louise Ng Says:

    Hi There,

    Is there anyway that I can purchase the X Game 3D Movie?
    I can’t find it from Amazon.

    Appreciate if anyone could help on this.

    Thanks,
    Louise

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