WHY WE RIDE movie

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Jrjoyce2007, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. PHOTON PHIL

    PHOTON PHIL THe REAL poser

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    Great movie, I saw it with my son. He rides with me :clap. Just how many 17 year olds like to hang out with their dads? That is part of the reason I love motorcycles.
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  2. dom1104

    dom1104 Been here awhile

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    It was OK. It couldnt be a bad thing to have a movie like this out there.
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  3. scottro

    scottro Been here awhile

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    YMMV, but I was underwhelmed. I guess I expected it to be cooler than it was.

    The narrative is pieced together from 30-60 second soundbytes from a lot of famous biker talking heads. This goes on for the entire length of the movie and got tiring.

    Pretty-much every scene w/ moving motorcycles is shot in slow motion with a soundtrack that tries a little too hard to be "epic". The music is similar to what's played right before a battle scene in Lord of the Rings.

    It's not bad-bad, but it's a lot closer to "Cafe Racer TV" than "On Any Sunday".

    Sorry. I wanted to like this movie.
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  4. portalespeanut

    portalespeanut nEARLY nORMAL

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    Just watched the movie after my son gave me the DVD as a Christmas gift! We live 'in the sticks' and both knew it'd likely never show in our local theatres...and so he blew me away by making sure I have a copy. Now, I'm gonna get him one too.

    I thought the film was excellent...with all the diversity out there in our motorcycling world, there's bound to be some who will think it misses the mark...their mark. I thought it covered many powerful aspects of why we do love riding, and was well done. I believe it can be a powerful tool to invite more into our way of life too...near the end it was mentioned that there's a 'seed' in many of us...the seed of being a motorcyclist. When something comes along to 'water' that seed, we are hooked. I think this film may encourage many to join us. I plan on inviting all my friends to see this...well done!
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  5. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    I got my copy right before Christmas; I strongly believe that the future of the sport relies on reaching out to a different market, my wife and son both ride, but I think that the sentimental family angle was a tad overplayed. then again, I've watched it 5-6 times, so I can't be too critical.


    A good representation of DS/overland travel, flat track, hill climb, cruiser lifestyle, Moto GP, history, etc, but where was the isle of Man?
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  6. DAKEZ

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    I am glad they made it. It was nowhere near as good as I had hoped it would be.

    Oh Well.

    RIDE RIDE RIDE! :ricky

    p.s. Can I have my $27.00 back?
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  7. stefan tilden

    stefan tilden Been here awhile

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  8. stefan tilden

    stefan tilden Been here awhile

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    So pissed this sold out in Seattle.... will keep looking to see it, meanwhile here's an ode to riding!
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/fj4VL_rE7Sc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  9. wardie

    wardie 2 Wheel Power Hour

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    Tuesday January 21st the Movie Why We Ride is coming to the Packard Museum. Doors open at 5pm, 2 Wheel Power Hour motorcycle show airs live at 6pm and movie begins at 7:30pm. $8.00 admission fee. All monies raised goes to Packard Museum. The Packard will be showing their motorcycle exhibit. So for 8 bucks you get to tour the motorcycle exhibit, see the motorcycle show broadcast live and see the movie! Food and beverage is available throughout the evening! Sponsored by Triumph of Warren. Seating capped at 100. To reserve a seat email Triumph of warren the names of those attending. You will not be required to send money. This email is for counting purposes.

    triumphofwarren@yahoo.com
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  10. AlanCT

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    I got it on DVD for Christmas. It was okay and I enjoyed watching it, but I really expected more. It seemed like it was about 80% slow-mo scenes of motocross. I was hoping for a more all-encompassing survey or riding.
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  11. Travman

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    Recently watched the movie. Other than a few small segments, the theme of the movie was racing and how everyone highlighted started off very young and stayed with it. Nothing on those who rode in their younger days, stopped for various life commitments, then came back to riding. Nothing on those that discovered the joy of riding late in life. Not everyone started riding at 5. Main assumption was that if you ride, then you must love some form of bike racing. Overall I though it was eh, nothing special. Could have been called, why we race.
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  12. EastSideSM

    EastSideSM Isn't that dangerous?

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    I went to see the movie Monday night. I think the typical ADV "They didn't make this movie exactly how I would have made it so it sucks" :cry is what most people are saying in the previous comments. Which I guess shouldn't surprise me. To them I say, "GO make your own fucking movie."

    The only real criticism I had was that they didn't put a tag identifying who was speaking and what their relevance was. They did that at the end of the movie, during the run of the credits, which while I understand the motivation, I think for most people it would have been a little more meaningful to identify the speakers during the actual movie. I only knew a few of them myself by sight, so someone with little or no knowledge of racing or motorcycling history would have absolutely no idea who the speakers were.

    However, the fact that it was enjoyable and was about motorcycling made up for any shortcomings I may have identified.
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  13. sdmichael

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    Racing in any form isn't that exciting to me. I don't own a car, haven't since August 2011, had the motorcycle since December 2012. I don't consider it a sport any more so than bicycling. Is commuting a "sport"? Seeing a movie that seems to relate more to racing doesn't relate to me. You can ride and have nothing to do with racing. I'm sure it is a good movie, but with the reviews I've seen here, I don't think it would appeal to me much. I ride because I'd rather not drive, I enjoy wearing the gear, and it offers me a freedom that four wheels doesn't. I feel the same about bicycling.
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  14. lancruza

    lancruza On a Mission

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    I hope the people that made this movie aren't following this thread, cause if they are, they will probably be very discouraged by all the negative comments that have been left so far.
    BUT NOW IT'S MY TURN!!

    I absolutely LOVED IT!! It's a very high quality production. Everything from the music to the camera shots was as top notch as any movie you will ever see. Very slick presentation and cinematography. I loved the FEEL of the movie. It made me want to run out and hop on my bike as soon as the movie was over. It shows a very good cross section of motorcycle riders along with good stories on how they got started riding and why they ride. A good soundtrack can be a great asset to any movie experience, if it is done properly. They nailed this! It was a great compliment to the shots they chose. The slo-mo shots help ad to the tone and feel of the movie. A great family oriented movie. I think there were 2 curse words in the entire movie. This is a great movie to show to any young future riders. I stood up and applauded at the end of the movie. I was the only one to do this at this showing, because I was at home watching this in my living room. That's right, I was standing in my living room applauding. I grabbed the remote, started the movie over and watched it again.

    So, if the people who made this movie ARE reading this thread - AWESOME JOB!! I thoroughly enjoyed it and would love to see a sequel.
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  15. mongox

    mongox ARRRRGH!!!

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    :thumbTHanks Mang, you said how I feel. :fyyffthe haters.

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  16. Süsser Tod

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    I ordered the movie before the release date, it was sold out on release and I had to wait for the 2nd batch and then the shipping to Mexico...

    I LOVED IT! Yes, a lot of it is about racing, but honestly, racing is inherent to human nature. When I was a kid we raced anything, you're always trying to compete, be better at something, so racing will have to be somewhere in there in any movie about motorcycles. If you're willing to go past the "they are racing, I hate it" mind block, you'll notice that all of them pretty much ride for the similar reasons, whether it be on the race track, dirt track or the open road.

    I tried racing and I hated it. I do trackdays and love them, but riding is a lot more than going fast to me, yesterday I just went out riding on the suburbs for three hours, looking at things, exploring streets I had never been to before, looking at the different houses. Sometimes I just go out riding in the night, within the city, it looks different, quiet and peaceful. Sometimes I like to go to the mountains and grab lunch in a small town...

    I think the movie pretty much covered it all.
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  17. g®eg

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    went to see it in Providence last night (snipped from that thread)

    Overall not bad... Seemed like a 90 minute version of the intro video to the MSF BRC "welcome to the ride". I'd say the movie was probably 30 minutes too long, and could be titled "why Americans ride". Seems to be targeted towards the v-twin cruiser crowd, ignoring pretty much the rest of the world, the rest of motorcycling history, along with sport touring or ADV riding types. Having said that it was a nice night out.

    I guess if you've nothing better to do on a cold winter night w/ 90 minutes to kill....

    Of course if I had it to do over I'd probably just download the movie and watch it at home.
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  18. wheelbender6

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    Showing my age, but how does it compare to "On Any Sunday"? "On any Sunday" seemed to be just a collection of action footage with some narration. Sure made me want to ride, though.
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  19. g®eg

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    And showing my age, not as good.
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  20. skidxr

    skidxr Excuses

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    This Film Was A Fucking Snoozer....
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