WHY WE RIDE - The Movie - Who saw it? What did you think?

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by Sno Dawg, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. mikewillsmith

    mikewillsmith Not the f'g fresh prince!

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    No, thats a porn movie and puts "why we ride" into a whole other meaning. :lol3:lol3:lol3
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  2. FTL900

    FTL900 White and nerdy

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    I saw it here in Las Vegas with a few buddies. I enjoyed the movie, but like many previous observations, some things didn't add up well.

    Extended interviews with mother and daughters that set records at Bonneville, but little or nothing of them actually riding. [​IMG]

    Early Daytona footage, and an interview from some guy that won Daytona once, but no mention of Scott Russell, "Mr Daytona", 5 time winner. How can you just skip over that?

    I don't want to listen to Arlen Ness (or anyone else) talking.

    If they had chopped most of the interview footage [​IMG] (and lots of redundant images of people with the wind in their hair), they could have added a lot more different styles of motorcycle riding footage that ended up on the cutting room floor or wasn't shot at all.

    Pretty good coverage of hill climbing, and I enjoyed that part, but no mention of observed trials at all. I kept waiting for that to show up, but it didn't.

    A little coverage and a few pictures of the Rock store in California, but no mention of the Dragon in NC at all.
    Riding that area of NC (and the north Georgia mountains) makes Mulholland seem like a ride around the block. But it didn't make the film because it isn't on the west coast.

    Ever been HERE?? If you have, you know exactly what I'm talking about.

    [​IMG]
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  3. Maineboarder88

    Maineboarder88 Been here awhile

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    Omissions, loose ends and organizational flaws aside, it was still worth seeing. Even choked me up in a couple of spots. Wife liked it too.
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  4. Fireball

    Fireball Ancient Alien Theorist

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    Sure, they coulda put ALL THAT STUFF in the movie and it would be 10 hours long and then you guys would complain about THAT

    I watched people who share my passion...and it was cool

    Kudos to the film maker
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  5. MZcountryboy

    MZcountryboy Long timer

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    I went, looking for answers. Instead, I have more questions, like, for example..............








    "How did I become friends with these people?"


    :lol3


    I enjoyed the flimity flim flim.
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  6. COMP123

    COMP123 Been here awhile

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  7. rideLD

    rideLD The further the better!

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    I saw it a couple of weeks ago and was very impressed. I think it will be a classic like On Any Sunday was/is. For someone who does not ride and is baffled why people would want to "risk their lives" this would help them understand why we do it.

    I really liked that they featured riders from all disciplines at all levels. I will definitely be picking this one up on DVD.
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  8. Kamala

    Kamala Long timer

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    I bought the DVD a week ago but still haven't watched it. It seemed to be a big PIA to see it in a theater with everyone a sellout or a long drive to get there. If a big TV doesn't lend itself to viewing it I have a High Def projector that should. If it stinks I can always toss Razorback into the player! :lol3
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  9. vintagemxr

    vintagemxr old fahrt, nobody special

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    A buddy of mine bought the DVD and brought it over this afternoon. We watched WWR and then On Any Sunday. OAS is way more entertaining and professional despite being 40+ years old. WWR was fun but the film maker seemed addicted to slo-mo and the sound track began to sound like a Hallmark movie of the week chick flick after a while. WWR is a good one to show people who are not up on motorcycling but OAS remains more entertaining for riders.
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  10. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    To be honest I would have to say I'm with Gary, it was good,not over the top.

    Would I see it again with a group of friends on a cold wet winter night, definately:thumb

    will I dust off my DVD copy and watch it one of these days, sure one of these days.

    I guess I need to get my hands on a copy of any given sunday..never watched that
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  11. Nadgett

    Nadgett Obnoxious, dimwitted blowhard

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    If they had cut the last half hour it would have been a good movie.
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  12. Sno Dawg

    Sno Dawg Long timer

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    just watched the movie again - I like it

    worth watching, but I am glad I bought the DVD

    worth the $20 from Amazon

    Sno Dawg
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  13. divimon2000

    divimon2000 Been here awhile

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    Saw it on amazon prime. Great quality filming, no adv, all west coast. Still nice.
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  14. grind

    grind Been here awhile

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    I and everyone in the theater clapped at the end. Inspirational, emphasized family, quality time, attitude and portrayed very accurately what it feels like to "fly"on two wheels.

    Not enough of this, too much of that, wrong coast....., no matter what they did someone would find fault with it I guess. For what they intended to do I think they did it pretty well but that's just my opinion.
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  15. Sno Dawg

    Sno Dawg Long timer

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  16. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    I think this looks more like it!

    <iframe width="853" height="480" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/byeEFSR8ds8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    :clap
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  17. Sno Dawg

    Sno Dawg Long timer

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    This is going to be a great movie. I can't wait until it is released. I read somewhere that it was to be at the San Sebastian film festival, but when will it be shown on the east coast - Philadelphia?

    I have watched ON Any Given Sunday about 30 or 40 times. The cinematography and story never gets old just like Dust to Glory.

    Sno Dawg

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  18. Bravo12

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    I saw it on DVD, and I honestly don't know who the target audience was. Some of the cinematography was nice, and there were some interesting characters interviewed. Overall, it was entertaining enough. But, it seemed to be pushing a message that most riders already know. It seemed - as per the apt title - to try to explain the WHY of motorcycling enthusiasts. But it seems they marketed the movie TO motorcycle enthusiasts, rather than try to cross it over and market to non-riders in an attempt to bring them into the sport. Still, as it was, it couldn't convey that allure that you only feel if the doing of something speaks directly to you. It's just like nobody can explain to me why jumping out of an airplane is fun - it just IS to some people, and not to others.

    So, yeah: preaching to the choir. And unfortunately, they marketed it only to the choir as well. I'm not a racing enthusiast, but the Faster movies seemed to be much better "motorcycle documentaries" to me, as were the "Long Way Round/Down" series; my non-riding wife was able to enjoy those productions as much as I did.
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