Chasing Mavericks (2012)
Torrent Details: DVD Rip, Dual Audio, English sub
Genre: Drama, Sport
Director: Michael Apted
Starring: Gerard Butler, Jonny Weston, Elisabeth Shue
When a young Jay Moriarity learns that the legendary Mavericks surf break, one of the largest waves on Earth, is only a mile from his Santa Cruz home, he asks for a local legend Frosty Hess to help teach him to survive.
I went and saw this after reading many unfavorable reviews, and now having seen it I can not figure out all the negative attention. Admittedly can I be a bit biased to have grown up with to surf in Nord-CA, paddling out on many of these places, and looked up on the big wave chargers as Jay, but based on entertainment value alone I I thought it was great. Acting was solid, the footage was incredible, and the story never dragged on and lost my attention. The film portrayed reasonably realistic vibe of Santa Cruz as a high school kid, and often not discussed elements of surfing. I thought it was great that they were able to bring in the real pioneers of the Mavs and local shapers.The just a down-check, was that it feels a little karate Kidish at times and there were a couple events that would be incredibly rare that all seemed to happen at an opportune moments.Perhaps this movie used to complain so much for many who have a passion for sport and appreciate the massive undertaking of heavy paddling out to surf - but I found it very entertaining,. History has maybe not been 100% accurate, but the point is respect, and to tell story well, and driven around good guy.