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I don't follow extreme sports and I'm in the over-fifty crowd. But I came away from Ultimate X with increased respect for what they do, even if it also reinforced my notion that Americans place too much emphasis on sports and entertainment. Here's one viewer who thinks that this is just the right length and who wishes that I'd seen in on a big screen. (Now they're showing it on TV.) In my opinion, this highlights-style documentary contains above-average pictures, sound and interviews, and provides an interesting introduction to, and insight into the cream of this crop. I would have liked to have known more about the scoring, but, absent that, I assume that it's predominantly subjective, boring and not appropriate on film.
this film is not only chalk full of incredible camera angles and interviews with todays "real" athletes. it states that the reason many people get into this kind of sports is to be different from all the basketball, baaaaseball players etc. and they are a little messed up to want to do these things like jump 20ft high on a bicycle and speed down a hill 2 inches from the ground at about 85 mph. if you dont understand anything about these sports and would like to know more tis is the best thing to do short of talking to an athlete, even someone local whose been riding for years can tell you these things. watch this movie again and again to get the mentallity this people have. its short but it makes up for it
I recently got the DVD and i reccommend that EVERYONE get it...even if you r not a fan of extreme sports. the photography, music, and slo-motion effects are stunning. And its VERY cool w/ surround sound 2!!! There are way too many interviews tho, but the stunts are phenominal!!!!!!
I just saw this film at one of Toronto's IMAX theaters. I have seen other IMAX films, but this one was by far the most interesting. I have never fully understood the Extreme Sports, and have really never seen any live. This film was perfect for a person like me. The only problem was, like most IMAX films, it was too short. Just as I was getting into it, it was over. However, it was very interesting to watch, and educational. I recommend this film to anyone who wants to learn more about these sports.
This movie was the first IMAX movie I have seen on the BIG, BIG screen as
have had no IMAX theaters next to me until now. This movie is nothing
than just amazing. Ultimate X brought me into a whole new world of Action
Sports. The movie is a documentary on the real life Action Sports
competitions called the "X-Games" held annually every year on ABC, ESPN,
ESPN 2. All the footage is real, all the athletes are real, the movie is
completely real. So, when you see the dude do a BackFlip on a moto X
you will be at all. It shows you the true competitive spirit that goes
these athletes when in the mix of hardcore competition.
Ultimate X has tons of footage from the 2001 X-Games. The movie is really more of "The Best of the 2001 X-Games." The movie shows footage of Tony Hawk's 900, Shaun Murray's Double Backflip, alot of Travis Pastrana, BMX, STREET LUGE, and much more. Seeing Tony Hawk doing a 900 on such a big screen gave me nausea. I swear, they showed it from like 5 different angles. The moto X scenes were marvlous. There is nothing like seeing a dude fly 125 feet in the air on motor cycle on a ten story high screen with the most egzilurating sound system on earth! I hope to see this on DVD along with my other IMAX collections!
Ultimate X was everything it advertised to be. It was wild, crazy, and
insane. It put the more extreme sports in full perspective. The only
downfall I had with the film was the length. Easily could have been longer
then an hour.
If your looking for a crazy hour to kill I definantly suggest this flick
I have just had my first visit to an IMAX cinema to see Ultimate X, best cinema experience in months.
This 40 minute film has great pace, with amazing stunts, humour and dialogue, the adrenaline does not drop for a minute. Not a bad soundtrack either (Fat Boy Slim, Moby, 3rd Strike)
Beware though it will only be shown on big screen cinemas only. I believe there to be only nine in the UK.
Whether or not you are a fan of extreme sports, give this IMAX ride a go. The photography, editing, and score are stellar and the personalities of the stars are more exciting than most narrative characters in recent years. What this film lacks storywise is made up by the sheer exhilaration of the subject matter.
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