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The Ultimate Wave Tahiti (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 5 July 2010 (France)
THE ULTIMATE WAVE TAHITI plunges audiences into the stunning beauty of an island paradise on a quest to find the perfect wave-riding experience. Nine-time world surfing champion Kelly ... See full summary »

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THE ULTIMATE WAVE TAHITI plunges audiences into the stunning beauty of an island paradise on a quest to find the perfect wave-riding experience. Nine-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater and Tahitian surfer Raimana Van Bastolaer and a group of friends seek out the best waves breaking on the reef at Tahiti's famed surf site Teahupo'o. As their quest unfolds, the audience is plunged beneath the surface of things, to explore the hidden forces at work shaping ocean waves and the islands that lie in their path. Amidst playful surfing action, we navigate the cosmos and an ocean storm in a search for the source and nature of a wave's energy. Exploring mountainous Tahiti, we are thrust into the turbulent volcanic past of the island and its neighbors and discover the seagoing, wave-riding roots of the islanders themselves -- a culture still rich in the music, dance and lore of the sea. Beneath the ocean, swimming with our surfers, we explore the stunning, fragile beauty of the reef habitat... Written by K2 Communications

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Each of the 4 stereoscopic cameras used on this film was a prototype - a one-of-a-kind instrument: the Gemini (35mm Vistavision), a 3D Camera Co. 2K digital, a 3D time-frame 65mm camera and the "Bunny Cam", a 35mm high-speed stereoscopic camera. For aerials, a 5th camera was used: Spacecam Systems' 2D Imax camera. See more »

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Mind-numbingly dull
7 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

This movie does not know what it wants to be: a documentary (which it is not); a travelogue, which it is not; a high-tech home movie without the charm or a surf film bereft of surfing. The director was too in love with his beauty shots which run much too long. The soundtrack is listless and does nothing for the story which, I'll admit, does not live up to the title. The movie is about Kelly Slater's visit to an old friend in Tahiti to do a little hanging out, eating, training, snorkeling, and, yes, surfing Teahupo'o which, in the movie is pronounced "tee-a-ho-poo" not "cho-poo" the way surfers usually pronounce it. No explanation is given. All-in-all there's nothing special here and despite all the hype about the technology, this movie is one big waste of time.


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