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Overall Rating
1.9

Awesome: 20.29%
Worth A Look: 2.9%
Average: 0%
Pretty Bad: 0%
Total Crap76.81%

7 reviews, 27 user ratings


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Supercross
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by Scott Weinberg

"Superbad"
1 stars

Save your hate-mails, motorheads. I'm not knocking your favorite sport, just the amazingly brain-dead movie that it inspired. Frankly if I were a hardcore motorcross fanatic, I'd be pretty annoyed to see this 75-minute atrocity acting as my favorite sport's flagship flick.

Filmmaker Steve Boyum started his Hollywood career as a stuntman. If you enjoyed the kinetic craziness found in movies like The Blues Brothers, 1941, True Romance, and the Lethal Weapon sequels, then feel free to thank Mr. Boyum for his various stunt-oriented contributions.

But if director Hal Needham has taught us anything, it's that veteran stunt coordinators don't necessarily make for good directors. (For the record, Mr. Needham has directed the following movies: Smokey and the Bandit 2, Cannonball Run 2, Megaforce, Rad, Stroker Ace, Body Slam, and something called Street Luge.)

Steve Boyum's directorial filmography doesn't look much better. After getting started with the outlandishly terrible Meet the Deedles, he moved on to Stepsister from the Planet Weird, Mom's Got a Date With a Vampire, Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice, and Timecop: The Berlin Decision before landing the Supercross gig.

Bankrolled by Clear Channel (because they also put a lot of money into the actual motorcross circuits and X-Games happenings) and created with virtually no recognizable components of quality filmmaking, Supercross is a limp story you've heard 1,000 times before, peppered with more product placements than a NASCAR vehicle, built on the foundation of one amazingly inept screenplay.

And for a former stuntman, Mr. Boyum shows alarmingly little skill where action scenes are concerned. 70% of Supercross takes place on a dirt race course, and were it not for the omnipresent dronings of the play-by-play announcer, you'd have no chance whatsoever to figure out who's winning, who's losing, and who the main characters are.

Two brothers race motorcycles. There's your plot. Each brother gets precisely one personality trait to show off and precisely one hottie to woo. If you can't figure out where Supercross is headed within the first ten minutes, I suspect that Supercross is the very first movie you've ever seen. Lifeless, plotless, and entirely beholden to its numerous corporate sponsors, this 80-minute music video is so drearily bad that I suspect even the hardcore moto-maniacs won't find much to enjoy here.

Then again, Supercross fits just perfectly beside Grind, Rad, and BMX Bandits, I suppose. Come to think of it ... has there been one worthwhile bike movie since Breaking Away and/or American Flyers?

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User Comments

4/03/08 Moto Babe Movie was painful. Reviews were the most entertaning of all. 1 stars
10/21/07 8===D hated the movie, loved the review 1 stars
8/05/07 kheith oh my god!!! i love this movie...its really great...hope i will meet mike vogel and cameron 5 stars
6/02/07 RoB I think this movie was GREAT!! 5 stars
5/08/07 sheril i hardly saw aaron carter in the ending 5 stars
11/29/06 matt56 it reminds you of the track, great movie 5 stars
11/08/06 zach I love this movie, and like the other guy below said, it makes you want to go out and race! 5 stars
9/25/06 Cody This movie is awsome it gets you pumped up and wants u to go out there and race 5 stars
9/21/06 Josh Braaten I thought it was a pretty decent movie, Butt i thought it was gunna be alot better. 5 stars
8/19/06 James MacRae it was awsom 5 stars
8/12/06 kaleb its mad 5 stars
3/16/06 mike it rocked this was awsome and nomatter what you say it will always be so take risks!!!!!!!! 5 stars
12/26/05 foxy amazing 5 stars
12/15/05 Sean D Huh?! What the FUCK is the point in THIS! Watch racing instead! 1 stars
12/13/05 Ryan The opening credit were good, dont stay for the rest. 1 stars
11/29/05 Brendon K. "Supercross" tracks new ground for this most-demanding competition sport. 5 stars
11/10/05 mxracer great just like being at the races 5 stars
10/25/05 DEEDeeDEEe SuperCross! Yeah it Did Do A SuperCross Over to DVD, GAYNESS!!! 1 stars
10/06/05 Josh Turner Vegas spark and roar ignites desert sky. Tinselry and racing blaze bright over Finish Line. 4 stars
8/25/05 Kameelah Watley The movie was awesome, it was still extremely well acted and casted. Steve Howey rocks!!!!! 5 stars
8/24/05 Brittany I actually thought it was pretty good. Better than Motocrossed, good plot line, bad lines 4 stars
8/23/05 8=====D Penis 1 stars
8/19/05 Tyrantis Makes "XXXtreme Sports" even more lame than they were before. 1 stars
8/19/05 Anus SUPERCRAP 1 stars
8/19/05 Naka HOLY SWEET GOD, THIS WAS AWFUL. 1 stars
8/18/05 ES Peter you the man- this movie was worse than the 'fast and the furious' 1 stars
8/18/05 Chris This movie is so self important and shallow not to mention bad that its funny 1 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  17-Aug-2005 (PG-13)
  DVD: 31-Jan-2006

UK
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Australia
  01-Dec-2005


Directed by
  Steve Boyum

Written by
  Bart Baker
  Ken Solarz

Cast
  Steve Howey
  Mike Vogel
  Sophia Bush
  Robert Carradine
  Daryl Hannah
  Robert Patrick



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