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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



Supercross
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by Greg Ursic

"The new number one on my Must-miss-movie-list (I missed Deuce...)"
1 stars

Pool cleaners by day, Tripp and KC Carlyle dream of making it to the Holy Grail of motocross - the Supercross in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, as everyone knows (well, if they know anything about racing at least), only the factory riders -those riders sponsored by the major bike companies - make it to the big show. And with barely enough money to pay for a round of drinks at the bar, the Carlyle brothers future’s seem bleak indeed. Everything changes when, out of the blue, KC gets the brass ring: the chance to ride with a major league sponsor Will the brothers' lives may ever be the same again? Will KC win the big championship? More importantly, does anyone actually care?

Apparently there is an unwritten rule that one of the studios has to release at least one exceptionally bad movie every week in the summer. Since Sony bit the bullet with Stealth and Deuce Bigelow in recent weeks, someone else had to jump on the sword. The honor, or more appropriately dishonor, this week, goes to Supercross. With one of the executive producers (there were I believe six of them who had a hand in the movie) in the audience, it was the proverbial recipe for disaster: there was a series of technical screw-ups that plagued the proceedings before the movie even began. There were no fewer than four miscues, lighting problems and repeated attempts to find the right aspect ratio with the lenses. This comedy of errors was a appropriate setup for what was to come.

First off, Aaron Carter? Isn't his singing bad enough? Thankfully he only has two lines, both of which were totally irrelevant to the proceedings. Not that anyone or anything was particularly relevant: the story was ridiculously predictable, the dialogue was insipid and the acting was atrocious. The farce didn’t end there: the cinematography was washed out and grainy, the editing haphazard and the split screen scenes were downright annoying. And while I'm all for equal opportunity when it comes to having people run around without shirts, next time they need to consider casting some guys who are a little more buff - these guys could use a little time on the treadmill, and a few more pushups wouldn't hurt either.

The most egregious thing about Supercross however is that it manages to make a dynamic adrenaline sport look boring. There are the requisite jump sequences and over-the-handlebar cam shots, but everytime I was beginning to enjoy the experience, they cut away to the paper thin "story" , killing any pacing that it enjoyed.

While Supercross the sport may have the potential be the next upcoming audience favorite as claimed by the press note, [b]Supercross[/b] the movie has done nothing to help the cause. If you must see riders risking their lives, check out the X-Games. Clocking in at 82 minutes, this movie is about 62 minutes too long.

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originally posted: 08/18/05 17:25:18
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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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