This evening some friends and I attended the premier of Playground. Luckily we had some free passes and only had to pay the 21.50 door price for a third ticket. The coupon door package with several weekday day ticket deals for whistler/crystal/etc was quite nice.
Of course, going into the theatre we know Warren Miller for his over-the-top cheesy ski films and expect nothing more, however this film gave us plenty more --plenty more to bitch about. To summarize, the movie was so awful we walked out before intermission.
From the start it was pretty clear that they had nothing more in mind then representing their corporate sponsors and fluffing up skiing to make all the yuppies in the audience woo.
Showing every skier with a corona (with your label facing the camera) or a jeep to the over-editing of the skiing (seriously i just want to see the entire shot of a skier hitting the jump and landing, stop giving me seizures) made us want to vomit. How much did whistler pay them to do the lifestyle section? are uae developers sponsoring? johnny mosely? really? he still skis?
this was the biggest corporate marketing campaign in skiing i have ever seen. have his videos always been like this?
We figured the sun valley condo/estate ski section was after the intermission .
man thats bad to hear, cuz warren miller and greg stumph made skiing noticeable to the world...well the type of skiing that wasnt really being done..i will still support a premire if it comes to my town.
and secondly, this is my signature bitch!!
Official Pray for Snow Campaign 07-08
SKI OR DIE
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yes it's good to support skiing. at 21.50 a ticket for 6showings, nearly sold out, in a theater with a capacity of 2900, that's a lot of support. at least in comparison to the single msp showing at a smaller theater last month. hopefully the ski companies are the ones benefiting from this one and not jeep/chrysler and anheuser-busch. tic vouchers were from friends at k2.
i liked playground.
dubai and utah were my favorite se-gments.
annoying on every crash and every backflip the crowd was screaming ooooooooooooohs and ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhs
You put on your boots, click into your bindings, dust the snow off your skis, and head out for the chair, and it doesn't matter that you failed a test, didn't get the girl, or that your life is on a one way trip down the shitter, your world is right for the next couple of hours!-JEA
I would say Dubai was also the best part,
the Youngs was impressive but made you realize how much you hate them because all they do is ride at such a young age.
Besides all that I liked the guy jumping out of the helicopter and just soaring for a bit...