So I went and saw The Massive. I made sure my hands were busy with uninterupted drinks so it all meshed into an absurd mash of ski porn pillow bonk ... silliness. And I kept waiting for the reggae to change... not that there's anything wrong with that.
Then I decided I better catch up on Believe to better ground myself in contemporary skiing. First I was reluctant... then I couldn't get any work done because Believe is so goddamn good. The point I want to get to though is the Pettit's inbounds Whistler seg. All that big mtn they ride is LIFT ACCESSED at Whistler. How many ski movies can still pull that off? Nobody rides easy access lines anymore. If you don't have sleds or a heli budget you might as well just quit and go sell weed in the village. And they make it look good and fresh, you've gotta rewind most of it to pick out all the old tracks and whatnot. But that just blows my mind... I guess it shouldn't. It's old school right? But so sick. Kthanksbye.
the skiing in massive was absurd. but believe was a better movie i think.... and actually, retallack, whistler, baker... all inbounds footy and places you can go. definitely some ch 7 trees shots at baker, i think theres a hit under ch... 2?... some fraggle, lone pine, unnamed glacier chair cliff at whistler... thats smart. i would hope resorts pay better for that kind of thing.
the baker segment in Believe was all filmed within the boundary's of the ski resort during what could be one of the heaviest november snowstorms in recorded history. That place is so ominous, the vibe is serious hardcore shredding.
I agree with Josh on this. There was good skiing in the Massive, great skiing in fact, but Believe was a MUCH better movie. I wouldn't even put the Massive close to it. I have to say coming from Believe, plus a ton of hype, I was let down by the Massive.
I also watched it immediately after That's It, That's All, and it's pretty hard for anything to come even close to that movie. Perhaps I should see it again with Believe.
massive: is missing doubles; has too much reggae-- it's a good genre, but its one good genre; has cheesy reality parts; has a 3-pete of tanner's wall ride to back ful,l half twist out (yah it's his tramp steeze). But overall it's still an amazing film. I'd rate it equal to Believe.
Believe was definitely sicker. Massive was alright, but I was expecting more since believe was so good. Believe's vibe just makes you want to go ski, since its stuff that you can do personally. That's one thing that I dislike with MSP movies, always shit that I couldn't possible do/afford myself.
The filming in Believe really hit close to home for me. I can see myself riding that shit, and it got me so stoked!
and people called loved it generally, yeah? a throwback to what skiing should be about. plenty of nimbus was inbounds too. i guess the question shouldve emphasised more the questino of WHO is actually getting back to filming inbounds. cause it works.
Tanner throws the biggest double back i have ever seen in Retallack. The reggae is great and adds to the great feel of the movie. I personally liked the small reality parts because it reminds me of the older ski films. The editing and footage was excellent. I would say that the Massive is the best ski movie i have ever seen.
Tanner Halls movies have the best vibe. They really get me stoked and they just get better each year!