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Skiing was excellent, music was good for the most part, quite like the editting, wasn't a fan of the incessant narration which was nethier particularly funny or interesting in my view.
Don't get me wrong though, the skiing was top drawer, particularly some of the ridiculous sw pow shit- the talking just annoyed me a bit.
depends what you're into. Journal was almost all pow, mini golf lines with a bit of insane urban thrown in and a tiny bit of park. Reasons had a lot more park/pipe stuff and i actually enjoyed it way more than i was expecting. try to get both if you can as they are both extremely good.
if i had assess both:
good- outstanding from andreas hatveit and tim durtschi in particular, mark abma also killed it. lots of other good seggies in there too.
bad- quite a lot of footage you will have seen before from JOSS, dumont world record etc
good- outstanding switch pow landings, mid pillow line 180s etc from charlie ager especially but others too. it's the most technical switch pow stuff you will have seen thus far but perhaps not quite as smooth/stylie as the nimbus guys... also, lots of sick urban- nosepresses and stuff. some good music too- mostly electronica kinda stuff.
bad- i found the constant interviews a little annoying, thats all.
I would try to get them both and complement them with tgr's under the influence if you like your 'holy shit' big mtn movies. this is that...
Charlie Ager is REDIC. That 360 to bonk 180 thing is inssanne.
Symms has a good review of it somewhere. Overall epic movie for sure.
I think it was very close to being as good as Turbo.
I like the speaking stuff, i guess i find it interesting to know a little bit of the story behind the shots and it's good cos the dialog seems a lot more genuine where reasons felt a bit too scripted. i think it adds to the feel of the movie in the way that you can tell the guys in it all all good friends and you get the impression that if they weren't all shit hot pro dawgs they'd still hang out together and make the film.
The pow in the film is amazing, there is so much yet it doesn't get boring, so many crazy tricks and spots and more creative bc stuff than turbo and reasons. this is where this film excells. although the style isn't like that of idea the tricks are at least as good.
the urban well what the guy a little above me is on about i don't know, it's got some crazy tech stuff, def techer than reasons and getting close to turbo espcially when ced is on screen, he does stuff i've never seen before and max hill just steezes it out so hard.
the park is good but mainly from jib jam and mainly recycled footage, nothing you've never seen before really.
the music is good imo, it's mellow, it sort of helps focus your attention on the action and the vibe.
my favorite thing about journal is that it makes me wanna hang out with my friends and not nececerilly ski, but it would be good.