I saw it at If3, Detroit segment is dope, the rest is okay, the park shoot at the end is nothing special. Poorboyz movies are definitely not what they once were and I wonder if they are gonna keep making movies.
Threads for more reviews and opinions. I bought WE right away last year and I've only watched it once or twice, it was such a waste of $13 or whatever I paid for it.
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dust the snow off your skis, and head out for the chair. 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."
Yeah, there was only like 7 minutes of urban. Who would buy a 50 minute movie with less than 30% urban? Idiots. And that 49 year old guy with the mohawk that doesn't even ski on twins? Who would pay money to see him ski? And that guy with the eyebrow piercing, his pro model isn't even a full twin anymore. Boycott that guy too! Those guys can't even double. Such a waste filming them. I can't believe anyone would want to watch with those guys in it.
Watched it, wasn't to impressed. If i could take it back i wouldn't of brought it. Not saying the whole thing was bad it just wasn't any thing special. Save your self $10 dont buy it, wait for into the mind or something to come out
if i meet eye contact with a girl and she looks down--i just dominated that sluuut.
As someone who usually prefers to watch urban I thought it was alright overall. Opening seg with petit was awesome, but the Detroit seg was a huge letdown. Super cool story and all but the skiing was pretty average, I could have hit the majority of those 12 foot building drops. Overall I'd say it was worth $12 but hardly. I can see pbp going under in a few years
I've yet to see it but I'm sure this will also be my response.
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I ski 95% bc, and I was honestly bored with the Cham part and the AK seg. It was cool to see Plake on skis again (can't believe he didn't have any new skiing in Legend of Ahhs last year) but the mission excitement wasn't fully realized on-screen like the way TGR does with the J. Jones series. There was too much reliance on pov cameras from that trip. Logan Pehota is smooth but not exciting. Seth had a couple aesthetic lines, but nothing jaw dropping.
I thought they did a great job with Detroit, and I didn't expect to be impressed there. whoever says those features were easy should poach those features themselves and report back.
The kids made the movie. Pep and Sean Petit dominated. Mahre, Stack, Hentikut, Ager, SammyC, Joe Shuster, and Hentikiut complimented well.
bobby and gus oozed without any triples, but the Stevens seg left me wanting more too.
More kids, same level of creative urban, and I would have been more stoked.
Im a little shocked to see so much negative on this flick. I thought they did a great job and did something completely different from their passed flicks. Not a whole lot of park but some great Bc jibbing and the haute route was not something i ever expected to see in a PBP movie. I had a blast watching it , it was awesome to see Seth and Regnier. i pretty much loved to whole flick but then again I'm into pillows, bc booters, gnarly mountaineering and creative location shoots over a million rails . 37 different doubles and triples.
I thought the big mountain shots were sick and the music this year was much better than normal PBP music (didn't have to mute once). I didn't enjoy the park and detroit scenes as much, since for every shot they had to show it on 3 angles and also showed way too much not skiing in between shots. The editing during those scenes just got annoying. Enjoyable, but forgettable.
The only thing I haven't really enjoyed so far was Detroit, but I've never been a huge urban fan. Also, I'm legitimately surprised they didn't get shot. Rich white kids dressed like thugs going down to legit ghetto neighbourhoods in Detroit? It's like skiing in Alaska without avy gear. Asking for trouble.
Sean, Pep, Andy, Stack, etc killed it in the first segment. Always great to see Morrison, Auclair, Regnier, etc.
With the exception of the Haute Route, and perhaps a bit less park, how is this completely different than any other PBP movie (or any other ski movie for that matter)?
Trips - check
Lifestyle shots - check
Helis/Skidoos - check
Park shoot - check
Maybe I'm just getting old and not as excited about skiing (or ski movies) as I used to be, but I feel like ski movies are all pretty much the same now. Production value is not longer an issue and the level of actual skiing is insane.
PBP definitely isn't what it used to be and I haven't been stoked on a PBP movie since Decesare stopped directing and this is no different.
I'm just going to wait for Partly Cloudy to come out on iTunes.
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Tom Wallisch: "We've ski'd the worst so the best comes easy."
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I really liked the format and I see more ski movies moving towards this. It was basically a documentary of the various trips through the year with each crew involved. It was pretty sick how it was made and I enjoyed it. Pep and petite crushed the BC.. the detroit was some of the most creative urban skiing I have seen and Karl is a beast. The AK seg i thought was little dissapointing but then the stevens park segment at the end crushed.
I liked this movie a lot, but it did feel like Poor Boyz has lost it's identity.
"Let's take MSP's formula and make a movie." says the PoorBoyz Staff. yeah! Oh and since Nick Martini and Glen Plake questioned the validity of what made us famous. Let's have Glen Plake in the movie and say he accidently ended up on a trip with JP, Seth and Julian. COOL! (PS... That segment was rad!)
besides the AK segment (pretty lack luster and sub par) and as the above mentioned, some of pettits voice overs felt forced and could've done without, i think its one of their better movies in the last 10 years. it was nice to see something different in urban with the detroit seg, sure it wasn't the most banger tricks, but the concept alone held its own, not to mention, there was hardly any snow and im sure some of the consequences with very minimal snow to work with were gnarly enough.
Detroit - A very well put together piece
Opening BC mixed bag segment, great vibe and action
Chaminox-Zermatt; Nice to see something different then the typical euro trip.
Kids/Camping - Would've liked to see more tom foolery but good piece.
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