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The length will be an issue for some, but it is a fun ski movie, with excellent skiing.
Great value. A couple of the segments alone could almost justify the movie (and I don't like going to that cliche, but it's true). I really liked watching the movie in its entirety. Naturally, there are some I like more than others, but none that I didn't like. It's been a long while since that has happened.
Great DVD. Good movie, good extras. The movie is what I was after.
Yeah Dude was very enjoyable. I went in to the movie somewhat pessimistic, since the past several years I have been dissapointed (or at least not as stoked) by many of the movies put out. After the rather long run of Yeah Dude, I was impressed.
In some movies, I have usually disliked commentary, but the use of commentary (in small amounts) made me enjoy the movie. The break from solid segments which has been seen in most PBP movies was pleasing to see.
The content (skiing, cinemetagrophy, etc) were top notch. The quality of the skiing was superb, and all the while well filmed. I enjoyed nearly all of the segments. And with a nice long attention span, the amount of content and the length worked well (I've heard gripes from other people, and the length is understandable). It definitely feels like the longest PBP movie made to date, but in the end, it felt different.
I had fun watching it, and came away feeling pretty stoked, impressed, and happy. That's a good outcome for somebody that's kind of picky like me.
The first half of the movie was some really polished ski-movie filming and editing. The music was chosen well, and fitted to the skiing almost perfectly in some parts. The footage shown was a good mix of backcountry, park, and urban settings- there were not a lot of big-mountain shots from helicopter, which was a refreshing change. One of the things I liked the most about Yeah Dude! was that the editors seemed to show footage with the knowledge that the audience has been watching the ski scene all year; they didn't show Yon throwing a million kangaroo flips (they might not have shown any in his segment), but did review major benchmarks of the year- Schiller's switch 1440, Olenick's double backflip and Dumonts 1260 at the X Games halfpipe. My favorite segments were of Peter Olenick and Charles Gagnier, although this had more to do with their tricks (Gagnier's double grab and Olenick's really, really extended truck drivers), than anything else. I found the second half of the movie less impressive; it got somewhat repetitive (as most ski movies do at 1 hour long), and just didn't hold the same theatric and exciting vibe as the beginning. Yeah Dude!