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Supercross
DVD disk
Jan 31, 2006 By: Quigles
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Director:
Steve Boyum

Actors:
Steve Howey
Mike Vogel
Cameron Richardson

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
Two dimwitted brothers who lost their dad attempt to become supercross champions. Endless usages of the words "dude", "gnarly", and "tight" follow.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
There was a point during SUPERCROSS where my DVD player acted up and froze for about 2 seconds. That was the highlight of the movie for me. Needless to say, this movie is shit. The "sport" on which this film revolves around may to cool to watch in real life (not for me, by the way), but it does not make for a good (or even slightly decent) motion picture. So, to spice things up, a whole lot of melodrama has been thrown into the mix. All this does is make the movie feel more like a soon-to-be-cancelled soap opera for the WB (a la Dawson's Creek, One Tree Hill, etc.). Heck, the movie's running time fits well enough - it barely lasts over an hour, and most of that time is spent showing extended, choppy shots of motorbikes zooming through the air. It sort of feels like an extremely overlong commercial... F*ck, it's not even a GOOD commercial!

As if things couldn't get bad enough, the movie also takes two semi-decent actors and destroys them. These are the type of guys I'd rather make fun of than root for. But, just to make them look good by comparison, the movie also adds in a horrendous love interest for each character. The actresses are hot enough, but that's all they have going for them. So, with this in mind, what could SUPERCROSS add in to make things at least a teeny bit watchable? That's right kids, nudity! But is there any? Nope. None. Nada. And just to rub it in your face, the movie shows off dozens of opportunities to include some delightful T&A... and then doesn't. So, in conclusion, F*CK SUPERCROSS.
THE EXTRAS
This DVD would appear to be packed with extras, but almost all of them suck. The special features are split over two sides of the disc.

Commentary (with director Steve Boyum): Man, this guy's voice is so monotone it's scary. Personally, even if the stuff he was saying happened to be interesting (I doubt it though), nobody would be able to tell. He seemed to talk a lot about his part with the film being made and discussing the actors. Also, I noticed him continually narrating what was going on.

Casting Session: Supercross (8:05): This is unfortunately the best featurette on the DVD. Some information about the actors chosen is shown, as well as tons of movie clips. Bleh.

The Stunts (3:43): Lame super-short/promo-esque featurette #1. This one deals with the movie's amazing stunts.

The Stunt Doubles (3:04): Lame super-short/promo-esque featurette #2. This one deals with the movie's amazing stunt doubles.

The Story (2:30): Lame super-short/promo-esque featurette #3. This one deals with the movie's amazing storyline.

The Industry (2:06): Lame super-short/promo-esque featurette #4. This one deals with the amazing industry on which the amazing movie is based.

The Cast and Crew (2:16): Lame super-short/promo-esque featurette #5. This one deals with the movie's amazing cast and the amazing crew.

There is also a Theatrical Trailer.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
The title SUPERCROSS would seem to be one of the most blatantly fitting titles in recent memory, as it appears to give a direct idea of what to expect from the movie. But it doesn't. Some more fitting titles would be more along the lines of SUPERSHIT, SUPERSUCK, SUPERCRAP, SHITSTORM, or even OH PLEASE GOD, KILL ME NOW. This movie is better left for really, really devoted fans of the sport, and even then I'd tell them to rent with extreme caution.
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