Under Review: The Art of FlightBy Nick Lipton • Dec 9th, 2011 • Category: Features, Latest, Reviews
By now it’s not news that The Art of Flight is a pretty unique piece of digital media. It’s playing on the screens at Best Buy. It’s been on late night TV. Honestly, the nerds at work won’t stop replaying it. But, if you haven’t seen it you should know it totally sucks a bunch of gas up. Seriously, two helicopters, planes, snowmobiles and whatever else. I mean jesus, for a bunch of dudes who enjoy nature they sure don’t embrace an eco lifestyle, but we’ll get to that later.
Anyway, here’s a quick rundown of what happened during this epic:
Avalanches: Lost count somewhere around a dozen.
Times almost everyone died: Like eight, seriously, maybe even ten.
I said, “Holy fuck.” so many times I actually started keeping count. That number happens to be 13.
Fist Pumps in the movie: One, I expected it to be higher…
Now, about the movie. This is the best helicopter flick ever. Seriously, helicopter tricks were blasting off right and left. Helicopters were filming helicopters while helicopters filmed planes that were filming helicopters. They were dive bombing, they were doing perch-on-the-death-mountain things. They saved these snowboard guys’ lives like a dozen times. Oh right, this is a snowboarding movie.
So, about the snowboarding part. It was tucked between copious slow-mo stuff, helicopters, weather shots, mountain shots, shotgun blasts, boats, totally droned out Travis Rice mind fuck monologue stuff and Curt Morgan crediting himself over and over. But, there was a couple of tripple corks for you banger lovers. There was backcountry like no one has ever seen before for you snowboarding lovers. There was jumps and powder for you trick porn enthusiasts. There was lots of big time names for you name dropping bitches. And, last but not least, there were no rails, so if that’s all you like this movie isn’t for you.
As a last note, the Go Pro footage alone is enough to convince anyone to buy this movie. Seriously, snowboard world, this is straight hardcore porno. Mainstream world, this is your slow-mo, BBC Earth, XXXtreme dosage you’ve been waiting for.
Buy here now, or be the loser who didn’t pick it up.
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