I think I’m a little behind on this one… I only just downloaded and watched Burton’s For Right Or Wrong last night.
As this was the first time I’ve given the movie any thought, my initial impression was that Burton had produced the film to be a free give-away. However I have seen at least one place that is selling it, so I’m not totally sure what the angle was here.
I actually got a nudge to check this out, which has this extract of Nicolas Muller from the movie:
I’ve gotta say that after seeing this clip I was pretty excited, so I set the download going…
I really enjoyed it. Of course it is all-burton, it’s definitely documentary-style and there is a lot time given to the competitive aspects of snowboarding, which might not appeal to all. But that was OK to me.
Burton attempted to show some of the different view points on snowboarding with the theme being: when it comes down to it, it doesn’t matter which one you like, it’s about snowboarding being fun to you. I think it’s gonna work for some people and not for others. I just like to see snowboarding. I like to see what other people do with snowboarding and how they go about it. So for me the whole thing was interesting. It made me think about those elements of snowboarding that I like best and how I enjoy them. I’ll watch it again.
No doubt the bits where people are actually riding are the most fun, and you do get to see some great riding from Nicolas Muller, and Mads Jonsson’s action on that hip is awesome.
I’ve had a look around at some other views on the film, which are mixed… download it and make your own mind up.
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