Most helpful positive review
Good but no cigar, well nearly.
on 11 December 2012
I have enjoyed the Gumball programmes on tv and always wanted to go on one, except for a lack of money and suitable vehicle that is!
Sky tv used to broadcast the series over a period of weeks, it was great fun and very entertaining. I have the DVD featuring the Coast to Coast event in the USA from a few years earlier, which is absolutely fantastic.I liked this particular film for different reasons perhaps than the Coast to Coast event, though on balance it isn't as good. The style is very big screen, full on film style of direction and editing. Better music, split screen and camera angles. The music is excellent. A mix of groove jazz funk and modern street music, cool euphoria sort of if you get my drift. The big problem with this film is that it almost completely ignores the great majority of the players apart from Bam, Tony Hawk and their immediate teams. Funny though they are we do not talk to, see the cars of, or get to know anyone else at all. The whole point of this type of event is to meet as many of the players and their beasts of burden as possible.
Having said all of that I enjoyed it and will watch it again no doubt.