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Not enough actual surfing
on 2 June 2011
One would assume that this title features more than 10 minutes of actual surfing action, right?
The movie itself is nothing more than a 40 minute tribute to Tahiti, with a little bit of geography mixed into the gorgeous photography. This in itself is no bad thing, and the whole experience is quite an enjoyable one, but this is not a surf movie, not even close. The shots that you do get of Slater and Co. taking to the water are fairly mundane, albeit with some 3D technology put forward.
As a showcase for 3D technology, Ultimate Way is quite a good way to show it off. Lush countryside, gorgeous water, and impeccable aerial shots. But don't go in expecting a movie brimming with 3D surf shots, laden with manoeuvres, barrels, etc - there's a few, but they're right at the end, and last about eight minutes in total.