Movie reviewers tend to be controversial. They pan when you love, they love when you're bored to sleep. So for Saturday night's world premiere in Boulder, Colo., of Matchstick Production's newest movie, "Attack of La Niña," I decided to step back from the movie reviewer position and let the audience speak for themselves. I wanted to get the real deal reviews straight from the people in the stands. As the fans poured out of the theater, I asked them what they thought of the movie.
"I don't know, it was just like totally f$%#*& awesome," said a girl in a grey shirt.
"It was sick!" said a skinny guy dressed in black. "Oh my god, awesome. Rad," added another kid.
"I liked your mustache," Adidas shirt kid told me. "The powder was the best," noted Flannel guy.
Well then. So now that you know the movie is "sick" and "rad," I'm guessing that I should expand on the analyses that were perhaps a little abbreviated at account of a flood of irrepressible stoke.
Let's see, Sean Pettit continues to prove that he is an alien from the planet "Bounce-Like-A-Cat." His natural trickery to trampoline-style landings continue to boggle the minds of every skier out there. Mark Abma, James Heim and Eric Hjorleifson will want to make you renounce your citizenship and move to Canada. Their pillow skiing, all around charging, backcountry beer hauls and northern niceness highlights a year of British Columbian bounty. The best camping trip of all time -- helicopters, hot springs and spine lines -- is rounded out by a stellar performance from Ingrid Backstrom.
Bobby Brown, Gus Kenworthy and Russ Henshaw do a ridiculous amount of doubles and even a few triples in the park, along with some impressive rail riding. And lastly, Henrik Windstedt and yours truly finish off the movie much like last year's movie, with helicopters, steep lines, big flips and a little bit of humor thrown in for a full throttle conclusion.
So there is my analysis. But you probably don't care because I'm just a reviewer -- and a biased one at that -- that you might not agree with and you already know that the true critic, the audience, thinks the movie is "totally f#&%@*$ awesome!"