was this a fun movie. I'm not really into surfing or surfing
movies for that matter
(I think the last one I saw was "Point Break"), but
something about this movie made me
want to see it. What was it? Oh yeah, the babes.
But boy oh boy, is this film so much more.
For starters, this film as some of the best photography I have
ever seen in a film
before. There's some magnificent shots, first-person perspective
on the waves. Man, I
can't really describe it....there's this one shot in the
beginning with a sunset, and it's
just gorgeous. I never expected this film to
be an eye candy picture, but it is. And I am glad. I like being
The basic plot of the film is this: Anna Marie Chadwick (played by
Kate Bosworth) got
invited to one of the biggest surfing competitions ever, all
aspects of it are huge, from the
press to the waves. One problem though. She's
psyched out. Three years prior she nearly drowned at the very same
spot of the competition, so there's
this hesitance about how she goes about getting
"rides"; that's surfer talk for catching a wave.
She then meets and falls in love with a quarterback. This is the
only part I didn't like.
Not because I didn't want to see a love story or her giving him
surfing lessons, no that's
essential to the story. Without it all you have are
shots of people riding waves. That's not a movie, it's a
Okay, what I didn't like is when he told her a story about him
getting sacked by Warren
Sapp in his first NFL game. That would be fine if we knew
this guy was a real quarterback in real life, but he's not. So
referencing a real NFL
player kinda breaks down the "4th wall" so to speak. I
mean, when he said that,
I suddenly was thinking (being the superfan I am), "Okay, who
is this guy supposed to be? Cade
McNown?" That's the only young quarterback in
the NFC Central. Oh well.
Okay, I'll get to the babes. I already mentioned Kate, but there's
another big celeb and
two who are on the verge of that label: Michele Rodriguez,
Sanoe Lake, and Mika Boorem. Wow,
has Mika really matured. I last saw her as the
young Martin daughter in "The Patriot", and she was
barely 10 then. In a couple
years, she'll be a bonafide babe. No doubt.
Do I recommend this to everybody? Hell yes. Don't think it won't
appeal to you if you
don't like surfing, because the photography is so good, any lover
of film will appreciate this piece
of work. When Anna is ridin' the big one,
you just wanna shout out loud, "You go girl!" Women have
come along way in the
sport of surfing, and it's nice to see Hollywood taking notice.
( 3 1/2 out of 4 pops )
about this film with other Popkorn Junkies
Billy Ray ( 3
1/2 out of
4 pops )
Just a few
days ago, I swore I would not see this film, nor would I see "Adventures
of Pluto Nash".
I guess I got really bored, because I ended up seeing both of them.
I just felt like seeing a fun surfing flick, and that's just what I got.
This movie is loads of fun and it kept me smiling throughout. I
loved "Point Break". I loved "Endless Summer".
I loved "Blue Crush". Sure, the plot is kind of week and
the acting isn't altogether miraculous but--screw all that stuff--this
is just a fun movie to go watch with friends. It makes you leave
the theatre feeling good and it really makes you want to take up
surfing. I can't tell you how much fun this movie was. Plus,
Michelle Rodriguez is absolutely beautiful in my book--I have been a fan
of hers since "Girlfight". Not the best movie,
professional wise, but sometimes you have to look past that and take it
with a grain if salt.
Mike ( 2 out of 4
About the only
thing worthwhile about this movie (other than looking at Kate Bosworth
and hearing a little Bob Marley music) is the superb and gorgeous
photography of surfers riding the huge waves of Hawaii. Having said
that, the movie is fun to watch in spite of a dumb script which probably
took a total of 10 minutes to write and the mostly atrocious acting
throughout the film. It's really too bad that they couldn't have written
a more entertaining and intelligent film to go along with all the great
visuals of the surfing. I was also disappointed that the talented
Michelle Rodriquez was given such a small side role in the movie. If you
keep going back to get popcorn refills in between the surfing scenes,
you will enjoy this movie much more.
Pappy ( 3 out of 4
old enough to have seen many of the original sufer movies with Annette
and Frankie. This
film is very much like those old 1950 flicks – simple story lines,
some romance, some jealousy, a fight or two with a gang, and lots of
surfing. The big difference
is in the old movies Annette and Frankie were just standing on surf
boards and “blue screened” over the waves. "Blue
Crush" uses some phony looking special effects too, but also tons
of beautiful action shots of some of the best surfing ever.
If you want a two hour Hawaiian vacation see this film