Reveal the Path was a bit….
Pretentious men with beards go on holiday and are incredibly smug about it all. Then make a not particularly well shot video of their holiday, with lots of added sixth form ‘philosophy’ voice overs. Still, I imagine it would have gone down well with some on here. 😉
Just didn’t particularly make me want to go and ride my bike.
Strength in numbers was ace though. I know it was probably much higher budget and the shots were more set up, but the cinematography was just on a completely different level. Spent lots of it going ooh I’d like to do that/go there.Posted 5 years agoMSPSubscriber
As I wrote on another thread the other day.
Reveal the path dropped through my letter box this week, massive disappointment, it’s all about the type of riding I inspire to, apart from its really all about being a new age American hippy patronising the world they don’t know with a few wasted bits of riding thrown in.gribbleMember
Well I enjoyed it. I know it comes across as all a bit spiritual, (which is definitely not me), but I enjoyed the different locations and the fact that it wasn’t all just gnarr hard core riding.
I think the whole idea of the path/journey seemed a bit forced, but not sure they were meaning to be smug about it.Posted 5 years agomikehowMember
Well that was a late one wasn’t it. I was genuinely suprised by the length of the queue outside the picturehouse when I arrived – hopefully the guys will consider getting more screenings going in the future.
Despite the lack of gnarly riding I really enjoyed Reveal the Path, some of the spiritual side of things was a little over egged but it was nice to see a cycling film about a bunch of friends on a journey however it could have done with a bit more lead in to the areas and rides they were doing.
I can’t but feel its ripe for a bit of a spin off ‘Reveal The Faff’ though.Posted 5 years ago
It was a blimmin late night. Especially for an hr drive back to Mancheter.
Cheese@4p – Free shash is free stash 🙂 And it’ actually a bloody nice poster, better than the film anyhow
Strength in numbers was good, re-confirmed by omni-crush on the Atherton Clan (yes, all of them)Posted 5 years agowlMember
I reckon Strength in Numbers was a bit dull. Sure, there was some fancy, high-end camerawork, but the riding hasn’t really moved on in ten years, there were too many arty slo-mo shots and somehow they made Whistler look like Dalby. Earthed Five has more wow factor for me.Posted 5 years agobrantSubscriber
Dull, turned it off, everywhere looked the same to me.
Scree slope through little gully’s and ravines or jumps from the fingers of the gully’s to scree.
High five’s all round.
Move to the next country and repeat.
Not sure what you were watching, but that wasn’t Reveal the Path.Posted 5 years ago
Or strength in numbers.chippsSubscriber
Thanks everyone who came along last night. Sorry about the queue to get in – the cinema was genuinely shocked at how many people wanted to come and watch films on a Thursday night about push bikes. The delay in starting the film was purely due to the backlog in getting everyone in. They reckon next time they’ll sell tickets in advance, plus open earlier.
I knew it might be bit of a controversial move having two films of such contrasting content on the same night, but as it was the first time we’d been able to run a mountain bike film night there I thought that at least we’d have something to hopefully appeal to everyone.
It sounds like the Picturehouse will have us back, so I’ll see if we can get some time in the spring and I’ll canvass opinions on what film(s) to show. Oh, and they now know to get more real ale in. A LOT more.Posted 5 years agoDoctorRadSubscriber
The only MTB film I’ve ever really enjoyed was Pulp Traction, no other trailer ever really made me want to watch another, with the possible exception of Ride the Divide.
That said, Vast looked good when I caught some of it at Mud Dock the other week, anyone know where the trail above the glacier is? That’s on my Bucket List.Posted 5 years agonbtMember
Sorry, on re-reading it my first post may have sounded more negative than I wanted. Neither of the films last night were bad, just the Reveal The Path wasn’t as much as I’d hoped for / expected, given the trailers. It was a great idea and if it happens again I’ll certainly consider another trip, especially if we can work towards an earlier finish then I can get home at a reasonable hour.
Chipps – would they be amenable to a Saturday night film do? I reckon if you could do that, the place would sell out. Get more beer in, get the chipppy to deliver 300 rounds of fish and chips in the interval and you could charge £15 for two films and a fish supper 😀Posted 5 years agomintimperialSubscriber
I wanted to like Reveal The Path, but yes, the self-help cod-philosophy got annoying very quickly. Too earnest, and it felt a bit forced. I thought they needed more adversity, like the bit where the chap fell off and mangled his hand or the bit where the camera chap threw a strop because it was too hot, these were interesting insights into how people cope with problems. And when they went to Morocco and Nepal I started to feel the same way as I do when listening to some university kid bore on about how they “found themselves” when they went travelling in their gap year, and how “amazingly welcoming the natives are”. **** off.
But I liked the Alpine bit and the Scottish bit, bike-shop blokey made me laugh: “Midges are like Glaswegian women, but with teeth.” The scenery was impressive, and I thought the wobblycam out-of-focus camerawork was a pleasing contrast to the usual razorsharp 1000fps hero-dirt gnar-shredding of recent MTB films.
Not that I have a problem with that sort of thing: it was great seeing Strength In Numbers on a big screen. Leave your brain at the door and marvel at nutters doing stupid stuff on bikes, splendid.
Minor criticism aside, all in all it was a very enjoyable night out, thanks for organising it!Posted 5 years agojimleachMember
Great night thanks guys. highlights for me were getting nostalgic about Verbier, I need to get one of those unbreakable ceramic pots for all my pound coins! The best footage from Fort William I have ever seen, I thought the riding community build around the post office jumps was captured really well and the and the BC trail builders section.. I think they were the biggest fastest series of jumps I have ever witnessed, not really a whole new level but definite progression. Is it just me though or does it feel a bit dirty watching MTB films with a massive group of people? its like going to the cinema to watch hard porn 😉
more please!Posted 5 years agoMrSparkleMember
I enjoyed it but I don’t get out much. ‘Reveal’ could have easily been cut by 20 mins – ok you are riding somebody else’s rickshaw, I’ve got it now… – bits of it were quite inspirational, I thought. Or was I just thinking ‘I’d rather be riding my bike’? ;0)Posted 5 years ago
T’other one was fun if not in any way original. It was good to get out, be with a load of like minded folk and see something creative. Big thumbs up from me to Chipps and crew for organising (and remembering to bring a copy of the latest mag).
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