the best mtb film… life cycles
Being the epic fanboi that I am, I like Life Cycles for different reasons on different days, but the voiceover still tries too hard.
My current favourite is From The Inside Out…
Always, always gets me “stoked totally super-rad”.
Stevie Smith & Gee at the end of Follow Me.
Sam Hill in 3MG.
Seasons start to end is the only video I can’t play devils advocate with because it’s so awwwwesooome.
FWIW Strength In Numbers got watched twice and forgotten sooner. Which surprised me.Posted 5 years agomartinxyzMember
The music puts me off watching it. This,along with slow motion action of 360’s and supermen (in 2012) will never trick me into thinking its a great mtb film.
Like I said,its 2012. Have a flick through what the world of bmx is like right now and try going back to watching mtb vids of people doing bmx tricks from 89. Nice with a mug of Ovaltine if you want to get to sleep quicker but its not for me. I do love the high quality of it,though. Only I wish it was wildlife in slow motion I was watching.Posted 5 years ago
I went to the cinema to watch this as the main feature. Before it was the Danny Mac video Way Back Home which was released that day and after was Vast by Ionate films.
The general consensus was that Lifecycles was beautiful and probably a good film to get non-bike people to appreciate biking films but that the Danny MacAskill vid beforehand was more impressive and the riding in Vast more inspiring. That said, Vast still is one of my favourite films for just wanting to get out and ride. There’s not much by way of big names or massive hucks but the riding feels “real”.Posted 5 years ago
I love Life Cycles for it’s ability to get me wanting to ride.
However VAST is a much better film all round, and is probably one of the most under rated MTB films ever.
Thanks for the link for the cheap iTunes VAST, I’ve just bought it, as I’d not got it, even though it’s one of my most watched! 🙂Posted 5 years agoMSPSubscriber
I still love the “earthed” films, best soundtracks to mtb films by far, follow me had good bits as did seasons.
Like many I get tired of the bad philosophising in many of the mtb films, and the speaking bits by most of the riders are just embarrassing, just let the landscape and the riding speak for itself.Posted 5 years agoflangeSubscriber
I didn’t enjoy lifecycles at all, watched it the first time and got bored halfway through, thought it might be a ‘grower’ but even now I don’t think I’ve ever watched it in one sitting. Dull
I like the instant gratification of something like New World Disorder 10. Semenuks section (with Muse as the sound track) is ace, as is Graham Agassiz’s section with Phoenix. Proper bossPosted 5 years ago
The thing I like about Vast and Virtuous is that these are basically just blokes doing something they’re passionate about (not saying Anthill etc aren’t passionate). They don’t have big names because those are booked for shooting a year or more ahead of time and they don’t travel the globe to film because they don’t have the money. After Virtuous they went back to their day jobs before saving money to make Vast.Posted 5 years ago
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