We slowly learn to see the water through their eyes, recognizing the different perils between lazy deep sea giants and the more brutish, tight curls that spit the brave straight onto the rocks.
| Original Score: 3/5
The 3-D images of extreme surfing in "Storm Surfers 3D" feel groundbreaking. Or is that wave-breaking?
| Original Score: 2.5/4
A bit thin on plot, but an unequivocal technical tour de force ...
It's as real as a blast of saltwater to the face, and the film's moments of human self-doubt are as fascinating as the superhuman antics on view.
| Original Score: 3/4
The twin Australian ideals of outdoor adventure and ecstatic camaraderie achieve harmonic convergence in the visceral, extreme-sport thrill-ride Storm Surfers 3D.
Australian surfing legends Tom Carroll and Ross Clarke-Jones unite and conquer some mighty big waves in this immersive 3D documentary.
The vistas are spectacular, the waves fearsome, the filming often amazing.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
What makes "Storm Surfers 3-D" mesmerizing is jaw-dropping footage shot inside brute waves that's unlike any I've ever seen before.
Finally, a 3-D ticket worth paying for.
Admittedly, the stunning visuals captivate for much of the picture, but as the novelty wears off, and the beauty turns from stunning to repetitive, the non-surfers in the theater may begin to grow restless.