Chasing Mavericks Reviews
Watched this on 2/5/16
This is one of the most beautifully shot movies that I have ever seen and the film is not about some raw punk surfing, its a film about the sea just like how they tell you in the very beginning. So its fairly disappointing that the critics expected some slick surfing fest. The film is subtle and poignant at times, scary and breathtakingly beautiful at times as well. Its scripting is fine and the characters and the things that take outside the ocean doesn't take much of the film's time. The acting is also fantastic.
But both Jonny Weston & Cooper Timberline, playing the protagonist Jay Moriarity in different age, are kinda well done.
The film has received mixed reviews from critics. It received a 45% rating from Metacritic. Roger Ebert praised the film, saying that "Chasing Mavericks is made with more care and intelligence than many another film starting with its template might have been. It's better than most movies targeted at teens. And the cinematography of the big Mavericks scene by Oliver Euclid and Bill Pope is so frightening that you sort of understand why Frosty stays on the shore, watching Jay with binoculars." Rotten Tomatoes gives it a score of 31% based on 79 reviews, with the consensus stating: "It's sweet, gentle, and affably modest, but Chasing Mavericks is ultimately pulled under by an unconvincing script and a puzzling lack of energy."
the soundtrack is::
Released October 22, 2012
1."Plowed" by Sponge
2."Brimful of Asha" by Cornershop
3."Blue Light" by Mazzy Star
4."Girlfriend" by Matthew Sweet
5."Pepper" by Butthole Surfers
6."Start Choppin" by Dinosaur Jr.
7."Fade into You" by Mazzy Star
8."Into Your Arms" by The Lemonheads
9."I Need an Energy" by Greg Holden
10."Chasing Mavericks Score Suite" by Chad Fischer
Other songs used in the film "Come Out and Play" by The Offspring
"Honey Baby" by Jules Larson
The film went into production in October 2011 with a scheduled release date of October 26, 2012. On December 19, Gerard Butler was hospitalised briefly after being injured during a surfing stunt. Gerard Butler was mentored by big-wave surfer Grant Washburn. Michael Apted received second-position director credit for this film because he took over as director during the last 15 days of principal photography, while Curtis Hanson recovered from complications arising from recent heart surgery.
man this is such a really touching sad movie 2 watch but it is such a brilliant movie 2 watch, its got such a fantastic cast throughout this movie.....I think that this is such a sad movie 2 watch but it is such a brilliant real-life movie 2 watch with a great cast throughout this movie......