First Descent (2005)
Critic Consensus: This snowboarding doc scores with its dazzling array of snowboarding stunts and beautiful scenery, but loses points with shameless product placement and an overlong runtime.
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Critic Reviews for First Descent
First Descent comes off as an overlong, overstuffed promo for an 'industry' that hasn't needed promoting since the movie's target audience was in diapers.
They're amazing athletes.
An adequate if slightly overlong history of the sport, Descent adheres to the same storytelling trajectory as documentary predecessors on surfing and skateboarding.
It doesn't get gnarlier than this.
At almost two hours, First Descent still moves along briskly, offering something for everyone, including the skeptical crowd that still thinks all snowboarders smoke pot and listen to Black Flag.
An overlong and surprisingly dull documentary about snowboarding.
Audience Reviews for First Descent
(**): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] Great scenery and stunts, but the film left me uninterested as it went along. Fair at best.
If you are in to any board sports you'll like this documentary. Gives a good look on the history of snowboarding and the effects the new generation of riders will have on the sport's future. Not to mention a super fun soundtrack.
The snowboard history stuff was pretty interesting, but overall it was a pretty mediocre extreme sports video.
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