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Little more than an extended piece of lifestyle merchandising, a long montage for monitors in sporting-goods shops.
The person we want most to hear from, Way himself, is largely missing. Go figure.
Only for the converted.
It's enjoyable enough, but how much you like it will depend on how much you like skateboarding and extreme sports.
IIf it's a god on a skateboard you want, a god on a skateboard you'll get in this hagiography ...
Colorful folks and cool stunts abound, but casual viewers may still utter a big "Why?"
The construction is more like a TV reality show than a work of journalism or personal exploration; it's meant to keep you tuned in without actually revealing anything.
While providing a fantastically visual diversion for aspiring skateboarders, this documentary lacks any personal insight into or commentary about legendary Danny Way.
It's quite astounding to see Way taking huge spills at some of his jumps only to get back on his board and try again.
Another descendant of Stacy Peralta's influential Dogtown and Z-Boys, but more stylish and engaging than most of its less inquisitive, like-minded, hagiographic stunt spectaculars.
Director Jacob Rosenberg interviews Way and many of his friends, relations and peers, but he never digs too deeply or draws out of them much more than the clichéd "this is what he was born to do" talking points.
The line between fearlessness and idiocy can be a thin one, especially in this sport, and the doc never gets too far under Way's skin.
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