Wednesday, November 09, 2005
News Flash - A movie (perhaps) actually worth watching
Today a co-worker said "Hey Surly, this is right up your alley" and told me about a new movie starring Anthony Hopkins - The World's Fastest Indian. I went to the website and watched the trailer. Wood. I got motorcycle wood. Like most American's, I like movies. However being the contrarian that I am, I'm not crazy about your standard "blockbuster" affairs. I don't go to see movies with that smarmy Leonardo Diwhatshisfuck. I do not care what happened in a galaxy far far away. If you like Star Wars - good for you, I just dont get it. I've seen On Any Sunday a million times, and if you think that's a football movie your life is lacking Bub. I could watch that footage of Mert Lawill wrestling that XR750 around the dirt oval in slow motion every day for the rest of my life. Hollywood seems to completely devoid of original thought lately. Making a movie of the story of someone's life is hardly original, but you dont see too many cool movies with a motorcycle as the center of interest. The World's Fastest Indian is about Burt Munro, who took his Indian Scout and turned it into a streamliner and brought it from New Zealand to Utah to the famous Bonneville Salt Flats. On the movie website it says "If your a Buddhist, you go to Tibet. If your a motorhead, you go to Bonneville" I thought to myself "Why have I never gone to Bonneville?" O.k., so now I have another goal in life. By the way, if your a Buddhist you should stay out of Tibet. It's a crime to be a Buddhist in Tibet, I digress. I've seen the Rollie Free Vincent in person, but I had never heard of Burt Munro. Shame on me. Burt not only went to Bonneville but set the world speed record as did Rollie a few years earlier. Check out the website for the movie and, if you have a fast connection, watch the trailer. If you dig motorcycles, and I know you do, maybe you too will get motorcycle wood. The movie drops in U.S. theatres 12/09/05.