Lords of Dogtown
$ 13 Million
Skip is played by Heath Ledger, who gives a witty performance as a sloshed old lion who still has some bite left.
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In actuality, Dogtown often feels like a parody of these people rather than a realistic take on their rise to fame and eventual hard knocks.
Lords of Dogtown is simply a dramatized version of what was covered in the first film.
What could have been only a pandering skate ploitation flick instead treats its true story with maturity and skill.
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And there is a louche promoter (Johnny Knoxville) who makes Skip look like a scoutmaster.What unites the younger characters, and what gives Lords of D ..
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The script is fairly simplistic and never really attempts to get inside the characters, but theres terrific energy in the performances and the directi ..
You cant fake cool, which is one reason DOGTOWN AND Z BOYS, superstar skateboarder turned filmmaker Stacy Peraltas 2003 documentary about his younger ..
The Lords arent all that compelling, but their exploits are really cool to watch.
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Surprisingly, the most endearing character is Skip, entertainingly well played by Ledger as a grown man who just wants to enjoy life.
Shadows On The Wall
Like the sport it attempts to lionize, the movie simply glides along the surface, offering no insight into anyone or anything.
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His Dogtown & Z Boys documentary is much more compelling and enjoyable.
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Based on a screenplay by skating legend Stacy Peralta and charting nearly every footnote more genuinely conveyed in the mans own Dogtown and Z Boys, t ..
All of which is precisely what is best about the movie, whose shaky, hand held camerawork gives it, ironically . . . a documentary feel.Whats not so g ..
And what more promising prospect for a first time documentary filmmaker than to make the real life analogue of one of those glossy fictionalized star ..
The best surfing scenes take place when surfers ride waves dangerously close to the Pacific Island Pier and the rocks at its base; when the pier myste ..
The story is a good one, but a simple dose of adrenalin would have done a world of good.
This minimum of seeming deception blesses the film with a further realism and verve.
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Most movies about that era treat the trends as satire, and most movies about extreme sports are filled with one dimensional characters.
Maybe hardcore skateboarders will notice the errors but for a novice like me it is a fun ride.The only real problem with Dogtown is Peraltas greenhorn ..
Im not a fan, but this happened in my backyard in front of my eyes...an honest, entertaining, accurate depiction of the men who created the sport of s ..
Peraltas screenplay credit guarantees authenticity here, but Catherine Hardwicke director of Thirteen plays to different strengths, emphasising mood, ..
The topic of Stacy Peraltas hugely popular Dogtown And Z Boys documentary gets a narrative structuring from Peraltas resonant screenplay, and Catherin ..
Its a story of success coming too fast and the greed, excess and perceived betrayal it fosters: the American Dream in all its glory.
Even better is Rasuk, who bears an uncanny resemblance to the young Alva.
This one could have been much worse.But your movie dollar would be better spent renting the documentary, in which the home movie footage of the real Z ..
Peraltas film remains a high water point in American pop culture documentation.
Its more visceral than that.The sport itself, I have nothing against.
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Theres a solid documentary buried in there somewhere, and in the end I was marginally glad to have willed myself through the experience, but those wit ..
Lords of Dogtown will have limited interest for those who exist outside of the skateboarding community.
The cast is good and acts well together.The screenplay is heartfelt and does justice in portraying the lives of those so affected by the extreme sport ..
Lords of Dogtown feels like it could have been a good movie, but fails to be very good or great.
Lords of Dogtown would have to be something truly special if it were going to erase memories of its non fiction counterpart, Dogtown and Z Boys.
Right from the get go, theres a feeling that the movies been tailor made to appeal solely to skateboarding fans with little effort made to appeal to a ..
For someone who was there, not to mention someone who created Dogtown and Z Boys, Peralta has crafted a script so superficial and simplistic it feels ..
And yet, its hard to single her out for blame when Peraltas script is filled with such awful dialogue and some ill considered attempts at humor.
Either way, Ledgers star, if not poor Skips, is looking even more heavenly.
I found the never ending circle of skates, booze, drugs and girls rather repetitive and boring, but skate board fanatics will lap up every intense mom ..
Hardwicke and her cast have managed the unthinkable theyve turned these legends of the skate scene into poseurs.
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Furthermore, this movie is not just for skateboarders.With outstanding performances, a big heart, and a superb soundtrack (a classic rock lovers dream ..
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One of the characters labels Dogtown an awful heaven and thats exactly what it is for the kids who live there.
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That it so surely does is due both to the inherent decency and likeability of the characters, and the committed and engaging performances of the actor ..
But because director Catherine Hardwicke understands the joys and fears of teenage life, her accomplished film explores the search for a safe nest as ..
The movie is held aloft by elation and exuberance, and while it lacks dramatic density overall, Hardwick does manage a few moments that rip away at yo ..
Could have used a little more... melancholy and pain, as well as a starker sense of the Z Boys as cultural forerunners.
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Reaches beyond the cinematic frame as far as it can to catch big air, giving its audience a you are there viscerality.
But there is a depth to Hardwickes filmmaking even when Peraltas screenplay gives her little of genuine substance to work with.
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