A solid cast (including Emile Hirsch, Heath Ledger, John Robinson, and Michael Angarano) and groovy soundtrack help this film to roll along, but it feels completely unnecessary after the great Dogtown And Z-Boys documentary. It's also just not as good, in terms of characters and structure (which sounds strange, I know, but trust me that I am not talking nonsense here).
I really liked this because Catherine Hardwicke created a moving dramatic story on what is a true story creating a documentary-drama that resulted in me caring for the characters. The cinematography and choreography must have been a feat to accomplish as the protagonists were actors and not the real Alva, Peralta etc though I read that Peralta and Alva did skate in a few scenes.
Fun to watch. Probably it's a good idea to watch (and/)or read something about the true Zephyr team before seeing this. Even if the comparison between facts and fiction will always produce chances for disapointment. Not a brilliant movie, but for skateboarding fans it could be worth to watch. For Z-boys fans, well, there are always chances for debate about how accurate the movie is or is not.
Pas un mauvais film, juste très jeune dans sa tête, au sens le plus péjoratif (les clichés les plus éculés sur un jeunesse 70s sauvage, cheveux aux vents), ce qu'on peut partiellement lui pardonner si on se trouve être au moins intéressé par l'histoire de l'émergence du skateboard moderne. Sinon, reste toujours l'excellent Emile Hirsch (pas difficile, avec ses deux acolytes têtes-à-claques.)