Sunday, October 17, 2010

October Challenge Film #19

Shredder (2003, Greg Huson) - 86 min.

This movie is absolutely ridiculous, but at the same time, highly entertaining.  Especially if you're a snowboarder.  When a group of teens go to ride a closed mountain, they're systematically killed by a stranger who is taking revenge on the teen snowboarders for a murder committed years ago.  One of my favorite things about this movie is the "snowboarder vs. skier" dynamic.  Back in the day when snowboarding was just getting started, everyone assumed we were irresponsible jerk-offs, and the snowboarders assumed all skiers were spoiled and preppy pricks.  Luckily, things never got to the point of murdering each other on the mountain (unlike in this case) and now everybody gets along just fine.

There were some really fun kills, the characters were entertaining (although the acting was far from perfect), and the movie had a Scooby-Doo feel to it.  Shredder is definitely worth checking out if you're into skiing or snowboarding.  Otherwise, you'll miss a lot of the humor and probably won't like it.


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