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Movie Review – TT3D: Closer To The Edge

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As ever I went into this film knowing nothing other than the name, and that alone had really intrigued me. You see, when I went in, I didn’t know the longer title and all I knew was it was called ‘TT3D’, which couldn’t have given less away to the uninitiated. So, when we all sat down for the press screening they had a few people talk beforehand, which happens from time to time, and they enlightened us to the fact that this was going to be a motorbike racing movie. Hmm. Part of me was suddenly thinking this could be a boring film, with some interesting subject matter, as I have seen some average motorbike racing movies in the past, but it was far too late to leave now!

“By vividly recounting the TT's legendary rivalries and the Isle of Man's unique road racing history, this 3D feature documentary will discover why modern TT riders still risk their lives to win the world's most dangerous race. The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is the greatest motorcycle road race in the world, the ultimate challenge for rider and machine. It has always called for a commitment far beyond any other racing event, and many have made the ultimate sacrifice in their quest for victory. A story about freedom of choice, the strength of human spirit, and the will to win. It's also an examination of what motivates those rare few, this elite band of brothers who risk everything to win.”

What makes a great film, or story for that matter? Well, at the very least, a great character, great adversary and a great challenge for the lead character to try and overcome, and this film had it all! Guy Martin was a fricken mean lead character, and what a character he was.  The Isle of Man race was the great adversary, and the challenge to try and win his first ever TT trophy was the hill Martin needed to climb. Throw in a bunch of other great racers, some amazingly scary footage, crashes, injuries and even deaths and you have yourself a pretty intense and great film! Also the 3D is well worth the extra money if you’re thinking of getting out there to see this awesome film! It’s almost a hard film to describe, but I think it will find an audience with a very wide crowd as it’s so much more than what you think it’s going to be.

9 out of 10 from me!

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