Written October 27, 2012
I too have screened many movies this summer. Some bad, some good, and a few like Chasing Mavericks, "GREAT". If your looking for a lot of phony shoot m up or the unimaginable you may or may not appreciate this film. If you enjoy wholesome entertainment, with some realism, good storyline occasional edge of your seat situations and deep look into humanity, then this is a must see movie. Denny
Written December 19, 2014
This movie completely captures palpable fear. When Moriarity first sees mavericks you know it is insane to surf it (I did surf so I have a touch of knowledge here). At the end when her personally gets to surf it the footage is fantastic.
If you want a bone to pick Gerard Butler's accent makes him sound like he's chewing sand, Also can elizabeth Shue get a role where she doesn't play a drunk? Just asking....
Written December 18, 2014
Gerard Buter would be enough of a reason to see it, but this movie is based on the true story of deceased surfer Jay Moriarty. If you aren't familiar with Mavericks in Half Moon Bay, California, or even if you are, the movie shows breathtaking footage of NorCal 's mountainous and most dangerous surf spot. The theater was filled with surfers and surf families; this is a movie you will enjoy with friends or your children.
Written November 29, 2014
As a lifelong surfer, I LOVED this film. What was great about it was the fact that both leads WERE surfers, unless head replacement are that much improved in Hollywood. I LOVED this film because it respected surfing the sport and the life style. It was authentic as the territorial imperatives, the bad ***surf gangs, the young kid surfer are just archetypes in American surfing. And DP Bill Pope of Matrix fame and a DP that I've worked with as a director was superb. The aerial unit was fantastic. Same for the water units with the world of in water camera people hitting high notes for cinematography. I just am STOKED about Chasing Mavericks because Jay's story was so righteously told. RIP Jay. You and your Board will NEVER be forgotten. Aloha, Bob Carmichael.
Written October 31, 2012
I loved this movie. I especially like movies based on true stories. This movie is about living life, love and patience. Great movie for the family. I would watch it again.