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Steve Howey, Mike Vogel, Cameron Richardson,
Sophia Bush, Channing Tatum and Robert Carradine

Rated: PG-13
Reviewed by: Frank  
Release date: August 19, 2005 Released by: Twentieth Century Fox

Supercross claims to be the second-fastest-growing motor sport in the US, behind NASCAR. Supercross The Movie isn't about to help its standing with fans or the public in general.

The weak script revolves around two brothers who overcome manufactured emotional and some real physical obstacles to achieve success in the big race in Las Vegas. To succeed they must overcome corporate sponsored drivers who have all the bells and whistles to assist them and they only have girlfriends and determination on their side.

The love stories are shallow but we could live with that if the racing scenes were effective as they were in The X Games. Here we see scenes of motorcycles racing and jumping over barriers in stadiums and while the stunts appear spectacular, they don't give us a view of the race and where the participants stand in the game. Close shots show the bikes flying up and down and some cameras mounted on the bikes provide a view from the drivers point for the audience. What's missing is an overhead view displaying the position of each racer and not just a narrative by the announcer at the stadium.

If you are a fan of Supercross there many be something for you in this film, but not much.

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