TT3D: Closer To The Edge(2011)
3D documentary on the 2010 Isle of Man TT motorcycle race: "the most treacherous and gruelling course in the world".... More
Narrated by actor Jared Leto, this follows TT racers' reckless dedication in their bid to become 'King of the Mountain' and examines what motivates these rare, elite drivers. Racing along public roads on bikes just inches apart – with speeds hitting 200mph – drama, tension and tragedy all combine. Motorsport stars feature, including Guy Martin, John McGuinness (15 time TT winner) and Conor Cummins.
TT3D: Closer to the Edge marks the year anniversary of the death of Kiwi rider Paul Dobbs who died competing in the race, while the documentary was being shot.Hide
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TT3D: Closer To The Edge
BY RealityCheck superstar
Gerne : Man, racing, doco, motorsport
4/5 : just remember, doco and racing, thats about it, funny as guy thats followed though.Hide
BY DnA superstar
We're introduced to his journey to win the race, and THE RACE itself. We get a sense through participants of what this race is about, the mystique and aura of the Isle of Man TT (IOMTT).
Why does a rider do 170mph down small roads with stone walls, buildings, lampposts and fences lining the track? The result of this is a high... More death rate that is an accepted part of the challenge for all involved.
The viewer is left in a state of shock at the rawness, reality and closeness of death.
And yet everyone returns a year later to reminisce, ride, race and remember close friends now gone.
This movie gives an inside look at the IOMTT like nothing before it. The parallel Guy Martin story adds an interesting dimension. His biggest challenge to winning seems to be his anger and bloody mindedness.Hide
BY ChrisK grader
Closer to the Edge follows the unassuming Guy Martin in his quest to win a TT race on the Isle of Mann. He's not what you'd expect a motorbike rider to be, but for all his faults (many of which are comical) he can ride a bike and ride it fast.
The film follows the buildup to the event and then the week of races, and we follow Guy and several other riders through the highs and lows of competing.
I'm not a... More massive fan of 3D and I often think that a film would be just as good in 2D, and this is the case with Closer to the Edge. While there are some nice parts in 3D, I feel the 3D is unnecessary and it would be just as good in 2D.
Watch this film if you like motorbikes and motorbike racing. Watch this film if you like a good underdog story. Watch this film if you like something different from the American mainstream dramas. It has plenty to appeal to many audiences.Hide
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