“We all come from the sea, but we are not all of the sea.”
And so Gerard Butler’s voice over opens Chasing Mavericks. He is not just starting off a script that was described by the Telegraph as a “neap tide of mush,” but is effectively squatting down and adding another turd to the pile that is the Hollywood Surf Movie.
In fact such is the density and stench of the pile it seems that it is impossible to make a decent big budget movie about surfing.
“Gerard Bulter was effectively squatting down and adding another turd to the pile that is the Hollywood Surf Movie.”
The only quality surf film made by Hollywood was Big Wednesday, and that opened more than 40 years ago. Don’t believe us?
Well, let’s put the gloves on and sift through the pile.