For years Hollywood has been milking cash cows for all they’re worth, getting its incredibly grubby mitts on things that people are truly passionate about and pawning off low-grade versions just to make a few quick bucks.
I’m still not ready to talk about Indiana Jones 4, it hurts too much.
But this tendency extends beyond shoddy franchise instalments to whatever happens to be fashionable at the time with clumsy handling of everything from skating…
…to the current fad of crowbarring free running into every movie possible. Even ones about dancing.
Snowboarding hasn’t escaped the fat cats’ greedy gaze either. Now don’t get me wrong, more snowboarding on screen is a good thing, but only if it really represents snowboarding.
There’s no need to doll it up with special effects and smother it in CGI or push it to the background just to hook kids into watching the latest romcom or soulless High School Musical clone.
If Hollywood is going to make snowboard movies all we ask is that they do it right and show the scene that we all fell in love with rather than some airbrushed, perma-tanned version of it.
So without further ado, here are the nominations for the 5 worst snowboard movie cash-ins of all time.