The trailer for Snowboard Academy claims “It’s an outrageous-alanche of high velocity mayhem! Snowboard Academy is the school of cool!” Which must be the only positive review this movie has ever received.
It has been described variously as “a new candidate for worst movie of all time“, “an abomination of the sport“, “like being hit on the head with a frying pan” and (our personal favourite) “made by people wearing blindfolds and drinking warm Red Bull“. Few comedies have ever been so badly upstaged in the funny stakes by their own reviews.
“Few comedies have ever been so badly upstaged in the funny stakes by their own reviews.”
Starring ’90s icon Corey Haime and the worst Russian accent ever by a playboy cover model (Brigette Nielsen) this movie focuses on “the riotous rivalry between snobby skiers and knuckle-dragging snowboarders“.
Despite some half decent riding, Snowboard Academy falls flatter than one of Jim Varney’s “hilarious” slapstick pratfalls. Bolting the sport onto a weak and uncared-for comedy is a classic example of a cash-grabbing venture trying to use snowboarding to make a quick buck.