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5 Terrible Movies Desperately Trying To Cash In On Snowboarding

What was Hollywood thinking?

This is what xXx wishes it could be. It’s the first time snowboarding ever cropped up in a mainstream movie and there is no way that any snowboard movie countdown would be complete without this James Bond gem, which manages to be both awesome and awesomely bad at the same time.

The scene opens with Bond’s hilariously ’80s snowmobile exploding in a hail of mini-gun fire before the sleazy British spy grabs one of the snowmobile skis, somehow straps it to his feet and slides off down the mountain.

“The sleazy British spy grabs one of the snowmobile skis, somehow straps it to his feet and slides off down the mountain.”

In what must rank as one of the most jarring movie soundtrack choices of all time the brooding bond theme suddenly cuts to California Girls by the Beach Boys, turning what could have been a classic Bond snowboard chase into more of a Benny Hill sketch. 

But although it’s cheesy as hell, we can’t help but love this. It helps that the legendary Tom Sims (RIP) doubled up for Roger Moore, but it’s more the fact that it’s someone as high profile as James Bond and he’s snowboarding! I mean your nan probably watches this at Christmas right?

Have we missed any awful snowboard movie cash-ins? Let us know in the comments section.

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