Skateboard Movies Show Awesome Tricks with Simple Plots

posted on 25 Jun 2015 06:22 by jason3juarez
I found a couple of skateboard movies you might like. The first one that stands out the most for me is Lords of Dogtown . A couple of reasons right off the bat are the late Heath Ledger shines in this movie, and it is directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Hardwicke directed the first Twilight movie, which turned the theater going people on its ear, creating an ever so popular franchise.

The movie follows four young boys in the 1970s in southern California. Thane Magee, who owns Griffin Skateboards has been skating since he was seven in 1977. He highly recommends this movie because it "gives an idea of the California lifestyle of skateboarding."

The characters in the movie are best friends - free spirits - hanging out at the beaches. One cool hangout is the famous Dogtown in Santa Monica. Clearly we see these young skateboarders eat, sleep, breath and live skateboarding.

All they do is skateboard, and if they are not skateboarding, they hangout. We meet Skip (Ledger), at his surfboard and skateboard shop. He is one cool dude.