Friday, October 20, 2023

Film Friday: Pretending I'm a Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story

As someone who loves video-games and greatly enjoys documentaries, I was intrigued when I heard about, "Pretending I'm a Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story." The flick came out in 2020 and you can buy a copy on DVD or stream it on various platforms--which I'd recommend you do! 

The movie gives a little overview of the rise of popularity of skating in the 1970s, how it faded in the 80s, and in the 90s gained more attention with, "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater," coinciding with that and getting even more eyes on the sport. The development of the debut game and the later ones get covered, from the immense highs to the lows ("Tony Hawk: Ride," comes to mind). Everyone from skaters to the video-game developers are interviewed and the relatively short run-time of the movie (1 hour and 11 minutes) breezes by. The, "Main," person behind all this, Tony Hawk, is a bit of a narrator for the flick as he discusses a lot of what happened, but everyone else offers a lot of interesting information as well. If you have an interest in skating, video-games, or both, give, "Pretending I'm a Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story," a viewing!

5 out of 5 stars.

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