I orginally posted this review on Offroad Junkies.
Chances are a lot of you have seen the trailer for Moto 2. Well, if you’re like me, the trailer probably left you excited and wanting to see the movie itself. Think of how awesome the trailer was, increase that awesomness at least ten times and you’ll have the movie itself.
Moto 2 covers it all. From the Motocross Nationals to GNCC, World GPs, WORCS, Desert, Trials and more, it definitely leaves you hungry for more. Additionally there are several riders featured individually in the film. They all discuss why they love what they do, and it also shows them tearing it up at their normal practice spot.
I don’t want to ruin too much of the movie for everyone, so I’m going to leave out a lot of the little details in this review, so consider this ‘Moto 2 in a nutshell’ if you will.
As expected, the segment that features the Nationals bring some of the great action from some of the races this spring and summer. Moving from there to the WORCS series, it features some of the best racers out west. A lot of the viewers here on Offroad Junkies don’t see a whole lot of coverage from the WORCS races, so this is the chance to see what those guys out there have, and it’s great.
One of the individual riders featured from the WORCS series is Kurt Caselli, and if you’ve ever seen any of the videos of Kurt riding at his normal practice spot, you know he hangs it all out. Additionally featured are trials rider Julian Dupont and the always interesting David Knight.
My personal favorite segment (and I’m sure you would’ve guessed this one) was from the GNCCs this year. As you may already know, a lot of the footage for that segment was provided by Offroad Junkies’ own Rob Mitchell, and the footage shot by Moto 2′s producer, Taylor Cogden, at Snowshoe is awesome as well. Not only does it feature the top XC1 and XC2 pro riders but there are also a couple of clips featuring the Womens and other amateur classes.
The World GP’s are also featured in the film, which is really cool because we don’t get to see much coverage of those events here in the USA. Those riders show that they are also extremely talented and can give the Americans a run for their money at times. As the film progresses and makes it’s way back state side, another rider featured is the extremely talented Trey Canard. I found Trey’s segment to be really cool as a lot of it was shot from a helicopter.
There’s plenty more segments through the film including The Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National, some desert action with Kendall Norman, and more.
The film is edited really well. The camera angles are great as well and a few of them are really creative, which gives you and exciting view of the action. The soundtrack is pretty good as well. I can tell there was a lot of work that went into the production of this movie, and I think the end result was really worth the hard work of their crew.
Overall, I would give Moto 2 4.5 out of 5 stars, and that’s because you never see any movie rated 5 stars. If you’re considering Moto 2 as an upcoming DVD purchase, I would definitely recommend it.