Reviewed bycobizerVote: 9/10/10
I was watching this flick in a hotel room on HBO early in the morningand thought that it was some sort of parody at early 90s B comedies.Then I thought "there is no way that this is actually an early 90scomedy. They are beating me over the head with plaid and rollerbladesand other 90s clichés." The I realized Seth Green and Jack Black werein it and I realized that it must in fact be a parody. WRONG! 1993baby. This movie is so campy, but is so damn entertaining. It's likeone of those songs that no one wants to admit they love, yet everyoneloves it. Like "I Saw the Sign" or something. Check out this flick atthe very least to see Green and Black early in their careers.
Reviewed byWayne Huffman (email@example.com)Vote: 6/10/10
If you don't go into this movie with overly high expectations, but just gowith the flow, this movie can be very enjoyable. So it isn't Academy Awardsmaterial. How many movies are? Anyway, for a teen high-school love story,this isn't bad. I enjoyed the skating, even though I have been to Pittsburghenough times to recognize most of the streets, and certainly the skyline. Iam more bugged by the movies made in Canada that try to pass themselves asU.S. locations (that tax credit must be a real biggie!)
If you like fish-out-of-water movies or H.S. love interests, give Airborne alook.
I hope Mitchell eventually made his way here to O'ahu and surfed our waves!Now there is Airborne! (especially the latest thing, Kitesurfing!)
Reviewed bysethfanVote: 5/10/10
I'll have to admit I was pleasantly surprised with this movie. It's not thegreatest film ever made, but I doubt that is what the film makers were goingfor. Instead this surfing/roller-blade romp is an entertaining, fun andrealistic story of teenagers coping with peer pressuresomething we can allrelate to. Shane McDermott is well suited for the "kid out of water," andhis way of handling the "bully" situations is a lesson to be learned by all. The roller-blade sequences are fantastic to watch, even if you're not in tothat sort of thing. Seth Green is perfect as the geekybut coolcousinthat's always picked on; Green's performance is definitely a precursor tohis talent as Kenny in Can't Hardly Wait. Two other reasons to like thisflick are the always delightful Edie McClurg and Stewart Copeland'srhythmically exciting music. Check this oneyou won't be disappointed!
Mitchell Goosen is sixteen/seventeen year old kid from California who loves to surf and roller blade. Yet, his parents, who are two zoologists were given a grant to work in Australia. The only problem was: Mitchell couldn't go with them. So, he gets sent to stay with his aunt, uncle, and cousin in Cincinnati, Ohio. When he arrives, he meets his cousin who is also his new roommate for the next six months: Wiley. Mitchell then goes to school and gets on the bad side the high school hockey players. Mitchell and Wiley end up enduring weeks of torture from the guys. Then, the big guys and Mitchell and Wiley have to learn to get along to try to beat the Central High School rivals in a competition down Devil's Backbone.