Torstein Horgmo was the most searched snowboarder on Transworld Snowboarding’s website last year, so is his latest snowboard film ‘Horgasm: A Love Story’, worth the $15 (or less depending on which country you’re from)?
I bought it and I think it’s worth the money, but I know not all of you are going to fork out the cash for every single snowboard film that gets released each year, so let me give you a quick run down to help you decide.
First, here’s the teaser if you haven’t seen it yet:
Alright, so here’s the rundown of the film:
1) It’s not like other snowboard films
If you’re looking for your standard ‘Art of Flight’ type movie with non stop epic snowboard montages, this isn’t it. ‘Horgasm: A Love Story’ (awesome name) is filmed and presented in a totally different format, although you still do get some epic snowboard clips.
Your standard snowboard movie is broken up either by location, event or rider, but Torstein’s movie chooses to instead take you through events in his life throughout the last couple years of his snowboard career.
This movie is basically a hi-light reel with amusing commentary and backstory through the last few seasons of Torstein’s pro snowboarding career. It takes you through his highs, lows and his major injuries.
2) Do you care about the backstory?
If you’re someone who doesn’t really care about the story behind the snowboard tricks and film clips that you see on magazines and on youtube, then I wouldn’t buy this movie.
However, if you’re someone who wonders what the pro snowboarder life is like and wants a glimpse of what the average pro goes through in a contest and filming season, then you’ll love this movie.
A large majority of this movie was the backstory. The epic triple corks and other film clips inside the movie were awesome, but you’re not really watching it to see those clips.
Rather, you’re watching to see why Torstein called his X-Games win one of the most stupid decisions of his snowboard career or how he somehow had one of the best contest years of his career while dealing with broken ribs.
The bottom line:
The best way I can describe this movie is that it’s the film representation of Torstein Horgmo, the snowboarder. It’s fun, there’s jokes, and it’s different from what you’ve seen before.
Here’s the links if you’re interested in grabbing the movie: