Supercross

on August 17, 2005 by Tim Cogshell
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Set in the high-octane world of... yada yada yada... whatever. It's impossible to even finish a sentence about this tired plot, yet the makers of "Supercross" had no compunctions making another movie about it. Of course, there was a time when a movie about motorcycles and the extremely cute boys and girls who ride them was all one needed for a Friday night trip to the movies. But that time has long since passed, and "Supercross" eats the dust of all things fast, furious and otherwise revved up.

"Supercross" is a form of hyped-up Motocross, which, if you are a novice, explains nothing. Never fear: One of the primary producers of this film is a major sponsor of the sport of Supercross, so the filmmakers make sure to explain it ad nauseam. Essentially, the entire film is a 93-minute-long commercial for the sport of Supercross.

As for the plot, not long after the death of their father, a couple of Supercross-riding brothers find themselves pitted against one another on circuit. K.C. (Steve Howey) and Trip (Mike Vogel) are talented racers, but Trip is reckless while K.C. is cautious and dependable. It's K.C. who gets the call from a Japanese sponsor; he takes the deal and a rift forms between the brothers. But, after Trip is banged up in an accident, the brothers unite to... yada yada yada... can't finish that sentence either. Starring Steve Howey, Mike Vogel, Cameron Richardson, Sophia Bush, Aaron Carter, Channing Tatum, Robert Patrick and Robert Carradine. Directed by Steve Boyum. Written by Ken Solarz and Bart Baker. Produced by J. Todd Harris and Steve Austin. A Fox release. Action. Rated PG-13 for language and some sexuality. Running time: 93 min

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