The brief 80 minutes of Supercross is more than half filled with scenes of motocross racers scurrying around tracks, which doesnt leave much time for what moviegoers like to call a "story." Supercross crams its tale of two dirt-poor brothers trying to make their way in the motocross world into brief chunks, leaving us with the impression that even the biggest events falling in love, achieving a career pinnacle, catastrophic injury only take about two minutes apiece.
So, story-wise, Supercross is completely random and goofy (my favorite bit involves two racers, a guy and a girl, in a "love scene" where the money shot is both of them doing wheelies). But the racing is well-shot and the movie is pretty much what youd expect: When it comes down to a big race between a heavily-funded jerk and a humble nice guy, who do you think is going to win and who do you think will end up kissing dirt?
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Supercross is currently in theaters.