Yeah, Im not going to do the whole David & Margaret thing either, but I have to say that, as a cycling movie, I found this a bit disappointing. I hate to be negative, but like most IMAX films it's really a bit of a glorified tv documentary aimed at school-goers. It looks at body chemistry in the context of riding the Tour and while some of the science stuff has some pretty cool footage, its fairly elementary stuff.
In terms of the cycling angle, there is some amazing footage of the Alps which really is impressive on a screen that size - never let it be underestimated how much I can forgive a movie which includes mountains!
But really this only amounts to a couple of minutes worth and if you watched the Tour you will have seen a lot of it anyway. Oh and in case people aren't aware, it's only about 40 minutes long.
The other kind of weird aspect is that the film-makers shot some scenes as re-enactments and these come across as strangely stagey and a bit naff, like the moment when Baden Cooke has a 'quiet moment' by the team trailer. In the end, while it was perfectly watchable, it wasn't quite what I had hoped for. As an insight into the Tour, Hell On Wheels beats it easily.
Can I ask - has anyone seen Overcoming? Any good? Thanks.