Yesterday, I went out to the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood for the Street Dreams movie premiere. There were some celebrities like Mike Shinoda from Linkin Park, Steve-O, Nicky Hilton, Michael Rappaport and others that were in attendance. Rob Dyrdek, Terry Kennedy, P Rod, Ryan Dunn and the rest of the movie cast were treated like Hollywood royalty on the red carpet with tons of press, and screaming fans. Pretty crazy. I didn’t have a press pass so I got booted from taking photos, hence, no decent photos. If you want to see a few photos check out theskateboardmag’s website. But more importantly, the movie was pretty impressive and obvious that they put a lot of effort into trying to make it something that skateboarders would want to watch.
It seems that the skate crowd is pretty brutal when it comes to anything remotely “mainstream”. The film has a lot of skateboarding, and some ‘Jackass’ comedic relief and cameos by a lot of skateboarders I didn’t expect to see in the movie that shall remain nameless. P Rod did a really great job of telling the story of a young skater that is trying to figure out his life and go for his dreams rather than conform into what he knows would be an easy way out.
The guy who plays Paul’s (Derrick Cabrera’s) Dad was a fantastic actor and it seems like young skaters will be able to relate to the movie’s overall story and realness. It’s definitely worth a watch since it would be supporting fellow skateboarders and skateboarding.
Rob Dyrdek and Sal Masekela reiterated that they really wanted the movie to be “By Skaters, For Skaters”. If you’re a skateboarder and depending upon how harsh of a judge you are – that will probably determine your feelings towards the movie. Find out for yourself, go see the movie. Check out the Street Dreams Website for more info.
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