2010's, 3D, Documentary

THE ULTIMATE WAVE: TAHITI IMAX 3D (2010) – QUICK REVIEW


2010

DIRECTOR: Steven Low

60/100

What’s to say? It looks good. But being as this is a low budget IMAX documentary about surfing, plot is not really high on the agenda.

But as with all IMAX documentaries, this splits its 45 minute runtime between some pretty decent surfing footage (though I have to admit that I have seen more spectacular), as well a tour and a brief history of the island itself.

It also explains the nature and science of waves, which is nice.

But the question for 3D buffs is… how good is the 3D.

Well it is good but not the best. There are moments where it does not quite work but for the most part it is effective and at times, brilliant. The water splashes on the camera are the most effective though.

My main complaint though is the sound. It is fine but it is definitely not IMAX.