Transworld’s latest film, High-5, makes me feel like a teenager again. And I mean that in a good way. Drunk on the likes of Modern Collective, Castles in the Sky, and their ilk, I didn’t realize how much I missed watching a film that wasn’t necessarily out to mesmerize me with some RED Camera-quality imagery, but rather about making me want to go surf until I watched High-5.
The premise to the movie was simple: take five surfers, capture them in waves that make you hate your homebreak, and set it all to a really good soundtrack. Voile. You’ve got yourself a surf movie. But somewhat reminiscent of the old …Lost movies and Jesse Schluntz’s Teardevils series,the best elements in the film are the random s–t that’s seemingly worked in sporadically.
Whether it’s a girl doing a back-bend in a thong or what appears to be Japanese anime, something about the absurdity totally works in High-5. That and Andy’s section make this a film that I plan on watching repeatedly. The movie may not blow you away, but damn, it sure makes you want to go surf with a bunch of your friends. High-5 is definitely worth a look.