Saturday, October 24, 2009

Big Rig

Released: 2007

Reviewed: 10.21.09
Star rating: 2 out of 5

In this truck driver documentary, filmmaker Doug Pray travels cross-country with several different drivers having conversations about a variety of topics. Personal issues, government, other drivers, nothing is off topic here.

I wanted to be a truck driver when I was little and almost drooled when I saw the cover of this DVD. The concept is great but as the film switched frequently between drivers topics were never full explored. I did like how they profiled regular folks instead of searching out just stereotypical drivers. It really showed how many of them are just plain, ordinary, hard-working folks like everyone else. I was disappointed though at the lack of technical information in the film. The film really focused more on driver opinions than anything else.

Camera work was pretty good with nice shots of some trucks but some really great shots of scenery in the U.S. that went a long way to trying to romanticize truck driving.

Overall I would say this is a good primer if you have no clue what truck-driving is at all. If however, you do have a clue, this really isn't going to tell you much other than to give you the political and social views of some average folks. No nudity, foul language, special effects, aliens, or ufo's so this one is pretty much safe for viewers of any age.

No comments:

Mine mine mine!!!!

Blog disclaimer and copyright information. . .

-I hope to make this blog revenue generating in the future and as such any posts found here may be paid posts. If you want to pay me to post for you, let me know!
-Content may change over time resulting in inaccuracies. I also make mistakes, some will be here.
-I have no control over what is at the other end of any links you may find here.
-Film pictures, dvd covers, film banners or whatever you like to call them are copied here from widely available public locations. I did not create them nor do I own them.
-Any files, programs or downloadables are provided only for convenience and fun. I in no way warrant, represent, or otherwise imply they won’t cause you problems. Use at your own risk! If your computer blows up I don’t want to even hear about it.
-Reviews posted here are my opinion and meant as informational for prospective viewers and are not meant to malign, defame, or otherwise harm anyone or anything. They also are not meant as advice or counsel , not necessarily factual or absolute, and the author will not be held responsible for the results of their use.
-Comments are NOT the opinion of this author, nor is he responsible or liable for the comments or their results. I will try to moderate them in a reasonable (to me) manner.
-Translation of any portion of this blog may result in other than desirable language for which the author is not responsible. Furthermore, I’m not an English major so there will be bad grammar and punctuation found here. There may also be language that is intentionally objectionable to support my opinions. Tough.
-Copyright: All reviews and opinions expressed here by the author are owned by the author. Please enjoy reposting and/or linking, I ask only that you give proper credit and inform me you have used my content for your own pleasure and devious purposes.
-Legal limit on damages: .02 cents, U.S. (Yes, I will give you my 2 cents worth if you abuse me in court).