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View From A Blue Moon

View From A Blue Moon

Nov. 11, 2015 USA58 Min.
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8.8 2,110 votes

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See the sport of surfing as it’s never been captured before in John Florence and Blake Vincent Kueny’s second signature release, this time in association with the award-winning film studio Brain Farm. The first surf film shot in 4K, View From a Blue Moon follows the world’s most dynamic surfer John Florence and his closest friends from his home on the North Shore of Oahu to his favorite surfing destinations around the globe. From the dreamy blue perfection of the South Pacific to the darkest uncharted waters of Africa (and everywhere in between), Florence faces a broad spectrum of emotions as he continues to seal his legacy as one of the most gifted surfers ever. And while the young Hawaiian is pulled in increasingly different directions, there is no form of pressure that will keep him from his ultimate goal — to redefine what is possible in the ocean.

View From A Blue Moon
Original titleView From A Blue Moon
IMDb Rating6.7 585 votes
TMDb Rating7.8 6 votes

(5) comments

  • Red_IdentityDecember 4, 2015Reply

    One of the most beautiful, immersive films of this decade.

    Completely left in awe as to all the difficulty in attaining the
    footage that they got. And even more in awe as to how they could’ve
    made such a great film out of it. The film isn’t just a ”surf film”
    though, it functions at a much higher level than that. There’s such a
    poetry to its images, and it really captures footage from such
    different locations and assembles it into a cohesive story without much
    of a narrative or, well, ”story” by the usual definition. Heart,
    passion, and genuine creativity burst from this film from the get-go.
    Its editing, in both its film scenes and sound, is brilliaaaaant. And
    the music it uses just fits so perfectly. Every single second of this
    film was carefully structured. Quite frankly, it’s just fantastic and
    easily one of my favorites of the year. It’s such a wholly immersive
    experience, of the kind that no visual effects in Hollywood could
    achieve.

    And did I mention that it may very well have the best opening title
    sequence of all time? Definitely the most beautiful.

  • Pierre-Maël DftnDecember 13, 2015Reply

    Poetic, beautiful, and absolutely breathtaking

    Absolutely breathtaking from A to Z. Having watched plenty of surf
    movies, this one might rank around my second favorite, after, of
    course, The Endless Summer. I completely agree with whats has been said
    by the other review: this is a magnificent movie that will keep your
    eyes wide open during the whole thing. The beauty of the aerial wide
    shots, the poetry of all the scenes, (both surfing and not surfing) and
    the way they are so impeccably structured give an powerful sense of
    beauty and completion. I would give an overall mark of 8/10, no
    hesitation. I would even recommend this movie to people who don’t
    usually watch surf movies. Indeed, the beauty of the images will appeal
    to anyone looking for a stunning viewing experience.

  • jefe_kefeFebruary 13, 2016Reply

    not even a good surf movie

    I like movies and I like surf movies, but this was neither. If someone
    wants to waste 59 minutes on decent landscape footage then this is for
    you. Otherwise, I’d save my money and time. No point to the movie. No
    character development. Not even any drama or even some dumb surfers
    talking. Anything would’ve added to this movie. How about adding
    someone pulling into a wave eating spam musubi. A dolphin downing a
    porkchop when surfing a wave. Even some turtle licking his toe would’ve
    been better than this movie. Seriously, even if the whole movie was
    about a turtle popsicling his little toe would’ve been more
    entertaining than watching this toehead do the same trick over and over
    and over and over and over again. Anyhow, no spoilage alert here since
    there’s nothing to spoil.

  • spinandmartyAugust 10, 2016Reply

    Need More Than Pretty Pictures To Make A Film

    Like All Brain Farm releases- its Just Pretty Pictures..Nothing Else.
    We know Florence surfs..and…what else?? That’s it..nothing more? Why
    even make a film. There is no story and you learn Nothing about the
    person being filmed. Any ambition in life beyond the self absorbed
    selfish surfing lifestyle. what about his family-
    father/mother,siblings, his friends his girlfriend, boyfriend, kids,
    his competitors? great filmmaking is much more than just pretty
    pictures. Someday a young extreme athlete will be brave and honest
    enough to open up their entire life to a filmmaker. Florence is
    obviously not that athlete and it will take more talented filmmakers
    than the gear obsessed dudes at Brain Farm to pull it off. This is just
    an expensive surfing highlights promo reel. We’ve all seem this a
    zillion times before,,,just the face has changed on the north shore.

  • Zkot Pen ([email protected])December 31, 2016Reply

    Mediocre home movie… worst surf movie I’ve ever seen!

    Talk about disappointing!

    I haven’t watched a surf move since I was a teenager, when I used to
    watch them during my summers at the beach. Why not take a moment and
    see what’s new?

    Ooh, aah… first 4k surf video — so what? The footage goes on and on
    and on, aimlessly. Any video editor around here? We’ve got one tube
    after another, and another, and… another… ad nauseum. Ditto for the
    handful of other maneuvers displayed.

    Then we travel — why bother? Did we travel because travel is so cheap
    in the modern world? Did we make a surf movie because our buddy has a
    camera with 4k video? Give me a break!

    I have 4 criteria for movie viewing:

    1. Do I believe the story?

    2. Do I care?

    3. Do I believe the characters?

    4. Do I care about the characters?

    I need 4 ”Yes” answers to watch a movie. In the case of View from a
    Blue Moon, the result is horrendous:

    1. Do I believe the story? What story? No story in this film!

    2. Do I care? I wanted to care, but there’s no story to care about.

    3. Do I believe the characters. YES! Of course I believe them. The
    protagonist is a real person.

    4. Do I care about the characters? Well, yes, but I care about the
    characters IN SPITE OF the film, not because of it.

    I was going to give this movie 2 out of 10, but I’ve downshifted to 1
    out of 10 – – AWFUL – for two reasons:

    First, this movie was so awful, I couldn’t even get through half of it.
    I was out before 30 minutes, and the only reason I lasted that long was
    because I wanted to like it. I hoped it would get better.
    Unfortunately, in my experience, if a movie starts out bad, it very
    rarely gets better.

    Second, it seems like populism is the result of all of this social
    media combined with widely available, easily affordable Audio-Visual
    toys. North Shore surfer dude whose buddy has a camera with 4k?

    That’s preposterous — next thing you know, more of these dude & dude’s
    buddy with 4k-made monstrosities are going to be on IMDb — and that’s
    truly unfortunate for us film lovers!!!

    Bottom line: This is a home movie — How did it ever get played before
    my eyes? How did it ever get a page on IMDb?

    Cinema is in sad shape until these issues are resolved!

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