TT3D: Closer to the Edge review

In the synopsis for TT3D: Closer to the Edge one phrase instantly catches the eye ‘modern day gladiators’ to draw a comparison between the legendary fighters of ancient Rome and the riders who take part in the Isle of Man TT at first seems quite ambiguous. However seconds into the opening sequence of the film as you fly at break neck speed down the streets, your vision is bombarded with the stunning 3D visuals and you taste a little of the fear and adrenaline of the race it all comes clear. These men and woman push themselves to incredible speeds and walk the line between life and death for the sake of a rush that is as instantly addictive as the film itself.

The film is a beautifully executed documentary following a handful of the most charismatic and promising riders at the 2010 TT. As is often the case the most engaging and enigmatic characters come from real life and TT3D: Closer to the Edge came up trumps with Ian Hutchinson and Guy Martin two fanatical riders with very different approaches to street racing. Hutchinson is dedicated and methodical spending hours in the gym and taking every aspect extremely seriously and Martin ‘The Maverick Mechanic’ is an unpredictable rogue who is desperate to win his first TT. The film follows the pair along with a handful of other key players on the street racing circuit as they gear up and take part in 2010’s race. The real life twists and turns (excuse the pun) of this mammoth race make for once of the most exhilarating and emotional cinematic release documentaries in years. TT3D: Closer to the Edge is jam packed with eye watering bike mounted footage of the course shot in dramatic 3D as well as the real life triumphs and tragedies of this ever controversial race. The makers of the film freely admit that they had no idea when they set out to make the film what they would capture and the events that unfold can’t help but blow you away.

TT3D: Closer to the Edge is in essence a beautifully executed homage to over 100 years of racing history and utilises 3D technology to brilliant effect letting the viewer immerse themselves in a high octane event full of larger than life characters who have a really passion for racing that you can’t help but take away with you. There is no doubt after watching this film you will find yourself tuning into 2011’s event with giddy excitement.

TT3D: Closer to the Edge will be in cinemas everywhere from the 20th of April for more information visit the films official website

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