GODSPEED – The Race Across America – Movie Review
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Wow, a movie review! I believe it’s my first ever!
“The Race Across America. Pedaling 168 hours non-stop across 12 states from the Pacific to the Atlantic Oceans, Schemmel and Cooper embark on the journey of a lifetime – a race that would provide an extreme test of physical endurance and dependence on faith”
Through the special sneak peek, I was able to watch the movie on my laptop. I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss anything, so as I watched I took notes. Hey- I haven’t done a movie review, I didn’t know where to start.
As the title suggests, this is a bicycle RACE across America. It starts in California and ends in Maryland. There are many teams entered from 2 to 8 members. They cycle non-stop along the 3000 mile route, switching at time intervals determined on their own.
What does the winner get?
I don’t want to giveaway too much, but the challenge is getting to the finish in 7 days. The movie follows a duo – Brad & Jerry. The course takes them through some steep climbs and flat land, all while going through many climates from extreme heat to driving rain.
Will they make it? Will they get injured? Will their equipment cooperate?
The title also suggests that religion will be involved, as a person who isn’t very religious this didn’t bother me too much, until the end. There is some praying to complete the race safely during the movie.
“If it were easy, everyone would do it!”
I was cheering for Brad & Jerry to reach the end in the time allowed. However, I am not sure it’s fair I caught a sneak peek of this after following along with a big ultra running event. I know what humans are capable of when all the odds are stacked against them. I also know that failing can be a successful option.
How would I rate the movie? Hmm, do I rate on a 5 donut scale? I would give it 3 out of 5 donuts. The action footage was done wonderfully, and you wanted the duo to complete the event. However, I feel like maybe the title and posted information give away the story, so you are actually rooting for something dramatic to happen.
Did Brad & Jerry make it across America? Find out on May 22 and catch GODSPEED in theaters .