In my opinion, "Chasing Mavericks" is the best surf movie that has actually captured the magic and excitement of surfing. From the incredible inspiring story of Jay Moriarty to the magnificent Maverick waves this movie is enchanting for the whole family. This movie shows flabbergasting perseverance, a beautiful and heartwarming story about the young man Jay Moriarty, played by Jonny Weston, and it also shows the benefits and accomplishments when Jay chased his dreams.
Predictably, no one can just go to Mavericks and actually survive a wave there without any training. In the movie, Jay never gave up. Frosty, played by Gerad Butler, didn't ease up on Jay's training. Frosty pushed Jay to the limit to prepare Jay for the monstrous waves of Mavericks. The going got tough with Jay's training; however, Jay kept on pushing harder and harder. Jay went through some hardships in his life but he did not let those lock him up or hold him back. Jay's dad left him and his mom when Jay was just a little boy. Also, Jay's mom had a little trouble holding a job down and paying rent on their house. This didn't put a halt at all to his dreams. If you want to see a movie about perseverance and never giving up on your dreams, do me a favor and go see "Chasing Mavericks".
Relatively, I am a surfer like Jay. Seeing this movie about Jay's surfing life i can really relate to it. The director did an amazing job at capturing the feeling of a surfer when you drop in on the wave you are dying to surf. My personal friend is close friends with the actual Frosty. He said that Frosty was on set at all times making sure they were getting the footage right. Frosty also told them when to come to capture the Mavericks waves. At 3:00 in the morning Frosty once called the directors, Micael Apted and Curtis Hanson, to ask them where they are and why weren't they at Mavericks yet. The directors started laughing and told him they were sleeping. Frosty argued that the waves were at best at Mavericks right now. The footage was amazing though, and really captured the emotions and troubles Jay went through. As I said before, Jay's dad left him and his mother when Jay was just a little tike. One day, Jay decides to go and surf and borrows some fins from Frosty. He can't quite get up but a nice kid in the water helps him out. The two boys later become best friends. Sometimes the waters got rough in their relationship but in the end Jay's best friend was there for him. At the end of Jay's training, Jay feels as if Frosty is a father to him. Frosty is more than excited when Jay catches and successfully surfs a enormous wave at Mavericks. When seeing this movie, your heart will definitely be warmed by this incredible story.
On the other hand, there is little tweaks I would make to this movie. I would not change any of the actors because they all did an impeccable job. I would change some of the song choices and have more modern music so people get into the movie. Otherwise, everyone that worked on the movie and participated in the movie did an ample job. Also, they set a great mood for this movie.
Eventually, after Jay's memorable wipe out and then great ride he became famous. He had chased his dream of riding a wave at Mavericks. He felt accomplished and self confident. But unlike other people Jay did not let this fame get to his head. There is a saying that many people say because of this and the selfless life he lived. The quote is "Live like Jay". Sadly, Jay died at the age of twenty-two while free diving alone. Jay was down there for too long and just couldn't hold his breath any longer. When diving you should always bring someone because if something happens like that you have someone to help you or to get help. Jay's life is a great example of how to live your life.
In conclusion, the newly released flick "Chasing Mavericks" is an adept and inspiring movie. If you had the chance to live like Jay, would you? The answer is definitely yes for me. You will not regret seeing this movie. In the future I hope to become as good as a surfer and a person as Jay. So can you do me a favor world? Go see this incredible movie and live like Jay in honor of him!