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Red puck - 29 Jul 2013
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Way of the puck is OK, but really boring. I know I am a worshipper of air hockey, and I play n'all, but Way of the puck is too boring to watch and incorporate into air hockey. It's basic plot is that you have these 4 guys fighting a long-lost battle to keep air hockey alive. You have Tim, who is reminiscent of his early 90's dominance, and the movie showing how Tim is losing to random guys and then he gets emotional about it, but he has the best message in the whole movie I think about competition challenging us to get better, and that men need contrived, competitive situations to connect with other guys.

Michael Rosen is great, but he focusing to much on air hockey being televised when you have better sources on the web to expose air hockey to the masses.

Andy is mostly gripping about how he can't win a nationals instead of getting off his ass and into the right attitude to win. And then he gives up. "Way" to go to.

Mark sounds like his time was up a long time ago and he sounds like one of those guys narrating the black and white educational documentaries you see awhile back.

If I needed to give a new player a picture of air hockey, I would not use Way of the Puck.

Way of the puck isn't even about air hockey, it's just a bunch of guys give their last effort to have things their "Way".

A new movie should be produced, a movie with ENERGY!!!!. A movie that gets people motivated to enthusiastically want to play the game and help it grow as a sport. The guys in Way of the Puck were way to tired-sounding.

The new movie could look like this:

1. An opening action-packed player intro;

2. Also including Billy Stubbs's breakthrough on the table and a little bit more into his life on and off the table.

3. Mark Robbins should talk details about his new table and how he is improving and promoting air hockey as sport with the Shelti Company and his GSG table. He can explain why his tables are the BEST in the world, and why novelty air hockey is highly discouraged.

4. Billy Stubbs, Danny Hynes, and Tim Weissman interviewed at table locations to talk strategy as so to help viewers understand how to play air hockey professional air hockey.

5. There should be more footage of national tournaments and following Billy Stubbs, Danny Hynes, and Tim Weissman as they progress and perform through the tournament.

6. There should be music that is energetic, and is very motivating.

So that after you watch it, it's like " Hey, I want to play air hockey or help it grow as a sport!"

No Offense what so ever to Tim, Mark, Andy, or Michael. -Ben




 
Mike C - 30 Jul 2013
Total Posts: 459
Red puck said:
Way of the puck is OK, but really boring. I know I am a worshipper of air hockey, and I play n'all, but Way of the puck is too boring to watch and incorporate into air hockey. It's basic plot is that you have these 4 guys fighting a long-lost battle to keep air hockey alive. You have Tim, who is reminiscent of his early 90's dominance, and the movie showing how Tim is losing to random guys and then he gets emotional about it, but he has the best message in the whole movie I think about competition challenging us to get better, and that men need contrived, competitive situations to connect with other guys.

Michael Rosen is great, but he focusing to much on air hockey being televised when you have better sources on the web to expose air hockey to the masses.

Andy is mostly gripping about how he can't win a nationals instead of getting off his ass and into the right attitude to win. And then he gives up. "Way" to go to.

Mark sounds like his time was up a long time ago and he sounds like one of those guys narrating the black and white educational documentaries you see awhile back.

If I needed to give a new player a picture of air hockey, I would not use Way of the Puck.

Way of the puck isn't even about air hockey, it's just a bunch of guys give their last effort to have things their "Way".

A new movie should be produced, a movie with ENERGY!!!!. A movie that gets people motivated to enthusiastically want to play the game and help it grow as a sport. The guys in Way of the Puck were way to tired-sounding.

The new movie could look like this:

1. An opening action-packed player intro;

2. Also including Billy Stubbs's breakthrough on the table and a little bit more into his life on and off the table.

3. Mark Robbins should talk details about his new table and how he is improving and promoting air hockey as sport with the Shelti Company and his GSG table. He can explain why his tables are the BEST in the world, and why novelty air hockey is highly discouraged.

4. Billy Stubbs, Danny Hynes, and Tim Weissman interviewed at table locations to talk strategy as so to help viewers understand how to play air hockey professional air hockey.

5. There should be more footage of national tournaments and following Billy Stubbs, Danny Hynes, and Tim Weissman as they progress and perform through the tournament.

6. There should be music that is energetic, and is very motivating.

So that after you watch it, it's like " Hey, I want to play air hockey or help it grow as a sport!"

No Offense what so ever to Tim, Mark, Andy, or Michael. -Ben





The only aspect you are missing in your movie is the Next Generation of players that are being called upon to pick up where the old guard will leave off. The excitement of the movie needs to be you, Colin, Steven, Ben Heyman, Jacob, Anthony, Connor, etc. and the new disciples of air hockey that take it to a new group of players.
 
Red puck - 30 Jul 2013
Total Posts: 192
Yes, I would agree that in the later part of the movie should include the next generation of players, how they are coming on, what their stories are, and how the promotional side that will keep air hockey alive as a sport.
 
carolina phil - 30 Jul 2013
Total Posts: 1084
Excellent how you viewed the movie and found the right concepts and words to express it in your Review. You may want to consider a career in Review writing (movies, products, cars, books, or food and entertainment/travel).

Maybe the next movie will include positive energy people like you and me!

Phil
 
Red puck - 30 Jul 2013
Total Posts: 192
Yes, Phil should be definitely have his say in another edition of an air hockey movie.

I only reviewed Way of the puck to give a reason why there should be a new movie. I am not really one for film reviewing. Maybe a weather man or join Mark's business.

By the way Phil, how many times have you viewed Way of the puck and what are your thoughts on that movie? -Ben
 
tableman - 31 Jul 2013
Total Posts: 690
Ha-ha. Actually Ben, in '94 Tim and I produced an AH documentary intended to promote the sport. Have you seen it? It's 14 minutes long, you can see it on youtube, search for Rise of the Young Wolf. Or you can link to it from goldstandardairhockey.com.

I think Charlie's short trailer, Pucklife, is also a good promo video. It's on youtube.

Way of the Puck reflects the perspective of Eric Anderson, the filmmaker. He was not doing a propaganda piece for the sport, but rather, showing his own spin and viewpoint on what was happening in AH.

Having said that: I still think WOTP is very positive for AH. Many viewers of it have contacted us or been inspired. Weren't you one of them?

 
Red puck - 21 Aug 2013
Total Posts: 192
I was inspired initially, but I think it does not focus on air hockey enough to where, 100 years from now, WOTP will be ancient. But a movie about air that is only about air hockey, and not character struggle, then it will continue and be known forever.
 

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