July 30, 2006

Badass Burt

I watched The World's Fastest Indian last night. Wow...

I won't go into great details, because some folks just won't get into it. But if you're into speed, bikes, or feel good movies, you're probably going to love this flick. I did.

It's the story of Burt Munro, and his quest for a landspeed record on his 1920 Indian Scout... in 1962. The movie condenses several year visits to the Bonneville Salt Flats into one, but it still kicks ass. I couldn't help but grin throughout the movie, and I found myself tensing up, often. I was definitely into it.

Now, I've got to go get his biography... 'cuz Burt was a badass.

Posted by That 1 Guy at July 30, 2006 08:50 AM | TrackBack

AW said that is one of the best movies she's seen in a long while. I've GOT to get the DVD player hooked up.....

Posted by: Tammi at July 30, 2006 09:12 AM


I am so glad you got to see it. I found the movie VERY inspirational...and a badass indeed. There are 2 biographies available I think, A fantastic movie.

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at July 30, 2006 09:59 AM

Okay, yours is the 3rd good review I have heard. I'm going to have to see this one....

Posted by: Richmond at July 30, 2006 02:23 PM

I'm gonna wait for the DVD. Plus, I thought Ernie was an ass kicker myself... He just ain't got a movie to prove it.

Posted by: RedNeck at July 30, 2006 06:56 PM

Ernie was a eunuch...

And dude, that was the DVD we watched. Pick it up...

Posted by: That 1 Guy at July 31, 2006 07:40 PM

What a great movie. Charming "road" story, some real heart thumping Bonneville speed action, and a real character to boot.
Don't miss it, wonderful stuff.

Posted by: PQ at August 2, 2006 02:14 AM