Fastest

  • Year:2011
  • Rating:M
  • Director:Mark Neale
  • Cast:Jorge Lorenzo , Ewan McGregor, Valentino Rossi
  • Release Date:November 10, 2011
  • Distributor:Omniverse Vision Ltd
  • Running time:110 minutes
  • Film Worth:$16.00
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While it zooms back and forth between topics, occasionally to its own detriment, the information it presents about the sport is fascinating and genuinely revealing.

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Who will be the fastest? In 2011 it's Casey Stoner, but for a long time it was Valentino Rossi. In this documentary, a sequel to 2003's Faster, director Mark Neale, narrator Ewan McGregor and racer Valentino Rossi return to take us once again into the world of MotoGP racing. Filmed during the 2009 and 2010 MotoGP seasons, it covers the major events in the sport after 2003, and up until 2010.

Opening with Rossi's victory in the sixth race of the 2009 season, Fastest begins by giving us an overview of the history of MotoGP, and ends with contemplations about the future of the sport. Aside from that, it has little logical progression, jumping from the 2009 season to 2010, describing different types of crashes, touching on Jorge Lorenzo's career, and delving into Rossi's hometown and past, all within the first half an hour.

The repetition of some topics at different points in the film makes it look shoddier than it really is - the information it presents is great. It teaches viewers about everything in the world of MotoGP, from the rivalry between Rossi and Lorenzo to the mechanics behind a 500cc motorcycle. It's largely fascinating stuff. Interviews are candid, while giving insight into the racers and racing aficionados. Footage of past races and interviews is used wisely and to great effect. In fact, occasionally, it's so well done you'd think Neale has done this before...

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