2012 Ski Movie Reviews: Meathead Films — No Matter What
Meathead presents a raw account of what was a dismal 2011/12 winter on the East Coast. But Meathead does what Meathead does best, working with what they’ve got to produce No Matter What. The film opens with a blend of urban and park in the Northeast. Athletes including Peter Engen, Antoine Choquette, Jake Doan, Kieran McVeigh, Luke Hagearty and Alex Beaulieu Marchand grace us with their skiing abilities. We then venture to Stowe, VT where Louise Lintilhac, Griffin Dunne, Jay Bowen, Colby Vavolotis and more shred pow on one of the East’s few noteworthy pow days of the season.
What follows is a segment of sheer beauty. The crew dresses in 80s one-piece suits, and proceeds to shred moguls like there’s no tomorrow. The grainy film effects and accompanying music make for a segment that will unquestionably put a big smile on your face. This segment is followed up by some technical skiing by Dom Laporte at Mt. Snow; Laporte is later joined by Evan Williams, Gab Boudreau, Tyler Duncan and more.
Meathead then packs its bags and heads to Switzerland, where David Ortlieb and Andrew Whiteford slay pow and backcountry booters. Will Wesson takes to the screen, along with some of the other familiar faces that appeared earlier in the film. When Will Wesson is around, you can bet your bottom dollar that creative jibbery is going down—and that’s precisely what we get from him and the crew. The film concludes with a segment showcasing a stupendously deep day at Jay Peak. The scene can only be described as a winter wonderland, and you’ll be darn jealous that you weren’t there on the day of the filmshoot.
Trailer Page: https://vimeo.com/48271709
Get It: itunes.apple.com/us/movie/no-matter-what-east-coast/id577637452