In this action drama, two brothers compete against each other in the dangerous sport of Supercross, a stadium version of off-road motorcycle racing with an emphasis on high-speed jumps over rough terrain. Trip (Mike Vogel) is the more levelheaded of the two brothers, making him the choice for a factory-sponsored team. K.C. (Steve Howey) is the better rider, but his hot head and risky nature get him into trouble. The factory team wants to use Trip to help the team by blocking other riders, not by winning himself. When the two go head to head, K.C. gets hurt, and all that matters to him now is seeing his brother win the biggest race of them all in Las Vegas. He knows Trip has the talent, but he has made some enemies while on the team because of his blocking. Some are out for revenge.
This film was not very well done, but will probably be enjoyed by those who love motorcycle racing (especially motocross). The movie is very predictable, which is made worse by some bad acting, and the cinematography is choppy at times. However, there are some excellent shots during the races mostly during the jumps and tight corners. The story never seems to develop, but is rather flat and uneventful, even during the turning point of the film.
I was surprised by the lack of fights in this film. Most of the time in these “macho guy” movies, the main character must fight his adversary to prove his worth. This film allowed him to prove it on the track. The movie does show how brothers should support each other, especially after selfish intentions almost drove them apart. Be sure to jump over this film at the theatres, as the language puts too many bumps on the track.