ALL THIS MAYHEM opened at Broadway this weekend, it may not be a film you have ever heard of before, but it’s definitely worth a watch. Not necessarily the need for the big screen, however if you are part of the skateboarding community then get yourself down there, bring your board, get a pint and ooo at the tricks alongside your fellow Notts skateboarders.
This documentary follows the lives of the Pappas brothers, from their childhood in Australia to their rise in America and, without spoiling it for those that don’t follow the skating world, let’s just say right through to the end of their careers.
In true documentary style this film combines interviews, home video and TV footage to give a rounded picture of the lives of Ben and Tas Pappas; it really shows the passion they have for each other and for their chosen sport, from being suburban “bogan’s” to comp circuit world champions.
This portrayal may sound like an honest one of brotherhood and elation, which it is, but as with all good things, they do come to an end. However in the case of the Pappas brothers, not quite the end the skating world expected.
Accompanied by amazingly frank narration from Tas himself, a great soundtrack and with some brutally honest revelations you should go see this if you are NOT a fan of Tony Hawk, love skateboarding and not afraid to get a little emotional in front of your friends.
Review by Josie Opal