"I, Superbiker: The Day of Reckoning" (Guardian 22/03/13)
I, Superbiker: The Day of Reckoning (12A) 99 mins **
The third in a formerly
DVD-bound series of petrolhead docs, being slipped into cinemas with an eye to
boosting the British Superbike Championship’s media profile. Murray Walker
narrates this 2012 season review, which – deprived of the life-and-death hook
of 2011’s surprise hit Closer to the Edge – often resembles a fan video for a
sport that remains resolutely blokey and unsexy. Cursory footage of men
piloting their steeds around drizzly lengths of track is interspersed with
leering shots of pit-girl derrieres and uninspiring rider profiles in which
everyone is very careful to mention their sponsors.
I, Superbiker: The Day of Reckoning screens in selected cinemas this Monday.