Let's face it: The success of an IMAX film depends entirely on whether or not the subject matter can fully exploit the format's gargantuan proportions. (The screen towers eight stories over the audience, and stretches some 101 feet from side to side). In this
case, director Jon Long, a team of fearless cameramen and the folks at IMAX have come up with a lulu: the sheer terror of extreme sports. Whether surfing 40-foot swells, scaling frozen cascades of ice without a rope, or skiing down vertical slopes of virgin powder, this globetrotting documentary
about seemingly sane people who brave insane odds for fun will pretty much leave you breathless. First stop: Waimea ...