The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is the greatest motorcycle road race in the world, the ultimate challenge for rider and machine. It has always called for a commitment far beyond any other racing event, and many have made the ultimate sacrifice in their quest for victory.
I’m the first to admit I’m not a huge fan of motorsport and especially motorbikes but just the trailer to this documentary just made me want to see it, people say its “One of the most dangerous roadbike races in the world” and after watching TT3D I tend to agree, funnily enough after watching it I want to go over and experience it.
The film itself isn’t just the race it also follows Martin a few weeks prior to the TT in preparation and testing of the bikes, the race itself and unfortunately a couple of tragic events that occured at the 2010 TT which was all captured on video. The thing about the TT is the danger involved and to be quite honest with you I’m suprised this race is still allowed to exist, over 200 people have died over the century the race has been run and by watching the documentry thats why people race it, the appeal is to ‘survive the TT’.
The film follows a few of the riders throughout but mainly Guy Martin, the “People’s Champion” who is just really one of the ‘lads’ he works a day job as a truck mechanic but riding is in his blood as his dad used to race the TT aswell. The thing about Martin though is hes a bit of a ‘space cadet’ I don’t know if thats the correct term to use but his off-road antics cause him alot of drama’s and not just from his sponsors but mechanic’s and race official’s but I felt like hes the kind of guy you could easily be mates with.
I found the documentry a great watch and I was just sucked in by the charsima and well the general and random comments that comes out of Martin’s mouth but the film also highlighted other riders and I feel if they just focused just on Guy Martin it would have made for a better documentary. TT3D is filmed in well the name says it all 3D and they do an amazing job of it, some of the footage is pretty damn scary where they have strapped cameras to bikes and seeing some shots broken down into slow motion aswell.. impressive.
TT3D hits Cinemas on the 20th of October, I give this film 3.5/5