When Tony Hawk speaks, you listen. Especially when it’s about skateboarding.
Got half an hour spare? No? Well, you do now.
Tony Hawk sat down with GQ to talk about movies featuring skateboarding. Unless you’re into it, you probably can’t think of many off the top of your head. But the kickflip legend runs his way through some great films including The Amazing Spider-Man, Back to the Future, and Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.
The video comes as part of GQ’s The Breakdown series where athletes “break down” their respective sports in movies. The series has featured the likes of Brian Ortega, F1’s Daniel Ricciardo, wrestler CM Punk, and the LA Dodgers in its first season.
Back to the Future
Gleaming the Cube
The Amazing Spider-Man
Police Academy 4
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
Rather than say stuff was good or bad, Tony dissects scenes and gives a flavour of the eras they were trying to depict. He also gives his opinion on the “realness” of the tricks performed. And he gets technical (because it’s friggin’ Tony Hawk). Imagine if Tony Hawk was the director for some of these scenes and you were an actual skateboarder!
Of course, Tony was asked what he thought was the best skate movie he’d ever seen. You can watch the video to find out what his answer was.