Pretending I’m A Superman the story of the Tony Hawk Pro Skater games
If you’re a millennial, and probably an X’er, you probably remember holding X to ready your ollie, using Square to kick your board, O to grab, and triangle to grind. That’s thanks to Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. It’s hard to believe, that before that, there was no great skate game. Pretending I’m A Superman brings us the story of how the amazing skate game franchise came to life.
Wood Entertainment is proud to announce that highly anticipated documentary that tells the incredible story of one of the most influential games ever made, is releasing on digital/VOD August 18, just ahead of the reboot of Tony Hawk Pro Skater. Here are some quotes from Tony Hawk and the director of the film, Ludvig Gür.
“PRETENDING I’M A SUPERMAN is a robust, real-life story of our successful videogame series as told by those who created it, and many who were inspired by it” said multi-record-breaking skateboarder and documentary subject Tony Hawk.
“I’m really excited to partner with Wood Entertainment” said director Gür. “It’s been a long journey making the documentary and I’m stoked it will finally be released for skateboarding and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater fans worldwide. The art form and video game had an enormous impact on Generation Y / Z and the story behind it is even more fascinating.”
Tony Hawk Pro Skater will always have a special place in my heart. It got me to buy a skateboard, got me into punk music, and let me skateboard as Spider-Man. The logo brings back so many memories of seeing that CD case that housed the game, the title straight out of Goldfinger’s incredibly energy inducing song, it just captures a really great time and memory I’m sure millions of us have of the games. My only gripe, I don’t see Bob Burnquist in any of the credits.
The best way to describe Kevin Fenix is the kid you never tell what the buttons do in video games so you have a chance to win. Being 6’ 4” and Asian, he never really fit in, so he got comfortable standing out. Not only is it easy to find him in crowds, he dabbles in the culinary arts, does a little stand up and improv, and can honestly say Spider-Man is the Jesus-like influence of his life. Kevin Fenix loves dogs, movies, television, comics, comedy, and to shoot people… with video. Fenix will be shooting and making videos here at FanboyNation. Follow his twitter (@fenixdy) for 140 characters of attempted hilarity and Instagram (k.fenix).