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Skateboarding DVD Video Review:Avril Lavigne: My World

Avril Lavigne: My World Skateboarding Snowboarding skateboard snowboard DVD Video Review Two Star skateboard DVD review rating

Studio: 20th Century Fox
Released: November 4, 2003
Rating: 2 Stars

Avril Lavigne.

Avril Lavigne

You may be asking, "What's the point?"
Good question, but the question that seems to frequently come up is, "Does she really skate?"

The answer is, Yes. In the out-takes of My World we actually see her on a skateboard. Can she rip Christ-airs like Hosoi? Does she have the flair of Natas? Could she pull Burnquist's loop?

No, but she does skate in this video. And isn't that really the question we've wanted an answer to?

During this 68-minute concert of her "Try to Shut Me Up Tour" - recorded in May 2003 in Buffalo, New York - we see the new Mrs. Whibley (she's Derek of Sum 41's cute little punk-rock wife) perform some of her hits and covers much better music written by others. Actually, if the truth be told, I do like her music and generally like her attitude. The drawback to this DVD concert is that it was her first main tour. She seemed to waiver between stagnant and predictably hyper on stage. She's a good musician / songwriter, but not quite as good an entertainer.

She played Basketcase by Green Day, Fuel by Metallica, and Knockin' on Heaven's Door by Bob Dylan. After such notables, do we need to hear SK8er Boi again. And why the Hell is ‘Boy' spelled wrong?

On the DVD you'll find:

  • Try to Shut Me Up Tour, Buffalo NY concert
  • "Avril's Cut" behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Outtakes
  • Photos
  • Music videos: I'm with You, SK8er Boi, Complicated, Losing Grip, Knocking on Heaven's Door

There is also a bonus CD containing: Six-song bonus CD including four never-before-released tracks: Fuel (audio master from MTV Icon performance), Basket Case (recorded live from Dublin), Unwanted (recorded live from Dublin), SK8er Boi (recorded live from Dublin), Knockin' on Heaven's Door (recorded live from Buffalo) and Why (B-side track that appears on the UK commercial single for Complicated).

I think she has the ability to be a much better performer. Perhaps her husband can inject some of his antics into her repertoire. Time will tell.

The Bottom Line

If you're a big fan, check out this DVD. Otherwise you can buy her CD and get a sense of what she does best.

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