first there was american graffiti, then there was dazed and confused. i always wondered "why not the 80s, i mean i grew up in the 80s and it was great, they should recreate it <and not in a slapstick comedy but a way that is real>, then i was standing at the redbox and there it was Skateland.
the only thing that didnt make much sense to me is a couple of time line things. this apears to be set in the 80s and its set around the death of the roller rink (which i remember happening for the most part <for the most part because my city still has them but they got run down and most of them shut down) in about 92 but they were really booming in the mid eighties, and in Skateland people are leaving the rinks and going to the discos. discos were big in the 70s. so skateland seems to have its timeline quite a bit screwed up.
i loved the "sonic" reference because so often they use mom and pop burger drive ins like how dazed and confused had top knotch. where not everyone relates to texas drive ins, i know around here we had sonic and bumpers (still do).
skateland was like opeing a time capsule. sure they had better haircuts though they did sport those god aweful mustaches.
all in all this is a movie i will definatly wear out in my dvd player.