Friday, December 25, 2015
The visually appealing but illogical Point Break also lacks an emotional core.
Review by Matt CummingsAs a moviegoer, you probably have a unique relationship with 1991's Point Break. You either love it for the over-top-action by Director Kathryn Bigelow or your hate it for Actor Keanu Reeve's now famous 'brah' shtick. Regardless of what side of the fence you ride, it's clear that a remake probably wasn't at the top of anyone's Most Anticipated List. And while sports some of the best real-life action of the year, it fails miserably to set up a believable tale of extreme crime and our growing environmental crisis. Extreme sports dude Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey) quits the game for the FBI after his partner dies. Filled with guilt over the matter, he soon becomes entrenched in a series of extreme sports crimes, one that costs the United States millions of dollars when a money shipment over Mexico is compromised. But the team, headed by the idealistic Brohdi (Edgar Ramirez), aren't committing these crimes to steal: their Robin Hood sensibilities are well-funded and off the books, leading Utah to wonder about their ultimate goal as he infiltrates their gang. As his relationship deepens with fellow athlete Samsara (Teresa Palmer), Utah must separate his loyalties to the mission and from the gang's unique bond before the FBI takes them all down. Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @SandwichJohnFilms, and follow author Matt Cummings at @mfc90125.