Movie Review: Point Break

The original “Point Break” came out in 1991 and starred the late Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves . At the time this movie was considered to be about average, almost forgettable and definitely not a movie that anyone would consider remaking some 24 years later. This new version of Point Break is not exactly the same and has less of a story or any kind of a plot than the original but significantly more daring action scenes than the original.

The entire purpose of these two hours was to have some scenes of extreme daredevils risking their lives by surfing huge waves,  jumping off cliffs with wing suits, snowboarding off of mountains and climbing up the face of mountains. Underlying this part of the story is this same group of daredevils trying to accomplish this 8 step challenge proposed by a deceased daredevil who died in his attempt to accomplish the 3rd challenge. Why a group of men would even attempt all 8 of these challenges or combine these daredevil stunts with crimes which were mostly ridiculous was never fully explained or made any sense, but because this movie is all about a few action scenes, as a viewer you might be able  to let this go if the action were worth the mindless and ridiculous story. The question is, were the action scenes good enough to forego any story or plot? In my opinion the actions scenes were very good in this movie and you have to admire the stunt men and the risk that was taken to shoot some of these scenes, but the story and the logic behind what was going on were too ridiculous to recommend this movie.  Somewhere along the line there just has to be some sort of a story somewhere, and a story that is believable and makes sense, and this movie misses the target in a big way for just about the entire two hours.

The main character is once again an FBI agent who is hired to infiltrate a gang of daredevils and he is played by a newcomer Luke Bracey .  The fact that his character is able to become so close to this gang of criminals so easily is another ridiculous plot point in this movie as is the whole concept of combining unrelated crimes with this 8 step daredevil quest.

If you are a big fan of daredevil action  you might want to see Point Break, otherwise avoid it.



Point Break IMDB

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