I've heard people refer to Keanu Reeves' acting as bland, saying that he plays every character the same way in each of his films (can't that honestly be said of most action stars?) but I enjoy him and think he puts foot to ass rather nicely. He was still relatively green when it came to leading man material but I think he held up his end of things well. Gary Busy's wild character Pappas is a riot. Sure, some of his one liners are a little rough around the edges but his intense demeanour and spurts of yelling almost remind me of a white Samuel L. Jackson. The back robber plot has seen its share of exposure but making them surfers was certainly one for books! It worked marvellously and I loved every second of it.
The true glittering gem of this film is Bodhi, one of the greatest villains of all time as far as I'm concerned. Patrick Swayze (I sincerely hope you're drinking up there with the best of them and teaching people how to tear a man's throat out) gave an outstanding performance, his best in my opinion, as a guy you can't help but root for. Who the hell wouldn't want to be Bodhi's friend? You get to go to all the cool parties, you meet tons of women, you get to surf and skydive in your spare time, and sure, rob the occasional bank here and there to fund your adventures but hey, nobody's perfect. There's a brotherhood pact between Johnny and Bodhi that any guy would relish and the idea clearly still works on audiences too as THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS films are based upon the same principle.
POINT BREAK is one of those immortal films that remains unaffected by the passing of time, a film you never outgrow and never get tired of no matter how many times you've seen in on TV or watched it with your buddies. Add to that the fact that this film's final scene is one of the coolest and most powerful showdowns I've ever seen on film, a killer ending that still gives me goose bumps. Some people hear Patrick Swayze and think DIRTY DANCING, some think GHOST and others probably ROAD HOUSE (I love that one too) but for me, POINT BREAK is that one magical film that can do no wrong and wins every time no matter how you stack it. Every now and again we get a solid action flick but one thing I say often is that we don't get many like this one anymore. It's sad but true.
Deleted Scenes: There's nearly five minutes worth of short additions to existing scenes, though nothing truly epic or even interesting unfortunately.
Previews: There's two theatrical trailers and two TV spots for the feature film.