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Point Break
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04.12.2016 By: Sean Wist
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Director:
Ericson Core

Actors:
Edgar Ramirez
Luke Bracey
Ray Winstone

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
A remake of the 1991 film of the same name, Point Break follows an FBI agent who infiltrates a team of extreme sport enthusiasts who he suspects is masterminding a string of heists.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
Point Break is widely-regarded as one of the greatest action films of the 90s. While I wouldn't go that far, the Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze vehicle has a lot of personality and still serves up some fine popcorn entertainment. Enter the Hollywood remake machine and DP Ericson Core in his second feature film, and you pretty much know what to expect.

The plot widens the danger of the original from surfing to pretty much every extreme sport imaginable. After a laughable opening featuring our hero Utah, losing his friend in some dangerous motocross stunting, he decides to scale his life back a bit and join . . . the FBI? From there he stumbles upon a plot concocted by eco-terrorists who steal from the rich, give to the poor and seek out enlightenment through extreme sports. Yeah, it's about as engaging as it sounds.

The characters are paper thin and their motivations unbelievable. The one saving grace of this film are the (mostly) real stunts performed in gorgeous locales. From surfing to wingsuit flying to snowboarding, there are some real athletes that put in the time to make sure the stunts looked great. Unfortunately, the best stunts in the world don't mean anything without a story that's just as compelling. That reduces this movie to a 90-minute commercial. It's not even bad enough to warrant enjoyment. This Point Break is a lifeless and dull exercise featuring Hollywood at its laziest.
THE EXTRAS
Point Break: Stunts (8:01): These 4 tiny featurettes make up the supplementary stunt material, focusing on the Rock Climbing, Wingsuit Flying, Snowboarding and Motocross scenes of the film. Given that these were the only interesting aspects of the movie, it's a shame to see such EPK fluff material here to represent them. Also, each chapter opens with the same 30-second intro promoting the film, which is both pointless and a pain to get through. Clearly there was no real budget for the supplementary material.

Deleted Scenes (8:17): Most of these help to flesh out Ray Winstone's character, although the filmmakers were right in cutting them to try and make their movie as short as humanly possible.

The disc also includes two trailers for the film, as well as a trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
There is no reason for anyone to sit down and subject themselves to this film. Even for extreme sports junkies, you're better off hitting up YouTube where athletes pulling off sweet stunts is just moments away. Point Break is one of the worst kinds of bad movies, where it's not even so bad to be enjoyable as a guilty pleasure. I feel sorry for the people who actually took part in this film, and I think we should all respect them by NOT watching this garbage.
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