To be fair, the flick does have its fair share of set-pieces. There's a foot-chase that's particularly exciting, a handful of cool shootouts, and a skydiving sequence that's really nifty to look at -- even if it has nothing to do with the plot. Waaaay too much time is given to a clumsy little romance subplot.
But there's just enough action to keep POINT BREAK afloat. Keanu Reeves is at his most heroically wooden, Patrick Swayze is all deep gazes and hippie jargon, and the background is populated by a bunch of always-colorful actors: Gary Busey, John C. McGinley, James LeGros, etc.
I'm all for fun mindless mayhem, but POINT BREAK simply has too much flab on its bones. There's fun to be had, but there's also a few chapters worth skipping through.
It's Make or Break (23:02) is a rather entertaining retrospective piece that covers all of POINT BREAK, from inception to release. Among the interviewed are screenwriters Rick King & W. Peter Iliff, director Kathryn Bigelow, producers Robert Levy & Peter Abrams, and actors John C. McGinley, Patrick Swayze, Gary Busey, John Philbin, BoJesse Christopher and Lori Petty. (Keanu Reeves appears only via archival interview clips.)
Ride the Wave (6:07) has some of the aforementioned people discussing the beauty of surfing.
Adrenaline Junkies (6:01) focuses on the numerous, majestic, and insane stunts of POINT BREAK. Mostly the skydiving.
On Location: Malibu (8:31) is Philbin and BoJesse giving us a brief-yet-amusing tour of some POINT BREAK locations.
Rounding out the platter are three PB theatrical trailers and a photo gallery.
Plus Gary Busey is freakin' hilarious in this movie.