An FBI agent investigating about the motive of some criminals who improvises really crazy for their mysterious mission and the officer finally becoming a part of it looks absolutely cool as a one liner and I firmly believe that it was what made the 1991 version of Point Break a likeable entertainer. When it happens in 2015, the visual impact has definitely got boosted, but the dullness in content was too much that it won’t have that spiritual influence by the end of it.
It is a story about a poly athlete Johnny Utah who is currently an FBI recruit. To get in to the force he impresses his senior officer by finding out the reason behind an unidentified group of people attempting various crimes in the craziest way. The film is basically about his undercover operation to bring them down. How it influences him on the emotional level is what Point Break talking about.
As I said, it is the dullness that is causing a main issue with the treatment. The movie develops in the most clichéd pattern with predictable way of storytelling with really low tempo. That decelerates the film and takes away the energy from the narration. The sort of pumped up feel the trailer created was never really there in the movie and by the time it started to create that intrigue mixed with philosophy, things became easy to predict and the movie got over.
Cinematographer turned director Ericson Core focuses mainly on his safe zone; cinematography. The movie has some really awesome scenes of landscapes and breathtaking visuals of stunts to its credit. Most probably you will be able to see some of it getting copied in Indian movies pretty soon. But except for that, there isn’t an enthrall in the narration. A pacy and atypical narrative would have made an impact, but because of the cold nature, the sort of inspiring feel one should have felt in those nature loving intellectual conversations went missing. Edits were good and the visual effects were also nice.
Edgar Ramirez has that grace to be Bodhi. Luke Bracey as Johnny Utah wasn’t that great. Brief roles for Ray Winstone and Teresa Palmer.
On the whole Point Break is a dull recreation of the 1991 thriller. Except for some spectacularly visualized adventure sequences for depicting the Osaki 8, there isn’t anything in this movie to captivate you.
Point Break is a dull recreation of the 1991 thriller. Except for some spectacularly visualized adventure sequences for depicting the Osaki 8, there isn’t anything in this movie to captivate you.
Green: Recommended Film
Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films
Red: Not Recommended