Star Cast: Edgar Ramirez, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Ray Winstone, Nicolai Kinski and Delroy Lindo
Director: Ericson Core
Producer: John Baldecchi, Broderick Johnson, Andrew A. Kosove, Christopher Taylor, David Valdes and Kurt Wimmer
Claps For: Cinematography, Action stunts, and VFX
Slaps For: Lacking soul, and Poor performances
What’s New: Remake with a different purpose behind heists
Popcorn Refill: Interval
Story: Once-upon-a-time adventure-junkie and FBI recruit Johnny Utah gets onto a case that asks him to leave aside his past in order to solve a unique heist case. Soon, he realizes that the culprits are a bunch of adventure-junkies who are on the path to attempt and complete Ozaki 8- a teaching of doing eight extreme ordeals to honour the force of nature. What follows next is how he gets into the group and puts a stop to their fantasy-outings.
What made the audience fall for Patrick Swazye was the passion is his eyes for surfing, the camaraderie he developed with all his gang members and his ability to make us empathise with his character no matter how good or bad it turns throughout the movie. But watching Edgar Ramirez play Bodhi on screen is completely ridiculous and takes away the entire fun. He fails to deliver a convincing performance even if the comparisons are kept aside.
Same goes for Luke Bracey who tries hard to replace Keanu Reaves but fails to give even a single moment where we wouldn’t miss Reaves’ presence! His act gets constantly torn between being the FBI Agent and the adventure lover. The two never mix up and become a single character- Johnny Uthah.
Also, the sizzling chemistry between Bodhi and Johnny Utah, which made the 1991 even more special, goes completely missing in this flick.
Teresa Palmer, Ray Winstone and Delroy Lindo have done a decent job.
The film lacks soul. It lacks what it takes to make the audience believe in the movie, no matter what the story is. A good director can even make a superhero movie look convincing but this movie comes across as a remake just made for the heck of making it!
The movie highly depends on the VFX and Action stunts to give the viewers an adrenaline rush. But a new stunt in every second scene starts taking away the fun.
The 1991 Point Break wasn’t great but it had its own charm, and that is the reason it is considered as a cult. But in the case of Ericson Core’s Point Break, neither is there any kind of charm nor do we get to see passion for any particular adventure sport the way the 1991 flick had for surfing.
Combo-On-Offer: Action + Drama
Verdict: We give the movie SLAPS for not being even little like the 1991 ‘Point Break’.