Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Point Break (2015) - Review

By Carbon Green

Adrenalin rush, jaw dropping stunts that look pretty realistic, bunch of thieves who care for planet Earth, dazzling extreme sports on cruise control mode in full throttle. Add a touch of grand altruism. That, in a nutshell, is what Point Break is all about! The remake of 1991 movie of same title and almost the same plot keeps you glued to the screen most of the time. The 1991 avatar had the charmer Patrick Swayze & Keanu Reaves playing the Antagonist & Protagonist. This movie makes up with its slick editing and pumped up 3D action but lacks the previous versions sway in terms of Patrick and Keanus’ noticeable presence, who are replaced by methodical Edgar Ramirez & Luke Bracey.

The movie opens with a rough terrain mountain biking scene with a spectacular leap by Luke from the mountain’s end to another lone column peak’s edge. His friend Jeff follows suit but misjudges the peak's Rim circumference and his bike passes the brim off the edge leading to his demise when he slips and falls into the ravine below. After a few years, Luke enrolls to FBI and is at the cusp of earning his badge. But to earn it he has to prove himself first.

The movie then unfolds into an endless string of action sequences in sea, on ground, icy mountain slopes and few other inhospitable terrains where Luke embarks on chasing a gang of slick thieves with an intent to bust the gang. Watch out for jaw dropping stunts on mountain bikes, surfing on dangerous 100-meter high rogue waves, spectacular sky divings, stunts on sky scrapers. If action and adventure is your jam, Point Break is a paisa vasool film. I'll rate it 4 on 5 if you are an action thriller movie fan. It's worth a visit to the theatre. Watch it on 3D!

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