Everybody’s gone surfin’

Been slacking a bit with these updates lately. I knew I would. Anyways, back to the films. Next up was Point Break. I only watched this film for the first time last year when BBC One shown it. It was on the BBC again and I couldn’t resist another viewing of it.

The film is a 1990s action film starring Keanu Reeves and the late Patrick Swayze. The story revolves around Keanu’s FBA Agent character, Johnny Utah, going undercover to infiltrate a group of surfing bank-robbers. Yes.

Right, so the story isn’t exactly award-winning stuff but it allows for some brilliant action scenes. The film is constantly flip-flopping from amazing to awful and back again. The script and plot are stupid and the dialogue can be very cringeworthy. But at the same time it’s all very cool and exciting. Some of the stunts and action scenes are amazing – the chase scene in particular. Patrick Swayze is just a complete dude as bank-robbing surfer God Bodhi.

Point Break is a dumb brainless action film. But it has coolness and enough high-octane action to elevate it above the average action flick. It really does deserve the cult-status it has garnered.

7.5/10


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