Sunday, December 6, 2015

Reel Review: Point Break!

12.06.2015 – Point Break is a remake of the classic 1991 film that expands its element of surfing to extreme sports. The original was more of the story that happened in the surfing community unlike this new film that’s straight extreme sports.

What’s new incorporated to the film is the extreme sports itself that shows how the characters defy the human condition. It is what the film is all about and maybe more that’s certainly visual spectacle for those into action films out there.

Seeing it with fresh eyes Point Break is well-polished like its original, but this time the film goes extreme sports from surfing to skiing dangerous hills, sky diving and mountain climbing it is a visual dazzler for those looking for action. But what makes it difficult to appreciate regarding this film is the narrative.

You’ve got the visuals down to pat with all the bells and whistles that you find salivating in the teasers and trailers. But what makes it fall flat in the face is the entirety of the story that seemed to be missing that ingredient, which make the original classic unforgettable. The concept of why a group of extreme sports athletes are doing these complicated stunts to those who are actually looking for a good story in balancing the action sequence, and that is what makes this film fall flat in the face.

So you have to accomplish doing ‘Ozaki 8’ as Luc Bracy’s Johnny Utah explains a ‘fictional path to enlightenment and basically that’s it. This why they have to steal something and give it to the poor or blow up money in the sky seemed to be less of reason than more of a bravado to accomplish that philosophy and couldn’t get around the story what made the classic a successful film.

Overall it had everything you want to see in a film, but it got too complicated towards the meat of it that looks more of just a visual appetiser that needs more about the story in itself that could have been less philosophical to make viewers wanting for more.

Point Break” is NOW SHOWING beginning December 3, 2015 from Pioneer Films exclusively shown in SM cienmas in the Philippines.

RATED: 2 out of 5 Stars

NOTE: This review is not sponsored nor endorsed by Pioneer Films. This film is reviewed, rated personally and not to promote in selling the film.

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