The film is replete with the most daring athleticism ever seen in a motion picture. These action adventure feats are performed by elite athletes representing the world’s best in class in big-wave surfing, wingsuit flying, sheer-face snowboarding, free rock climbing, and high-speed motorcycling.
The film is replete with the most daring athleticism ever seen in a motion picture. These action adventure feats are performed by elite athletes representing the world’s best in class in big-wave surfing, wingsuit flying, sheer-face snowboarding, free rock climbing, and high-speed motorcycling. less
“While stunts are its high point, the incoherent plot breaks the point for Point Break.”
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Ericson Core's Invincible starring Mark Wahlberg was a good movie and expectations were high from the cinematographer turned director. He gives us Point Break, which starts out stunnings, with two adrenaline junkies dirt biking over some unbelievable slopes. Utah watches his friend die though right in front of his eyes and gives up the high flying life to reach the FBI Academy. However, he is dragged back into the world as Bohdi and his group of friends attempt what is known as Ozaki 8 - 8 extraordinary ordeals around the world to unite oneself with nature. Amidst that, Bohdi and his friends also perform some stunning heists only to selflessly give away all that they have robbed. This appeals to Utah as he chases the group, finds them, gets inducted in the group and then finds himself at crossroads.
Point Break captures some daring sequences involving shots of the Angel Falls, Himalayas and some other stunning geographical locations around the world. There is high wave surfing, skiing across dangerous cliffs and edge of the seat rock climbing. However, the story itself never takes off. It is as if the maker is confused and overwhelmed by nature and the cinematographer in him calls all the shots. A better director would have ensured that the conflict of the protagonist Utah (Luka Bracey), his anti-thesis Bohdi (Edgar Ramirez) and his love story are all well drawn out and captured. Instead, he swings between a preachy tale and an over-indulgent adrenaline ride, confused in itself as to what it wants to be. The movie is not boring and the 3D makes it extremely watchable. But the movie lacks a soul which is a pity considering the budget that went into making it. Base jumping, gliding, cruise parties, deep sea diving, cave jumping - the movie covers a lot of adrenaline kicking stunts performed by extreme athletes. It never takes off storywise and doesn't do justice to the well-laid out Ozaka 8 ordeals. Would have been something if someone had focussed on those ordeals and the characters better!