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Film This Weekend: Point Break

Film This Weekend: Point Break

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    Feb 05, 2016   Author : admin


Gearing up for a thrill break at the theatres this weekend as Jack Black starrer horror comedy “Goosebumps” and the adrenaline loaded remake of the Keanu Reeves blockbuster “Point Break” are set to make a wide release. Does a Jack Black brings out his signature laughs with the former or Point Break trumps it as a 2016 version of a classic 90s film? 

Old things coming in new packages might not always be a great thing. And it seems like the latest remake of Point Break is considerable proof towards the fact. 

Director Eric Core takes up the task to re-do a familiar story from the Kathryn Bigelow action-adventure film in its 2016 avatar. So we have Luke Bracey (previously seen in Monte Carlo) starring as Johnny Utah, the extremely suave undercover cop so flawlessly played by Keanu Reeves, infiltrating his way into a gang of extreme sports athlete bank robbers. Needless to say, the film has its fair share of adrenaline rush and breathtaking action scenes. 

From surfing stunts to dirt bikes to mid air suspensions, but something about the movie still fails to impress. The lack of an emotional-connect together with poor performances by newbie actors spell disaster for the film. The cinematography tries hard but that’s just about it. 

When a cult action is remade, hopes are definitely high amongst loyal fans, but in this case we see that new isn’t always better. If you are still contemplating – we’d say skip the movie and watch the trailer instead! 

Image: | MYC Writer: Soma Dutta

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