In some ways, Point Break is a guilty pleasure. But do keep in mind, like many drugs, repeated exposure may make you dumber.
Good review. this is one of my favourite all time films. But i don't think it is "dumb" at all. Keanu Reeves may "sound" dumb occasionally, and maybe one sky diving scene is improbable. But how impossible is everything else in the movie? How much real life insanity and silliness do we come across everyday in the news?..Then take the story of 4 bank robbers wearing ex president masks. no big deal with plausibility. And what about them being surfers? Is there some kind of robber curriculum that rules out surfer profiles? And whats impossible about an FBI agent going undercover as a surfer? It sounds funny, and the movie acknowledges it. And Bodhi's character is over the top. but i dont think his philosophies are "dumb". maybe different. after all hes a criminal, who bums and surfs so he is going to have an unusual philosophy on life. Bottom line, the movie is fictional but yet doesnt stretch the possibilites too far from reality. Anyway, youre probably thinking that i may have seen this film too many times. but thats because it does what its meant to do which is to entertain. and it believes in itself, regardless of how improbable the plot.And that doesnt mean it's silly or dumb.
Aug 7 - 02:20 AM
Seriously, you look like the bearded lady.
Sep 15 - 07:14 PM