Point Break (2015)
There is nothing good or compelling about this remake to a movie that hasn't aged that well either. However, the original is far more entertaining compare to this lame mess. Even with the new Ghostbusters, this is probably the most boring remake I've seen in a while. (Yes, that includes the new Robocop.) This remake makes the original movie way better.
This movie is both boring and stupid. It has the same plot beats from the original, but there is nothing to grab a hold to. In the original we got these wacky surfer dudes that robbed banks. They were bad guys that were just in it for the money in the end. Here, these bank robbers are more hipster Occupy Wall Street types that give away the money. We get scene upon scene of extreme sports moments that make you forget about the overall plot.
What about the actor Luke Bracey? He plays this version's Johnny Utah. He has a more in common with a piece cardboard than a human being. Yes, Keanu Reeves is better actor than this collection of inert "bag of mostly water". I guess he was only cast for his looks and nothing else. It is bad when Keanu is a better actor than this guy.
Then there is love interest. She is NO Lori Petty. Sorry, this movie can't even get an interesting woman to play the love interest. Again, a bland character with little to no impact on us.
Ray Winstone and Delroy Lindo look like they don't want to be in the movie. Winstone is playing Gary Busey's character but not even as manic, which made the original stand out.
The original movie was interested in the heist portions as much as the extreme beliefs of the robbers. This movie spends more time showing us "exciting" extreme sports scenes as the heist stuff is put on the back-burner. The movie spends too much time worrying up showing us "cool extreme" sports scenes than even telling a cool bank heist movie. I find that funny because even the first Fast and Furious movie was about to balance that out, while making the character at least interesting.
All the characters in this movie are bland and complete cardboard cutouts. I couldn't tell one from the other, yet the movie wants me to feel for everyone character that dies in the movie. They're all bland. They have no edge or crazy side to them other than doing extreme sports. These characters should only be extras in Mountain Dew commercials instead of being main characters in a freaking Point Break movie.
This is not a Point Break movie.
What is the point of the movie? It is one of the lamest movies I've ever seen.
The Fast and Furious is a better remake than this bland toast of a movie. If you're going to make it more about the extreme nature of these guys, then don't use the IP of Point Break in your otherwise sports movie. I can't see how the studio thought this could have been anything but a piece of shit. Unlike the original bad guys, it has no bite or crazy hippie stuff. The movie has a hard time trying to portray its villains as actually villain and just wants to be an extreme sports movie.
F' this movie.