This is a much underrated blast from the past, that has stood the test of time, and is still as fresh and exciting now as it was way back in the winter of 1991 when it was released in the cinema. and looks better than ever before on Blu Ray.This is still Keanu Reeves best film, as it blasts the over-rated Matrix Trilogy and the overrated Speed out of the water and is up there with Road House and chick fick Dirty Dancing as Patrick Swayze coolest role.
The plot is simple enough as a gang of surfers/ adrenaline junkies lead by Swayze,rob banks dressed as the ex-presidents to get cash to follow the summer and surf around the Globe. Reeves a rookie FBI agent who is "young dumb and full of cum" is assigned to infiltrate the gang and bring them to justice.
But wait a minute, have I seen this film before? The answer is yes! This film was copied almost scene for scene by Fast and the Furiouse. But Point Break being ten years older than Fast and the furiouse is still far better. It may have a script that only has one toe dipped in reality, but the action is breath taking and the film is shot with jaw dropping style, Just watch for the house to house chase on foot, or the brilliant breath taking sky diving sequences.
So if you want to experience one of the great guilty pleasures, and one of the ultimate adrenaline rush's in the cinema for the past twenty years, buy this movie now. Even my fourteen year old daughter that it excellent (probably due to the six packs on show)The Blu Ray may have limited extra features but what little there is is good and it's worth also noteing that director Kathryn Bigelow wnet on to oscar glory as the first woman to win best director.
"SURF'S UP DUDE!"
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Riding with Giants.
The Fast and the Furiouse series.