#watched: Point Break (2015)

You had to jinx it, didn't you Utah? #watching #PointBreak #popcornX

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"Sexy Beast" rears his head again! Loving this guy! #watching #PointBreak #popcornX #raywinston

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Looking like a really long TVC for some isotonic beverage or extreme sport related product, I would not argue with you if you insist, but it sure looks hella gorgeous and not necessarily something we see a lot of in recent movies featuring the great outdoors, IMHO (LOTR and it's ilk not withstanding, of coz).

#PointBreak was good fun and a visual splendor, especially with shots that make you go "how the frak did they shoot that??!" (Also this film can pass off as a ad for technical filming equipment, at know? :p) - I can only imagine the exhilaration of seeing it on a big screen in a darkened cinema tho...

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And while I have watched the 1991 version (directed by Kathryn Bigelow), I do not necessarily revere it ... And while there are obvious similarities in story and scenes, I do appreciate the subtle changes and evolution of what makes this generation "tick"...

"World-loving"-cheese with charm, high octane action at the edge of your cinema seats, likeable but ultimately forgettable actors, #PointBreak was still a decent watch to be had, and I am glad I had the opportunity to ... But rest assured, you can generally go thru life without seeing this. And you'll be fine, no worries, brother :)

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As with "remakes" folks will oft expect a comparison - "which was better?", and frankly I am hard pressed to choose, as both were made to suit their times, and having over 2 decades between each is a good divide! Visually, the 2015 by far outweighs the 1991 version, unfairly so...

But for sheer "characters", the 1991 version with Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze somehow had more "heart", with a commitment to their characters more poignant, then the current one where their efforts were ironically drowned out by the visual spectacle, IMHO.

But tis ok if you've not caught the 1991 version, as it is no doubt dated by now compared to this presentation we have since seen plenty of examples of in other films since ...

And while I hardly partake in extreme sports (I don't even ride a deck lol), I am curious how folks who DO engage in such sport(s) see this film?

STORYLINE: "A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists. Deep undercover, and with his life in danger, he strives to prove these athletes are the architects of the mind-boggling crimes that are devastating the world's financial markets." (IMDb)