Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Action Movie For The Day - POINT BREAK (1991): 100% Pure Adrenaline!
A most excellent film. Keanu Reeves is perfect as an ex college football quarterback turned FBI agent on the trail of surfers who rob banks. I know that sounds wild but this movie rocks. As Agent Johnny Utah, Reeves has one of his best roles ever. And he's backed up solidly by veteran agent Angelo Pappas, played by Gary Busey. And Patrick Swayze is ok as Bodhi, the leader of the bank robbing outfit who call themselves The Ex- Presidents. Directed with style by Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), Point Break is one cool action film. Some of the best scenes include an intense shoot-out at a house of suspected bad guys; a thrilling car chase which leads to an exciting foot chase by Reeves after Swayze; and a very cool skydiving scene. Lori Petty is on hand as the girl who Utah falls for. Plenty of eye candy with sexy women, breath-taking waves and some great surfing scenes. And a rocking music score.
Johnny Utah: " I caught my first tube today...sir."