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Point Break 2015

This 2015 film isn’t just a terrible action movie, but it’s also a totally unnecessary remake of the 1991 cult classic starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. Both films follow undercover cop Johnny Utah, who infiltrates a group of adrenaline junkies

after Utah suspects them of carrying out a string of robberies.

With a much bigger budget, Point Break features its fair share of extreme stunts and impressive action sequences. But all the spectacle doesn’t distract from the fact that the film sucks all the fun and character development out of the original story. While Kathryn Bigelow's film from the '90s is an exploration of masculinity which allows the viewer to get into the heads of both Swayze’s and Reeves’s characters, the two leads in the updated version are exceedingly flat and humorless.

Watching these two films back-to-back truly proves that the premise of an action movie can indeed be ridiculous, so long as the characters feel grounded in reality and they aren’t just there to serve as pawns in an intense action sequence.

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