Point Break

Rated 1.0

An FBI trainee (Luke Bracey) calls upon his past as an extreme-sports athlete to infiltrate a gang of thieves executing a series of ultra-daredevil robberies. Yet another remake that nobody needed, this one rehashes the 1991 movie that starred Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. Like its predecessor, it’s just as awful as it sounds. Back in ’91 director Kathryn Bigelow made the best of a bad situation (i.e., a birdbrained script); this time, Kurt Wimmer’s script is even worse, and as for director Ericson Core—well, he’s no Kathryn Bigelow. There are more and bigger action scenes than before, but they’re not better. The surfing and skydiving the first time around may look tame in 2015, but in 1991 at least we knew somebody actually did it. Nowadays, CGI has made us all jaded, and we can’t be so sure. J.L.