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baronn

Some really amazing footage of the wingsuit scene but, the rest of the movie and the story line could have sure used some improvement. Doubtful this will be as much of an asset to the skydive community as the original did.




Meh... I found the BASE/skydivingscens the least impressive.

What was it 3 minutes of video to fly through the crack?

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baronn

Some really amazing footage of the wingsuit scene but, the rest of the movie and the story line could have sure used some improvement. Doubtful this will be as much of an asset to the skydive community as the original did.

Yeah, Vskydiver and I were a little disappointed with this one too. I don't think we'll see the big rush to the DZ. Better wingsuiting videos all over YouTube.

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went and saw it with the wife yesterday and we were sadly dissapointed... basic action movie with as many extreme sports packed in as possible... youd think they could have had some better angles on the wingsuiting... if i didnt know any better id just write it off to cg... i dont know what i was expecting, but yeah.... meh...
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I saw Point Break 2 on Boxing Day and enjoyed it more than the first version. Point Break 1 is one of my all-time favourite movies.
PB2 adds motivation and philosophy that was weak in the first version. Glad to hear that modern extreme athletes are trying to achieve more than just an adrenaline rush.
Yes, it looked like there was a bit of CGI in some of the wing suiting, but it was good see so many familiar names in the credits: Margaret V. took over my old job at R.I. .... just talked with Todd Shoebotham about re-lining a BASE canopy .... Glad to hear that Jeb Corliss is still alive.

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there's a lot of people moaning about "WEAK PLOT"

It's POINT BREAK FFS, not Shakespere.:S:S:S

The original plot was rubbish.
It's an action movie. Stalones plots suck, Arnies plots suck, Stathams plots suck. die hard plots suck.

They're not plot or character driven movies, they're ACTION FLICKS.



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I saw it yesterday...and got shushed for discussing the wingsuit shots with my girlfriend...guess the dialog was hard to hear...ha ha...

yeah, action flick...also funny seeing Jeb Corliss in the party scene...

Great scenery from around the world and... glad to see my old friends from the Eloy days are getting work...

hangdiver

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Looks like us guys in the UK are going to have to wait intill Feb 16 to see it on the big screen :(



Yeah, bit gutted as was planning on seeing it while I was off for Christmas. Lot's of kick ass action scenes with some kind of weak plot to string it together - sounds right up my street.
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The original plot was rubbish.
It's an action movie. Stalones plots suck, Arnies plots suck, Stathams plots suck. die hard plots suck.



What a cop out. There's no reason an action movie can't be a good movie. Die Hard had a tight plot, strong characters and great dialogue. Terminator 2 is a perfectly paced chase movie and probably the most coherent plot of any movie that involves time travel. That's what makes them good films that are still watched today.

There's something called suspension of disbelief. When you're watching a film you can accept a physics defying car chase, a 5 minute freefall, a pistol that fires 30 shots without being reloaded etc. etc. You can't accept a weak character with inconsistent motives who doesn't have a good reason for doing the things that drive the plot forwards.

(BTW, I don't know if you've been here before but this is the internet - stop whinging about people expressing an opinion ya bloody loony:D)
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Agreed and this Point Break was just not that good. I think it lacked the characters. I liked this Bodi character but PS was still a better Bode. The chick was a lot hotter in this one. B|

A cameos from Jeb and from Laird Hamilton were cool.

Overall... meh
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raftman

All these people crying about weak plots must not watch any porn either for the same reason!



Good porn goes straight to the action. Poor erotic movies have poor acting, poor plot and poor action.

As said earlier, you can find great wingsuit flying on youtube without the other crap.

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megamalfunction

The original Point Break was incredible because it was directed by Academy Award winning director Kathryn Bigelow. It was a work of art, unlike the garbage that's in theaters right now.



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Agreed!
But Hollywood is only into remakes these days so the "Star Wars"
series now gets directors like JJ Abrams instead of original geniuses like Lucas. Similarly Cubby Broccolli seems to have retired from directing "James Bond" films.

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Similarly Cubby Broccolli seems to have retired from directing "James Bond" films.



Cubby Broccoli was never a director, he was the producer. That said I'm pretty sure you know why he isn't involved anymore!:P His daughter and stepson still run the show though.
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But Hollywood is only into remakes these days so the "Star Wars"
series now gets directors like JJ Abrams instead of original geniuses like Lucas. Similarly Cubby Broccolli seems to have retired from directing "James Bond" films.



Ummm, Lucas had great ideas, but was awful at putting them down on screen. He wasn't good at writing a script, he wasn't good at directing - look at all the prequels. TESB, which is considered the best of the SW films, was not directed or produced by Lucas, and the screenplay was not written by him either. I personally don't think that was a coincidence!!

All the prequels were written and directed by him, and they aren't exactly great.

I'd take a new SW film without Lucas and with Abrams every time. I would, however, like Lucas to give the general story, but then for others to have control over all of it.

Anyway, Point Break...
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degeneration

I'd take a new SW film without Lucas and with Abrams every time....



You don't like Lucas? What, you got a problem with fluffy Muppets and lousy video composition and gimmicks, whiney lead characters, and low level over-acting?

Agree - Lucas can write a story any time he likes and I'll support. But, PLEASE, for the love of all that is good and true, keep that guy away from a camera!

IV was good - but DESPITE Lucas, not because
V was the best one - no surprise

VI, I, II, III sucked donkey balls (2 for 6 is NOT a good track record) This time DESPITE what's a very good story line.

VII - very pleasantly surprised - pretty much any content that sucked in this one was items that appear to be pay homage to Lucas' directing (fortunately very little)

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Need to modify my favourite quote from the original...

I was packing parachutes ... "while you were still popping zits on your funny face and jacking off to the lingere section of the sears catalog..." Best line ever.

I saw the preview and figured I'd wait until it shows up on satellite before watching... I'm sure there will be many clients showing up the DZ wondering if they can try out a squirrel suit...

-Michael

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You don't like Lucas? What, you got a problem with fluffy Muppets and lousy video composition and gimmicks, whiney lead characters, and low level over-acting?



I think once you realise that George Lucas doesn't make films, he makes toy commercials then eveything else falls into place:P
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Finally watched it. I liked the original (it had Keanu Reeves looking hot -- how couldn't I?). This was OK; less story, more action (and to my unsophisticated eyes, the action looked good). There wasn't the embarrassing and completely unlikely kidnapping scene where he sells his soul, and Utah gets the girl. :)

Not a classic, but it was way better than Cutaway (which had a better audience response on RottenTomatoes).

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