Point Break Blu-Ray Review

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The Movie: 3/10
It has taken me more than a week to write this review. I have no excuses. I have no sob story. I just really really really don’t like this movie. It has its moments of amazing stunts and some beautiful scenery to look at, but other than that it’s one of my least favorite movies of all time. That is quite the statement, I know. The thing is, I have mulled it over and over and over and realized the more I think about it the less I like it. Sometimes the opposite happens. I dislike a movie and think about it, examine it more in my head, watch it again, and end up liking it more and more as time go by. This is not that.

The story is boring and makes no sense a lot of the time. A group of extreme sports enthusiasts who are also hippie dippie planet saving criminals who have access to unlimited money and such varied skills you might start to think this is a superhero movie…it’s not.

There is nothing super about this flick, well maybe one thing, its super annoying. The leading young lady is so annoying with her floaty groove that makes me want to inject her with some caffeine or meth, anything to get her off that “hey man all is right in the world” bullshit.

I just took a break from writing this for a little while and came back with an “UGH I still need to finish this?” and so it goes. It really bugs me when I don’t like a movie. I have always tried to find something good, something satisfying about every movie or TV show that I spend hours of my life with….but rarely it just doesn’t happen. LIke I said, I did like some of the stunts, but they are not that impressive that it balances out the horrible dialogue, boring performances, idiot story line, and self-indulgent extreme sporting poo.

What else can I say? Nothing. Done. Oh go see the original movie it’s MUCH better.

Features: 3/10

  • Behind The Scenes – These four featurettes are pretty much trailers for the movie with a tiny making of that lasts for less than 30 seconds thrown in at the end.
  • Deleted Scenes – A bunch of deleted scenes that are actually worse than the movie if you can believe that.
  • UV Digital Copy

Cover Art and Menus: /10
Here’s the deal. I don’t care about this movie. I didn’t like it, don’t have fond memories of it as a movie watching experience, and therefore the cover does nothing to enhance that, at all. Boring cover, low quality flick. I would not have this as a poster.

Audio & Video: 7/10
Point Break comes on a BD-50 disc and uses the AVC codec with a high bit rate of 28mbps. This is good for an action movie such as this as the fast-moving nature of the images break up with a lesser transfer. Point break does look good on Blu-ray almost too good sometimes with green screen moments sticking out like a sore thumb. I saw no instances of ringing or banding but there is some low-level digital noise in some of the darker scenes.

Warner mentions the Dolby Atmos format on the press release for the film, but here on the disc it is nowhere to be found. Instead a DTS-HD MA 7.1 track is used which isn’t a bad thing as it sounds very good. Special note should be made to Junkie XL’s soundtrack which makes the action scenes a lot better than they actually are. It’s obvious I didn’t like Point Break, but technically the presentation here is very good.

Overall Score 3/10