4-May-2016 (Wed) Wherein time is running out on Point Break Live.

This week is your second-to-last chance ever to see Point Break Live! They're calling it quits on the whole production, which is tragic. But the 50 Year Storm is coming, so they're all headed to Bells Beach. The early show is almost sold out, the late show is going fast, and the closing shows next month have also sold quite a few already. Get on that: everybody loves a funeral.

I re-watched Point Break last night for the first time since before we started doing Point Break Live here three years ago, and I've definitely reached the point where I remember every line in that movie more from all the times I've seen Point Break Live than from all the times I've seen Point Break.

It really is an excellent action movie. And it contains the single greatest commentary on the Reagan Administration ever committed to film:

I also tried to watch the 2015 remake of it, and I didn't last ten minutes. Oh, man. On a scale of "one" to "even", I can't.

2 Responses:

  1. I had a transatlantic flight that featured "Point Break" on the in-flight entertainment system. I thought to myself, "you know, I haven't seen that for a while. I'm pretty sure I can put up with some 'Whoa' in return for a few minutes of Lori Petty."

    So, I touch the right boxes and there's motorcycles...? And they're talking about Youtube hits, and there are GoPro cameras and cell phones and ...

    ...basically, I'm saying that it took me far too long to figure out that I wasn't going to get any Lori Petty. I feel cheated.

  2. isabella v says:

    I understand that it's a thing now that remakes suck (c.f. Battlestar, The Killing, Let Me In, Heat...) but the regurgitation of Point Break was the most stomach-turning hack job I've endured in some time.

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