Movie Night Monday

The Movie Project

Week 5: California (Point Break [1991])

Category: Crime/Thriller

Favorite Quote:

“Six seconds, we’re gonna be meat waffles.”

–Bodhi to Johnny Utah, during a skydiving game of chicken

Three words to describe this film/state: Surfing bank robbers

Best ‘Extras’:

  • Fierce Woman, played by Gloria Mann
  • Psycho-Stick, played by Dino Andino
  • Passion for Slashin, played by Michael Kopelow
  • Surf Rat, played by Matt Archbold
  • Freight Train, played by Julie Michaels
  • Fiberglass, played by Kimberly Martin

State recipe we tried this week: Slow-Cooked Southwest Chicken

Earring Inspo Character: Tyler

Other Notes: This film was over-the-top cheesy-bad and I really struggled to pay attention. I didn’t even realize there was a remake in 2015 until today (not watching it). Jim says it was a decent capsule of the early 90s vibe, and the movie apparently has a cult following with ongoing performances like Point Break Live! I have to admit that if it came around to our area, we would have to go see it, so there’s that. What we should have watched since it was a recent and timely bday gift from my friend Matt (and also sitting right on the coffee table) was Los Angeles Plays Itself, so we’ll be viewing that to make up for this one. Ha.

Grade: D+

State Facts: https://www.factmonster.com/us/fifty-states/california

Next up: Colorado (The Naked Spur). Follow along to discuss! Share your thoughts in the Comments section below.

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1 thought on “The Movie Project”

  1. Great review! Point Break at least had the decency to not generate a plethora of unnecessary sequels like Fast & Furious. I bet if it were made today it would turn into yet another horrible franchise. “Utah! Get me two!”

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