Double bill: "Self-Enlightenment: The Movie" & "How to be radical eco-terrorist" If Brit Marling or Kelly Reichardt have been brainwashed by money power of a major studio & Adrenaline-rush batshit brain has been transplanted into their head, perhaps this movie could've been made. But sorry haters, I love this uneven, X-action packed, insane & 14-minutes-epic-end-credit film deeply. Hail Ozaki 8 rather than Hateful 8.
One could call this 'as dumb as a box of hammers' but I really don't have anything against hammers. Why remake something like 'Point Break' in the first place? What this film does deliver is that extreme sports style adrenaline rush capturing some radical stunt footage strewn within a ridiculous plot. Performances are equally inept throughout save Ramirez who should know better.
I understand why this is remake, but everything that keeps this tied to the original holds this film back. WB should've just set out to make an extreme/broy sports flick, that could've spent time with it's weird brophilosophy, or even, as my friend said, just make an IMAX film called Stunts and show off the great 2nd unit/stunt work by Mic Rodgers & co (that's sadly hurt by the bad overcutting).
half the film is a best of extreme sports utube clip, the rest is dull as dishwater..and it features the worst film tattoo ever!! holy shit..what is that thing? looks like a squid ink threw up over his chest.
Even those low expectations aren't met by this unwanted/unworthy remake. Kinda stupid with not so much sense and without a breaking point or a conclusion.
The movie tries to stand on his own but with a few more changes, it could have been unique in his very own sense, at least not a dumb remake.
A few stills looks amazing and this is the only positive thing about this flick.
Miscasted actors and horrible directing.