A Gen Z update to Kathryn Bigelow's 1991 cult classic, this remake isessentially an episode of Fast and Furious in which the vehicularexploits have been replaced with an assortment of extreme sportssequences. Constructed with an alarming amount of real footage andphysical stunt work, the numerous action set pieces are ratherimpressive; a high octane wing-suit gliding scene and thetension-building rock climbing finale topping the list. Yet the impactof these daredevil stunts is wasted on a film that fails on almostevery other level. Stemming from Kurt Wimmer's truly awful screenplay,every second not spent traversing a mountainside, soaring through theair or surfing a mammoth wave is cringe worthy and/or yawn inducing.Wimmer's dialogue attempts to be philosophical and Zen-like, but withclichéd stinkers like "the only law is gravity" and "everyone dies,it's just a matter of how", it's nothing short of unintentionallyhilarious. Replacing the eternally cool Patrick Swayze was always goingto be tough, however Edgar Ramirez does a solid job as charismaticeco-warrior Bohdi. The same can't be said forlow-budget-Chris-Hemsworth hunk Luke Bracey though, who is so wooden asJohnny Utah he makes Keanu Reeves look like Daniel Day Lewis. Thismodern update boasts a handful of genuinely fantastic action sequences,yet they're not enough to warrant a recommendation in what is otherwisea limp and incoherent thriller.
Action / Crime
Action / Crime
A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists. Deep undercover, and with his life in danger, he strives to prove these athletes are the architects of the mind-boggling crimes that are devastating the world's financial markets.
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