This. Movie. Will. Suck.
Not because of nostalgia. I don’t have any — I didn’t see Point Break until last year. There’s no nostalgia.
It’s charisma. Patrick Swayze had it. That dude, don’t.
Keanu Reeves? A genuine star. This schmuck? A genuine snore.
Lori Petty? Perfect for the role. Teresa Palmer? One of my guilty pleasure actresses. Pretty much the only reason I watched Warm Bodies. But she doesn’t have that damaged toughness Petty brought to the role.
And Gary Busey? Yeah, like you could replace him.
Point Break had genuine stars in a genuine and compelling movie. You could believe that Patrick Swayze could talk a straight-arrow FBI agent into nearly abandoning his career.
This dude? Couldn’t talk me into watching Patrick Swayze. He’s a nonentity. A cipher. Neither handsome enough, rugged enough, nor charismatic enough to be a Brody.