#4: Point Break
I’m not going to lie. I’ve watched this movie upwards of 50 times. I can quote almost the entire thing. You probably have too. What’s not to like? If there’s one role that Keanu Reeves is made for, it’s this one. This one and whichever one he was in the Bill and Ted movies. Basically, put him in a role where he’s a dumb guy, and he’s a genius. Between surfing, bank robbing, sky diving, and Gary Busey’s giant teeth, there’s almost nothing left to be desired. It’s also pretty cool when Anthony Kiedis blows his foot off when the cops raid his house that’s full of boobs, guns, and drugs. And if liking that makes me dumber, then so be it.
Watching this movie is like doing peyote at a college football game while wearing a rubber mask.
#5: Blue Crush
This is one of those movies that’s bordering on not quite bad enough to be good. It’s really close to being averagely bad, which, if you’ll remember, is way worse than being so bad it’s good. With the exception of a few terribly obvious floating faces on a surfing double’s body, the footage is actually half decent. The first time I watched this movie, I was sitting in a camper on British Columbia’s west coast, freezing cold, eating raw hotdogs and chasing them with whiskey to stay warm. Our wetsuits had ice on them outside, and Blue Crush made me hate where I was living. It made me want to leave for the tropics. I’m not sure if that’s good, but it did something to me, which is what a lot of movies strive for, right?
Watching this movie is like rubbing your feet in the sand with a sunburn while eating a blue snow cone.