X-treme sports background video successfully recreates … nay, surpasses the vacuity of the original 1991 Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze cult fave about surfing bank robbers.
This time, undercover FBI agent Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey, nicely matching Reeves’ acting range) must infiltrate a smug, nearly nonsensical group of “extreme poly-athletes,” spiritual eco-terrorists led by a macho-wonk named Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez) who believe they must complete a set of eight daredevil crimes and “give back” to nature.
Beautifully filmed but awfully self-serious. Nobody’s having any fun. X-tremely dull.
Japanese title: X-Mission. (114 min)