The Complex Emotions of Johnny Utah in American Action Film, Point Break
By Hannah Johnston
Actor Keanu Reeves may be known for his stone-faced impassiveness, but character Johnny Utah exhibits a full range of emotion in the class action film, Point Break. His visible facial expressions were classified using Paul Ekman's 6 basic emotions: happiness, sadness, fear, anger, surprise, and disgust.
Each coloured bar on the timeline below represents an instance of visible emotion. Hover over them to explore Johnny's facial expressions over time.
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Johnny goes undercover and takes up surfing
Johnny realizes Bodhi & company are actually the Ex-Presidents
Johnny learns that his love interest, Tyler, has been taken hostage
Johnny catches up with Bodhi in Australia