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.
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