What's The Point
Kelly Reyes (Melissa Keller) lives for beach volleyball and has a desire to be the best but unfortunately she is knocked out of a major tournament by her old college friend Jen Crowe (Kayla Ewell). At an after match party Kelly meets reporter Holden Gregg (Brian Austin Green - The Wild Girl) who wants to interview her. One thing leads to another and before long they are dating but so are some strange things including the death of a competitor in a mysterious hit and run which leads to Kelly being offered another shot at the big one. But then Kelly gets paid a visit by the police who blow everything which was going well out of the water with a revelation over Gregg.
"Impact Point" starts with a beach volleyball scene and that means we have plenty of attractive women in bikinis throwing themselves about in the sand. It isn't gratuitous but at times feels like it is getting very close to being just that especially as we have plenty more bikini scenes as well as a shirtless Joe Manganiello as a volleyball coach.
But "Impact Point" isn't just an excuse to have attractive women in bikinis it has a story as well and one which is so obvious it is unfunny. Technically I should say spoiler alert here but it doesn't take a genius to work out immediately that Holden Gregg is infatuated by Kelly and so manipulates things to help her, yes by murdering a rival. But Gregg isn't just a fan; he is a crazed stalker with bigger more whacko plans.
The thing is that I can handle obvious movies, obvious is a common thing when it comes to these sorts of direct to DVD movies but dumb is another matter. And that is what lets "Impact Point" down as so much of it is simply dumb that it isn't even enjoyable in a cheesy sort of way. As such what "Impact Point" becomes is a movie of looks with the cast of Brian Austin Green, Melissa Keller, Kayla Ewell and Joe Manganiello all ticking the good looking boxes.
What this all boils down to is that if you enjoy pretty movies with pretty stars then "Impact point" might just entertain. But for those looking for story, suspense, interesting characters and depth will find themselves feeling brain dead by the time it ends.