People may not want a remake of the classic, but it’s happening anyway and you may as well enjoy the ride.
I’ll say it — I only watched the original Point Break earlier this year. As someone who loves movies…that was always something I felt ashamed about. Even if Point Break and I are the same age, but luckily I have seen it and I loved the film. I felt like it was original, one of a kind, and just something that Hollywood could never replicate even if they tried. But here we are…during a time when remakes are at the peak of their existence where we’re being given a remake of Katheryn Bigelow’s classic Point Break.
Directed by Ericson Core, if there’s anything that can be said about this remake it’s that it at least looks like a fun time. Will it be as much of a fun time as the original movie though? I honestly don’t know. The original caught lightning in a bottle with Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, and Gary Busey. Aside from Ray Winstone and Edgar Ramirez being the biggest actors (and they’re not even that big), I’m just not sure if this movie will be able to have the impact the original did. And with this being Core’s second time directing a Hollywood feature, one can only hope the remake does the original some sort of justice.
Point Break will is directed by Ericson Core, written by Kurt Wimmer, and stars Edgar Ramirez, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, and Ray Winston. Point Break will be in theaters December 25, 2015.
In the fast-paced, high-adrenaline “Point Break,” a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill-seeking elite athletes – led by the charismatic Bodhi (Édgar Ramírez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a spate of crimes in extremely unusual ways. Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives to prove they are the architects of this string of inconceivable crimes. The film is replete with the most daring athleticism ever seen in a motion picture. These action adventure feats are performed by elite athletes representing the world’s best in class in big-wave surfing, wingsuit flying, sheer-face snowboarding, free rock climbing, and high-speed motorcycling.