Point Break: the remake
We’re not convinced the 1991 cult classic film Point Break needed a remake in the first place but nevertheless a tailor for the new film, which is due to hit screens on December 25th, has been released.
The original pitted rookie FBI agent Johnny Utah (played by Keanu Reeves) against the Ex Presidents surfer gang, led by Bodhi (a long-blonde-haired Patrick Swayze). The 2015 remake sees 26-year-old Luke Bracey stepping into Utah’s shoes while Bodhi is now played by 38-year-old Edgar Ramirez. While the character names are the same and the fact that both are fast-moving heist movies, Ericson Core’s remake is little to do with the original in plot or storyline.
From what we’ve seen so far, the remake is less focused around the surfing community and more just extreme sports in general, so we’re choosing to ignore the fact that it’s meant to be a remake of one of our all-time favourite movies, and look at it as just another gratuitous action movie that’ll probably keep us entertained for the duration.