I’d hardly refer to Point Break as a classic, but its beloved by many, including myself. When it was announced a remake of the Kathryn Bigelow film was in production, naturally, I was a bit trepidatious. Could anyone match Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze’s awesomeness in the action crime film?
It may be presumptuous on my part, but based on the trailer, I would say they might actually improve upon it. It’s like Fast and the Furious meets the Bourne films on acid. The remake makes the original film look like child’s play with all its death-defying action.
“A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists.”
Stepping into Reeves’ place to play Johnny Utah is Luke Bracey. Originally, Gerard Butler was set to play Swayze’s part, ringleader Bodhi, but he was replaced by Edgar Ramirez. Whatever chain of events led to the casting change, I approve. Ramirez sizzles on the screen.
Delroy Lindo and Teresa Palmer round out the cast. Point Break jumps into theaters on Christmas Day in limited theaters, before getting a wide release. Check out action-packed first trailer below.
Point Break Remake ‘Movie Trailer’