The first full-length trailer for the entirely unnecessary Point Break remake has been released, showcasing an international flavor to the action. The remake, starring Luke Bracey and Edgar Ramirez in the Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze roles, respectively, ramps the extreme sports angle up to eleven, and the results look not nearly as charming as Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 original.
Here is the Point Break remake trailer:
I realize remakes are going to happen now and forever, but Point Break? The original stands on its own for several reasons, and it just makes me wonder what motivates studios to redo some films over others. Granted, this Point Break could be entertaining, but why not change the name to something else and make the characters different? From the looks of the trailer, these criminals are much more dangerous, deadly even, which Bodhi and his crew was not until they had no other choice. And the action is international, the stunts way over the top, and surfing and names from the original just look tacked on for the sake of being called a “remake.”
The Point Break remake, directed by Ericson Core, hits theaters this Christmas.