I’ll be honest here, I am torn on this one.
In Alcon Entertainment’s fast-paced, high-adrenaline action thriller “Point Break,” a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill-seeking elite athletes – led by the charismatic Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez). 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 original PB is an AWESOME movie that stands the test of time. I literally watched it about 3 weeks ago and it was right where it needed to be.
I used to work at one of these really big movie studios and I was always a little bit worried when they decided to remake these classics, but they never stopped doing it. Some hit, some missed, and some got people fired.
From this trailer, this movie looks like they got it right, but I’m torn because it could probably stand alone and not have to be a PB “remake” with a blonde Keanu. Why not just recycle the story line and call it something different? Plenty of movies do it.
But, I will say this: If I’m not visiting my mom come December 25, or on some tropical island with a drink in one and a honey that speaks really bad English in the other…. you can probably catch me in a movie theater watching this day one.
* If you haven’t watched Point Break, the original, stop everything that you are doing right now. If not, I don’t know if we can be friends.