Just a few days ago the first teaser poster for Point Break was released, giving us some insight into the attitude and feeling of the remake. The poster featured a high-flying stunt with this versions tagline being “The only lat that matters is gravity”. Now the first official trailer has been released and it does nothing short of backing up what the poster teased.
Here’s an official synopsis:
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.
Let me just say that this was not what I was expecting. Since it was announced through its production, I thought it was a straight remake of the original. But it seems that this new take is going to amplify what the original did. Taking the extreme sports side of it to a whole other level and across the globe, and I must say, I kind of liked it.
I was kind of hoping for the nostalgia of the original, a true straight remake, but I like the direction they’re going. It is a remake and it gets that feel, but it’s making its own statement and becoming its own. And the stunts, man the stunts. I am kind of worried that going so big with all these stunts will get away from the surfing base that the original held, but the stunts looks magnificent. It’s almost like the love child of the original and a Fast & Furious movie, even though it definitely has a long way to go to be that.
So it is just the first trailer, but I’m happy with what I saw. I’m a sucker for big and crazy action movies with these kind of stunts, so I’m in for now. The only thing it won’t be able to do is replace the original Johnny Utah and Bodhi, I’ll hold on to Reeves and Swayze forever!
Point Break hits theaters on December 25th, 2015. Directed by Ericson Core starring Luke Bracey, Édgar Ramírez, Teresa Palmer, Ray Winstone, and Delroy Lindo.