If there is one thing that stood out from the first trailer of the Point Break remake, it’s the stunts. The original Point Break used surfing, sky-diving, and the extreme athletes aspect very well, but this remake is taking it to a whole new level. If you haven’t gotten to see the new trailer yet, I recommend you checking it out to see just how much bigger Point Break will be this time around. If you have seen the trailer, here’s a chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at the extreme stunts in the remake.
While the original revolved more around surfing and bank robberies, the remake looks like it will feature a number of extreme sports. The trailer teased everything from snowboarding to rock climbing to the extreme of all extremes in wing suits, with a little (and hopefully more) surfing sprinkled in there. This new featurette takes a closer look at how all these stunts were all pulled off.
It is thought of as a a straight remake instead of a reboot, but Ericson Core’s Point Break will definitely be a different take on the classic action movie. I do like seeing a different take towards such a popular and loved action movie, but it worries me at the same time. Initially, I liked what the remake was trying to do, separate itself from the original yet try to bring back the same nostalgia. And to be honest, the nostalgia isn’t there as much as I first thought it was.
Yes, it’s just a trailer and only one at that, but one thing the original movie had was that chemistry and tension between Keanu Reeves’ Johnny Utah and Patrick Swayze’s Bodhi. Like I said, it is just a trailer, but the specific bond between Luke Bracey’s Utah and Edgar Ramirez’s Bodhi just wasn’t felt. It’s noting against Bracey or Ramirez, but they are trying to fill gigantic shoes in my opinion.
And although I’m a sucker for big action stunts, especially ones involving the extreme sports, it worries me that they are going to big. Bigger is better, I get it, but maybe not for this ind of remake. There was a certain spiritual feeling in the original because of it being based around surfers and that brotherhood. And the remake may very well be able to do that, but I just didn’t get that kind of feeling from the first trailer. That was such a huge part of the original movie and if this remake isn’t able to recreate something that was so important in its predecessor, fans are going to have a hard time liking it.
Point Break hits theaters on December 25th, 2015. Directed by Ericson Core starring Luke Bracey, Édgar Ramírez, Teresa Palmer, Ray Winstone, and Delroy Lindo.