If you have the some kind of movie taste that I do, then the Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze action/thriller Point Break is most likely on your all-time guilty pleasure list. It’s just one of those movies that can be watched anywhere at anytime at any place with anyone, if that’s not the definition of a guilty pleasure than I don’t know what is.
Now as with basically every movie from years to decades ago, Point Break can’t now be filed under the Hollywood remake umbrella. By now you should have seen the remakes trailer, specifically just how much bigger and extreme it’s going compared to the original. The trailer showcased such sports such as free-climbing, base-jumping, wing suits, and lots of motorcycle action.
Now you may be thinking, where’s the surfing? The original had such a heavy focus on surfing, more specifically soul surfing. How can the remake not have that? But don’t worry, just as the following featurette and poster highlight, this remake looks like it’ll still have great elements of the art of surfing.
When I initially watch the debut trailer, I’m pretty sure I wrote that I was into the concept of going much bigger, that I enjoyed what I saw from the remake. But over the time and after a few more times of seeing the trailer, it all really just feels over-the-top. I’m all in for a remake going bigger to separate itself from the original, but it almost feels like to much. But honestly, I’m still totally going to check it out. I’m someone who rides motorcycles and looks forward to sky-diving and base-jumping one day, so seeing this kind of extreme stunts excites me. So will I be going to see the Point Break to see if it can recreate the pleasure of the original? Hell no. I’ll be going to be entertained by some flat-out awesome looking stunts.
Point Break hits theaters on December 25th, 2015. Directed by Ericson Core starring Luke Bracey, Édgar Ramírez, Teresa Palmer, Ray Winstone, and Delroy Lindo.