A second trailer has been released for Point Break, a new take on Kathryn Bigelow’s classic 1991 action film starring Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves and not forgetting Gary Busey. Director Ericson Core’s version looks insanely cool with some terrific action and some jaw dropping stunts on display.
However, I have issues. While I don’t believe the original film needed a remake, reboot or whatever, this film looks nothing like the original. There’s a small amount of surfing, and the names and title of the film are the same, but apart from the robberies and the infiltration of a gang of thieves, there are very few similarities. Since it looks so different from the original film, why not just call it Point Break 2 and have it as a sequel, changing the names of the lead characters, or at least Bodhi.
Point Break is directed by Ericson Core, and the screenplay was written by Kurt Wimmer. The cast includes Luke Bracey, Edgar Ramirez, Ray Winstone, Teresa Palmer, and Delroy Lindo. The film arrives in UK cinemas 8th January 2016.
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 string of staggering crimes that kill innocent people and send the world’s economy into a tailspin.
Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives to prove they are the callous architects of these inconceivable crimes.
The film is replete with the most daring athleticism ever seen in a motion picture. These action adventure feats are performed by extreme athletes representing the world’s best in class in big-wave surfing, wingsuit flying, sheer-face snowboarding, free rock climbing, and high-speed motorcycling.