A cop must go undercover to infiltrate a group of extreme sport fanatics whose activities go further than the law allows. This is Point Break.
The original Point Break was released in 1991 and starred Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. The film has a loyal cult following and many years ago I was lucky enough to see the film in an audience with director Edgar Wright. He pointed out the alternate view of the film to humorous effect.
We first mentioned this remake back in May 2013 in the 11th edition of the original Movie Podcast. Now we finally have our first look. The remake looks loyal to the original plot, but for me it just looses something from the original that I can’t put into words. Do you think it will stand up to the original? Let us know and we’ll read out the best comments in the next episode of Betamax & Laserdisc, the Unheard Nerds film and television podcast.
Title: Point Break | Release Date US: 25th December | UK: 8th January
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.