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The problem with the new Point Break remake has nothing to do with your inability to grow-up. It's doing nothing to your childhood unless you still identify with a man and his mullet. Kathryn Bigelow's 1991 original is still a great film for those of us that saw it when it was released and the fact it was remade into The Fast and The Furious ten years later and is now being remade just shy of 25 years after its original release simply means they're looking to bring a similar story to a new kind of audience, and I'm actually interested in the story they are aiming to tell. As was evident in the trailer and described in the film's plot synopsis, the gang of criminal rogues led by a man named Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez) are killing whoever may be in their way toward "liberating" the world's riches, sending the global economy into a tailspin. »
- Brad Brevet
And so it begins. Ready or not, Point Break, the remake of Kathryn Bigelow.s 1991 camp action classic, is on the way, and it appears the promotional push has begun. Just the other day we got our first taste of the action in the inaugural trailer, and now Warner Bros. is back with a new featurette that delves into the stunts, extreme sports, and general daredevilry we.ll see in the finished film. The first thing you see in this video is a collection of silhouettes lining the windswept ridge of jagged mountain as a voice asks, "Is this radical enough for you?" And what follows certainly attempts to push the boundaries of what qualifies as extreme when it comes to this type of cinematic action. As you can see in this footage, they really went all out. Like the original Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze-starring version, the plot centers »
Reboots, reboots, and more reboots.
The latest one is a remake of the 1991 classic Point Break with the new version keeping the same name. Instead of Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves, we have Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey; and instead of director Kathryn Bigelow, there is Ericson Core.
If this film wasn’t a remake of a film, it may have a chance, but judging from the first trailer, it looks like it wants to be something different and modern so badly. The action is hokey and it looks like a poor knock-off of Fast & Furious or a Dwayne Johnson movie, and it doesn’t help that either of the lead isn’t that big of a name.
- Zach Dennis
...with stunts performed by the world's top 'extreme sports' athletes:
"...in 'Point Break', a young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists. Deep undercover, and with his life in danger, he strives to prove they are the architects of the mind-boggling crimes that are devastating the world's financial markets..."
Extreme sports will include surfing 70-foot waves, snowboarding, wingsuit flying, free rock climbing and high-speed motorcycle stunts.
Renowned extreme athletes performing stunts in the film include surfers Makua Rothman, Billy Kemper, Brian Keaulana and Ahanu Tson-dru; snowboarders Lucas DeBari, Ralph Backstrom, Mitch Toelderer, Mike Basich and »
- Michael Stevens
"Point Break" is no longer just about eco-terrorism and surfing. It's about eco-terrorism and surfing, motocross, base jumping, snowboarding, skydiving and all other manner of "extreme sports." The Ericson Core-helmed new reboot of the 25-year-old film -- which was originally directed by Kathryn Bigelow -- stars your new boyfriends Luke Bracey and Edgar Ramirez as Johnny Utah and Bodhi, respectively. "These aren't normal people sir," Bracey's character reports in this new 2-minute-plus trailer, the first look at the film. That's beautiful, Johnny. The action-crime flick will be out Christmas Day, Dec. 25. The 1991 original starred Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. »
- Katie Hasty
Bank-robbing extreme athletes are back on the big screen in the "Point Break" remake trailer!
Heaps of money falling from the sky, skydiving, snowboarding, motocross, surfing (naturally!) and a few billion dollars of gold are just some of the things going on in this (possibly epic?) trailer.
Photos: Hot Shirtless Stars
-- Jesse Spero
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- email@example.com (Access Hollywood)
As in the 1991 original, Point Break follows FBI agent Johnny Utah – this time played by Luke Bracey (G.I. Joe Retaliation) – as he goes undercover, snowboarding, rock-climbing, parachuting, and of course surfing his way through his latest investigation alongside suspect Bodhi (Zero Dark Thirty’s Édgar Ramírez).
Pushing familiar themes of brotherhood, betrayal, and… explosions, the remake's trailer feels like the original had a baby with The Fast and the Furious franchise – and you know what? We’re kind of okay with that.
Point Break is directed by Ericson Core, written by Kurt Wimmer (Equilibrium), and also stars Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies) and Ray Winstone (The Departed). It plays in Cineplex theatres on December 25.
- Sasha James
The ambitious company has slotted the latest piece of its executive suite jigsaw into place with the hire of Gail Heaney as executive vice-president of media.
Heaney arrives from Summit where she served in the same capacity and will be responsible for Broad Green’s marketing and media strategies for all theatrical, VOD and home entertainment releases across all platforms.
Prior to Summit, Heaney worked for the CW Television Network as vice-president of media strategies. Before that she was vice-president of media for Universal and worked at the advertising agencies Jwt and Ddb Needham.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Following yesterday’s brief teaser, the first full length trailer has now arrived for Point Break, director Ericson Core’s remake of Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 actioner, and you can check it out below after the 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.
The film is replete with the most daring athleticism ever seen in a motion picture. These action adventure feats are performed by elite athletes representing the world’s best in class in big-wave surfing, wingsuit flying, sheer-face snowboarding, free rock climbing, and high-speed motorcycling.
Point Break is set for release on Christmas »
- Gary Collinson
In all the time we've been running Den Of Geek, it would be fair to say that Point Break has been comfortably one of the least popular remake stories we've ever run (well, that and Naked Gun). It would be fair to say that the new take on the Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze-headlined original has not gone down well.
However, you never know, the film itself might turn out to be a treat. We've got here, at the very least, a first glimpse of it to see how it's shaping up.
“Still surfing?” “Every day.”
The film stars Édgar Ramírez (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “The Bourne Ultimatum,” “Carlos the Jackal”) as Bodhi, and Luke Bracey (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” “November Man”) as Johnny Utah, along with Ray Winstone (“Noah,” “The Departed”), Teresa Palmer (“Warm Bodies”) and Delroy Lindo (“Sahara,” “Gone in Sixty Seconds”), under the direction of Ericson Core (“Invincible”).
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 spate of crimes in extremely unusual ways.
Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives »
- Michelle McCue
Yes! And...more yes! The first official trailer for the obviously much-needed remake of the 1991 cult-classic action thriller Point Break is out—and it could not look more absurd. Which was the point, right? No one will ever be able to really recapture the magic of Keanu Reeves' performance as FBI agent Johnny Utah, who goes under cover to infiltrate a ring of bank-robbing surfers (or is the other way around?) led by Bodhi, played by a never-more-highlighted Patrick Swayze, in the original directed by future Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow. But this crew is certainly giving it a try! Australian cutie Luke Bracey steps into Keanu's shoes as the rookie agent who cozies up to Bodhi's »
Will the new Johnny Utah at any time say, “I am an F! B! I! Agent!” Will Gary Busey show up for a surprise cameo? Will Danny Butterman approve? None of these questions are answered in the first trailer for the new Point Break, but go ahead and watch it anyway.This new version of the extreme sports criminals action-thriller finds Luke Bracey taking over the Johnny Utah role once occupied by Keanu Reeves, while Edgar Ramirez slips on the wetsuit as Bodhi, formerly played by Patrick Swayze. Once more, Utah is an FBI agent in way over his head, working undercover with a group of thrill-seekers who also like to pull off staggering crimes.Director Ericson Core’s take on the story ups the stakes even higher, with the criminals not limiting themselves to basic bank robberies, but trying truly audacious heists that involve all sorts of different sports to carry them out. »
"There are some who do not fear death, for they are more afraid of not really living." Warner Bros has debuted the first trailer for Ericson Core's Point Break remake, a new take on the cult favorite action heist movie from 1991 directed by Kathryn Bigelow, that starred Keanu Reeves. This new version is much, much cheesier and doesn't even look like it really pays homage to that film anyway. Luke Bracey plays Johnny Utah, and the guy he's after this time is played by Edgar Ramirez. The rest of the cast includes Teresa Palmer, Ray Winstone, Matias Varela and Clemens Schick. I wish I could say all this extreme action looks exciting, but it's wrapped around such cheesy dialogue, I can't help saying this looks pretty bad. Enjoy. Here's the first official trailer for Ericson Core's Point Break remake, direct from WB's YouTube: In this fast-paced, high-adrenaline action thriller Point Break, »
- Alex Billington
Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey channel their best Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves in the first trailer for “Point Break,” the remake of the classic Kathryn Bigelow 1991 actioner. The action film directed by Ericson Core has Bracey playing Johnny Utah, originally portrayed by Reeves, and Ramirez as philosopher-antagonist Bodhi, memorably played by Swayze in the original. The new film moves from the Southern California surf scene and goes international, with the first trailer teasing such extreme stunts as a skydiving bank heist, as well as action sequences involving snowboarding, base jumping and mountain climbing – all in the name of disrupting the. »
- Linda Ge
The first trailer for the Point Break remake finally has dropped, bringing with it a combination of nostalgia and extreme sports sure to warm the hearts of people still pining for the Kathryn Bigelow-directed original starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. As in the original, Point Break centers on a novice FBI agent named Johnny Utah, who goes undercover with a group of rebellious thrill-seekers led by the charismatic Bodhi, to investigate a series of daring crimes… »
Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment have released the first Point Break trailer for director Ericson Core’s (Invincible) upcoming remake of Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 film of the same name. The redo stars Luke Bracey as Johnny Utah, a young FBI agent who infiltrates a team of thrill-seeking athletes led by the charismatic Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez). There's a strong Fast & Furious vibe that permeates throughout this trailer, which is more than a little ironic considering A. the first F&F film was essentially a remake of the original Point Break and B. This remake's director Ericson Core was the director of photography on The Fast and the Furious. Where the two differ, however, is that Warner Bros. seems to be taking a gravely serious tone with Point Break, to the point that there are quite a few lines delivered in earnest here that come off as incredibly cheesy. But despite all »
- Adam Chitwood
In 1991, Kathryn Bigelow directed the adrenaline-charged action crime movie “Point Break,” about an FBI agent who goes undercover to catch a gang of bank robbers who may be surfers, starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. It’s become an action crime classic over the last two decades, and sure, it’s an enjoyable film, but do we actually need a remake? Hollywood sure seems to think so. Warner Bros. is releasing “Point Break” later this year, but this main trio is decidedly less sexy than Bigelow, Reeves and Swayze. Then again, everyone’s gotta start somewhere. This new version of “Point Break” focuses on some up-and-comers: Luke Bracey staring in the Keanu Reeves role, and Edgar Ramirez in the Patrick Swayze role. Now, Ramirez is known and celebrated in many circles — he was amazing in Oliver Assayas’ three part “Carlos,” and has done strong supporting work in "Zero Dark Thirty, »
- Edward Davis
After a look at the first poster and a couple of teasers earlier today, the first official trailer for the Point Break remake arrives for you to give either a "yay" or "nay". Luke Bracey steps into the shoes once occupied by Keanu Reeves as young FBI agent, Johnny Utah, as he infiltrates a team of thrill seeking elite athletes, led by the charismatic Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez). These fellas are suspected of carrying out a string of 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. Ray Winstone, Teresa Palmer and the great Delroy Lindo co-star in the movie which will be hitting theaters on Christmas Day. To be honest, as easy as it is to say we don't need this remake, what with »
- Brad Brevet
Kathryn Bigelow delivered one of the great 'bro' movies of the 1990s with the original "Point Break". Complete with eminently quotable dialogue, simmering homoeroticism and just plain fun, it remains a thoroughly enjoyable piece of trash escapism driven by a charismatic cast and her astute style.
If there's one thing to say about the remake is that it certainly won't be mistaken for the former. Gone is the warm California beach visuals of the first film, replaced with mostly forested rocky mountains and a filter that makes the entire film look like it was shot on an extremely overcast day.
The new "Point Break," directed by "Invincible" helmer Ericson Core, puts the focus more on the stuntwork which is impressive. Giant wave surfing, free rock climbing, wing suit flying and snowboarding are all on display in the just released first trailer for the film and though impressive, the bigger question »
- Garth Franklin
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