The upcoming film slate has far exceeded its fair share of remakes and re-launch existing properties, a few could be sought from existing fans as much as this year’s rally breakthrough remake. The original 1991 film – director of future Oscar winner The Hurt Locker Kathryn Bigelow – was billed as a lot of people the best action movie ever, thanks in large part to Keanu Reeves and the late Patrick Swayze excellent casting lead role in.
In the new version, actors Luke Bracey (The November Man) and Édgar Ramírez (Deliver Us From Evil) step into the respective roles of FBI agent Johnny Utah and mysterious outlaw Bodhi. Director Ericson Core, who fittingly served as director of photography on the first The Fast and the Furious in 2001 (considered by many to be an unofficial Point Break remake), has placed an emphasis on capturing the film’s elaborate stuntwork.
Now Warner Bros. has released a second trailer for the new Point Break that focuses even more on the extreme sports that Bodhi’s team of criminals employs in their various heists than its predecessor. In addition, the new footage further explains what Bodhi is up to – as set up by the screenplay from Kurt Wimmer (Salt, Total Recall (2012)) – and reveals a better look at the insane surfing and motorcycle scenes featured in the film’s action set pieces and sequences.
Moviegoers who still hold a special place in their heart for Bigelow’s Point Break may bristle at the very thought of this remake, but younger viewers and those with little to no reverence for the Reeves-Swayze bromance in the original may find lots to enjoy in the new version. Some of the action scenes are visually impressive, which may be enough to differentiate the new Point Break from .
Point Break hits theaters on December 25th, 2015.