Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Point of Some Return

I've never really understood the fan-boy adoration for Kathryn Bigelow's Point Break - granted I haven't attempted to watch it in many a year but my recollections of it are of a bore with some Pretty Pretty Keanu ladled on top. So I've been fine with news of a remake - hell when they cast Edgar Ramirez in the Swayze role I became more than fine, I actually became interested. I say all of this because I liked the first trailer for the new film that was released last night...

... and I was a little taken aback by all of the vitriol I saw it getting on Twitter. I suppose one should never underestimate The Cult of Swayze. (And hey if this was a remake of Road House I'd get it.) But I think the stunts in this thing already look like a ton of fun! That rock avalanche doesn't look like CG shit, which is a step in the right direction. And that winged squirrel scene? I very much want to sit in a movie theater and experience it. Y'all trippin, be my point.


Heather said...

I love the original Point Break so I was really dreading this. This looks pretty cool. It's more a mix between Point Break, Fast & Furious and XXX than a true remake.

sowhatelse said...

I will go see Edgar Ramirez in anything, including that horrible schlockfest he made with Eric Bana a summer or so ago, so you know I'm serious about my Ramirez. So of course I will see this, but man, Luke Bracey has to be the blandest, most charisma-free performer in the world. I really don't know how he gets cast in movies.

And was never a fan of Reeves or Swayze, so never felt the urge to see the original. If I recall, reviews at the time weren't particularly kind anyway.

Anonymous said...

Also more roles for Teresa Palmer!