Point Break is just the latest in a very long line of beloved films getting the remake treatment. And while these movies usually don't stand up to the original, there is a lot of enthusiasm for this high-octane action adventure coming out of this week's CinemaCon in Las Vegas, where the first footage was shown. Today, Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment have released the first photos. We finally get to see Luke Bracey as undercover FBI agent Johnny Utah, reprising the role Keanu Reeves inhabited way back in 1991. And then we get a look at Edgar Ramirez adopting the Bodhi persona, originally played by the late, great Patrick Swayze who turned the character into a surfing icon.
In addition to the images, which don't really revealed too much, we also have the official synopsis. This is following by some of the reactions coming out of CinemaCon, which is relatively positive, with some negativity thrown in for good measure. The film is relying on real 'extreme sports' for its thrills this time out, and will be screened in 3D when it hits theaters in December. Empire Magazine was on the scene, and reveals that the movie will not disappoint with its big wave riding, rock climbing and dirt bikes. There is also a major flight sequence that is said to blow the one in Transformers out of the water. Four men in airborne attire soar over forests and fields before hurtling through a deep gorge cut out of a mountain. The scene is all practical, with no CGI. There is also a mid-air heist where skydivers steal money from a plane mid-flight. Its all supposed to be spectacular. Here is the synopsis, followed by the photos and reactions:
Point Break reboot is an extreme sports 3d heist film, but the clip/trailer I saw seem to lack the fun of the original #CinemaCon— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) April 22, 2015
POINT BREAK: extended wing suit footage is awesome but the movie looks dopey.— Devin Faraci (@devincf) April 22, 2015
Point Break didn't move me. But the flying suits were cool. #CinemaCon— Christina Warren (@film_girl) April 22, 2015
The POINT BREAK remake shifts the action from surfing to extreme sports — looks intense. And maybe just as homoerotic. #CinemaCon— Adam B. Vary (@adambvary) April 22, 2015
Point Break just looks like it takes itself a little too seriously. Not sure abt that Christmas release date either. You need STARS for XMas— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) April 22, 2015
Got a mixed impression from POINT BREAK trailer which was mostly people parachuting around. Luke Bracey is no Keanu...— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) April 22, 2015