Point Break Trailer (2015)

Trailer for remake of Point Break.

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 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.

Some of the best extreme sports athletes in the world appear in this Point Break remake, including wing suit athlete Jeb Corliss, surfers Laird John Hamilton and Sebastian Zietz, and pro skateboarder Bob Burnquist.

Filming at Angel Falls was an expensive thing to do, including building a special platform at a cost of $500,000.

Gerard Butler was originally cast as Bodhi, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.
Edgar Ramirez, who plays Bodhi, admitted he is a fan of the original movie but added that he didn't go back to it to prepare for this role, since he thinks the late Patrick Swayze did something 'totally unique' with the role the first time around

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Point Break was a big hit upon its release back in 1991. Starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, it was one of those movies that just worked. For whatever reason, though largely down to the performance of its two leads, absolutely everything fell into place with Point Break and it has since gone on to become (deservingly) a cult classic.

I love and adore Point Break, because it combines two of my great loves; surfing and Patrick Swayze. What's not to love? Perhaps understandably, I was not happy when news of a remake surfaced. As with a lot of remakes, the director here, Ericson Core, has tried to put his own stamp on it. In the case of Point Break, it's going bigger, better, and more extreme than the original.

There are more sports, such as wing suit flying, free rock climbing, skateboarding, and of course, surfing. There's a bigger, more fearsome FBI and the crimes of Bodhi and his gang are on a much larger scale.

In fact, all that really remains of the original are the names of the two lead characters. In a way, that's a good thing, because Point Break (the original) was perfect just as it was. The trouble is, that this Point Break loses its direction. The trailer seems to be trying to cram as many extreme sports shots into two and a half minutes, while occasionally throwing up a few random bits of a confusing plot.
Some trailers entice us into watching a movie, some make us realize this is a film we never need to see, and this trailer is definitely the latter.

2 min 34 sec


Posted On
May 26, 2015
Ericson Core

Kurt Wimmer

Warner Bros Pictures

December 25, 2015
Édgar Ramírez
Luke Bracey
Teresa Palmer
Ray Winstone
Delroy Lindo
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