Point Break is a 2015 action thriller film directed by Ericson Core and written by Kurt Wimmer which he co-produced with John Baldecchi, Broderick Johnson, Andrew A. Kosove, Christopher Taylor and David Valdes. An American-German-Chinese co-production, this film is a remake of the 1991 film Point Break. The film stars Édgar Ramírez, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Delroy Lindo and Ray Winstone.
Agent Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey, originally played by Keanu Reeves) is assigned to go after a group of criminals after his friend, Jeff (Max Thieriot, originally played by Gary Busey) is killed.
Why It Sucks
- The story is pretty much the same, except it's set in the present day world.
- No one wanted or asked for a remake of the original Point Break.
- The performances were off balance.
- Doing a remake twenty four years after the original was an extremely poor thought.
- The plot goes nowhere.
- While the original 1991 version of this film was rated R, this version was chopped down to a PG-13 rating.
- The film is an insult to the original.
- This film doesn't have the same charm the original had and the actors who play the actors who replace the originals (eg. Luke Bracey's performance as Johnny Utah, who was originally played by Keanu Reeves) weren't entertaining.
- The Luke Bracey version of Johnny Utah is already an expert at stunts while Keanu Reeves' version was not so experienced.
The film was released theatrically in China on December 4, 2015 by China Film Group. It was released on December 25, 2015 in the United States in 3D and RealD 3D and unlike the original, which was released by Fox, this version was released by Warner Brothers. The remake had a budget of $105 million and overall made $133 million making it a box office disappointment and received negative reviews from critics and audiences. The film currently holds a 10% “rotten” on Rotten Tomatoes with a critic consensus that reads “Loaded with dazzling action but bereft of purpose, the Point Break remake will be remembered as the first film to make audiences pine for the simultaneous presences of Keanu Reeves and Gary Busey.”
- Fox (the distributor of the original film) was smart enough to refuse to distribute the remake.
- The film didn't get a sequel or prequel since it failed at the box office, although there were no plans for a sequel to the original film or this film at all.
- Some of the stunts are pretty good, but will never match up the 1991 version.