The first trailer for the new Point Break remake has been released, and the good news is that it looks every bit as insane as the original, just with a bigger budget and, sadly, no Keanu Reeves.
Coming in at over two and a half minutes long, the trailer shows you pretty much everything you need to know about the film. If you're not into extreme sports, rock avalanches and politically minded criminals, this might not be for you.
However, if you absolutely love all those things (and for some reason just do not want to watch the original), this trailer is going to blow you away. Let's take a look at a few key moments that will really help you decide if this is the one remake that might surpass its legacy, or if it's just another rehash.
Meditative Beginnings: Hey! We're off to a good start. The original film was all about Zen-like outlook on life and using spirituality to justify human nature. It looks like they kept that important aspect.
Skydiving Robbery: Wow! That's a solid hook. Stealing a block of cash from a plane and letting it loose mid-air. Is that really how cash is transported? In semi-loose stacks on giant palettes? That doesn't seem safe.
Cave Diving Robbery: They skydive out of a plane and into a tiny cave opening in the ground? Wow, these guys are extreme to the max!
The New Guy: Well, this is our new Johnny Utah, Luke Bracey. Why not just get Keanu Reeves to play Utah again? The guy's a flawless, timeless immortal who hasn't aged in 30 years, but now he's inexplicably good at acting. It would have been perfect!
Johnny's Tattoos: How many sharpies did the makeup team have to go through to fill in that back tat?
Just in Time for the Holidays: This movie stresses that it's coming out on Christmas. Is that an optimal time for extreme athlete bank heist movies?
The Other New Guy: And this is our new Bodhi, Edgar Ramirez. He doesn't have that goofy Patrick Swayze charm, but he does have a Golden Globe and Emmy nomination under his belt, so he's probably pretty talented.
Why Not Hemsworth? With hair like that, why not just hire Chris Hemsworth? Oh, right, because budgets are a thing. Oh well…
All Other Points Are Now Invalid: Is that Ray Winstone with a shotgun?! Well… damn. Now we have to see this whether we want to or not. You can't pass up on Ray Winstone with a shotgun! That's insane.
So Many Rocks: ROCKVALANCHE!!!
Outrunning So Many Rocks: This dude is outrunning a rockvalanche. On the coolness scale, that ranks super high. Just below 'Ray Winstone With a Shotgun' levels of coolness.
The Outdoors Look Nice: There's nothing like a gorgeous, perfect wave on a gorgeous, sunny day to remind you that you're sitting in a dark movie theater, not doing anything. Now we're sad.
Flying Squirrel Suits: Do you think this scene worked better on paper? Because when you actually shoot it, the flying squirrel suits just look kind of goofy.
The Immutable Law: "Bodhi, do you have any idea how many people you've killed? How many laws you've broken?" asked Johnny Utah.
Laughing, Bodhi replies, "The only law that matters is gravity."
Then he falls off a cliff.
Well That Was a Bad Plan: After Bodhi falls, Johnny Utah reaches for him and immediately falls as well. What was your plan there, Johnny? Feels like you didn't really think that through all the way.
In the end, this upcoming Point Break remake looks like it will be a fun, entertaining (albeit not totally necessary) retread of an early '90s classic that will likely be worth the price of admission if you're looking to kill two hours.