Point Break is a movie that should’ve never been remade. It is perfection. You do not mess with perfection, because when you do, Bodhi survives in the end because the studio insists on a goddamn sequel. We can’t bring back Patrick Swayze, so Hollywood shouldn’t be able to bring back Point Break.
That said, since a remake was inevitable, and because we watch all these goddamn remakes that we so often complain about, and because we quite frequently like them — sometimes, even more than the original! — at least, it looks like Hollywood didn’t desecrate Swayze’s grave too badly based on the trailer. I mean, it doesn’t look amazing or anything, but it’s different enough from the original that it — if the names Johnny Utah and Bodhi weren’t used — I probably wouldn’t even know it’s a Point Break remake.
Also, the trailer kind of makes me want to drink Mt. Dew.
Point Break opens in limited release on Christmas (to qualify for an Oscar run?) before rolling out wide. It stars Luke Bracey as Johnny Utah, and Edgar Ramirez as Bodhi. I don’t really know who they are, but I suspect we all will by Christmas because marketing.