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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:52 pm
Cyborg wrote:this all is crazy, Swayze would be rolling around in his grave.

Yes and this is a Swayze film. This should be left alone, i'll only accept it if Keanu Reeves reprises his role.

My only gripe with this reboot is that it has already been done and updated to current trends. It's just pointless. :|
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:00 pm
the company just wants a new franchise to make them lots of money like the Fast and Furious series. and the creators aren't smart enough to make it a proper sequel with Keanu returning, don't know why companies are against making sequels to things many years after the original. I don't even get why they are calling it Point Break when there's no surfing!

this will most likely be PG-13 too.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:09 pm
Worst Previews wrote:Luke Bracey to Play Keanu Reeves' Role in "Point Break" Remake

It was recently announced that Gerard Butler will star in the upcoming "Point Break" remake as Bodhi, the role Patrick Swayze played in the original movie.

Now comes word that "GI Joe: Retaliation" actor Luke Bracey has been cast as FBI agent Johnny Utah, the part played by Keanu Reeves in the original. Ericson Core (Invincible) is directing. The plan is to begin shooting this summer.

The remake is set in the international world of extreme sports. Bodhi (Butler) is an expert extreme-sports athlete who saves Johnny Utah (Bracey), an undercover FBI agent, and brings him into the fold of international criminals.

We got our new Brian O'Conn... Johnny Utah. Yay. :roll:
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:36 am
Moviehole wrote:Ray Winstone playing the Gary Busey role in Point Break remake

Ray Winstone will play the Gary Busey role – Pappas – in the “Point Break” remake, says Variety.

Gerard Butler and Luke Bracey star as Bodhi and Utah, respectively, in the Ericson Core-directed remake of the 1991 film.


Moviehole wrote:Exclusive : 10 Things to Know about the Point Break remake

Woah.

Instead of a direct sequel to the ‘90s classic (“Point Break : Indo”, as it was then called, would’ve starred Cam Gigandet as a Johnny Utah-type caught up with bad-boy Surfers in South Africa), someone’s dusty crystal ball informed Hollywood that better idea would be to do-over the Keanu Reeves-Patrick Swayze flick “Point Break”.

And while you were diverted by your own loud groans and unpleasant tummy rumbles (“There can be only one Pappas – Gary Busey”, someone who said to have yelled from the top of the Hollywood sign, where they consequently decided taking a nosedive off it, instead of having to sit through a Busey-less remake, was the better way to go), director Ericson Core set out to convince Gerard Butler and Luke Bracey that they were the best man to fill the board shorts of today’s incarnations of Bodhi and Utah.

Dude.

While washboard stomachs are being oiled, Alcon Entertainment and scribe Kurt immer are putting the finishing touches to the shooting script. What we know already is that the film won’t be – like the original – so much set in the world of surfing, as it will extreme sports (a’la “xXx”), but how else will the movie differ from Kathryn Bigelow’s original?

I can tell you already, it’s not going to differ too much – the main and secondary characters remain the same, their back stories essentially remain the same, the tone remains the same, and yes, Utah will forget about Pappas again. Poor Pappas.

So, to these ten things…..

I could merely write “It’s unnecessary” 10 different ways, but I won’t. Here’s a small batch of tidbits about the new movie, pointing out the film’s very subtle differences to its 1991 predecessor.

1. Lot of the film is set in Asota, situated in the Italian Alps; known for it’s awesome SNOWY ‘mountains’ (yep, these guys aren’t so much into water activities as they are…this stuff).
2. Johnny Utah – or ‘Johnny Utah Brigham’ – is a YouTube sensation. A big bike and snow rider sensation from way back he left the extreme sports game about five years back after a kid on his line got killed riding a mountain (which he was somewhat responsible for) and his sponsors didn’t want to support him anymore. Now, he stays off the alps.
3. Utah befriends Bodhi and his crew on the water – as per the first film – where he catches their eye by way of some trendy water tricks. They’re confused, of course, why a “mountain rider” would even be on the water in the first place (again, a reminder that these guys are more about surfing mountains than surfing waves)
4. Utah’s cover? Um… He spruiks sports drinks. Of course. Bodhi, being a nice guy, doesn’t judge him though.
5. Bodhi still has his ‘big wave’-like dream – in this case, ‘the eight’ essentially a chain of the biggest and baddest things for extreme sportsman to do. These guys all have a death wish, of course, and aren’t afraid to cop out young if it means experiencing the ultimate thrill. And when does it all end? (as one character asks in the film) It doesn’t.
6. All of Bodhi’s bank robbers troupe – Grommet, Roach etc – are back. And yes, most are stick pricks. Most of them refer to Utah as “U-Tube”.
7. With Bodhi’s crew, Utah is talked into riding one scary-ass mountain – just as the storm is approaching, of course. After what happened on his last mountain ride, Utah is naturally dripping with sweat about getting back on a ‘line’. I’m thinking, with a slick cinematographer at the helm, these scenes could look, er, fully sick.
8. Pascal Al Fariq, a millionaire playboy, is kicking about with Bodhi and his band of followers. He buys his way into groups, onto mountains and so on. The rich kid, who owns race horses and whose father is some sort of Larry Ellison-type, has paid for the privilege of kicking around with Bodhi and the guys, and partaking in the same mountain rides, and so on Pascal essentially picks up the bill for everything too; still, none of Bodhi’s troupe has much respect for the kid.
9. There are lots of parties. Lots of boat rages. Lots of hot German chicks. A love interest for Bodhi – of course. And yes, she’s torn between right and wrong herself. Mountain-chasing life is one big party.
10. In addition to the other fun stuff he partakes in with the crims, Utah is slowly seduced by the thrill of doing ‘The Eight’, and, like in the original, becomes somewhat of a best bud to the charming, fearless Bodhi.

What I want to know… who is playing Pappas!?

Will it be good? Anyone’s guess! We’ll find out in 2015.
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 10:59 am
Worst Previews wrote:Gerard Butler Drops Out of "Point Break" Remake

Everything has been going smooth for the upcoming "Point Break" remake. First Gerard Butler signed on to play Bodhi, the role originally played by Patrick Swayze. Then Luke Bracey boarded the project as Johnny Utah, the role previously played by Keanu Reeves. And then finally, Ray Winstone (Noah) joined as Utah's partner, played by Gary Busey in the 1991 original.

There was a script, written by Kurt Wimmer (Law Abiding Citizen) and a director, Ericson Core (Invincible). The plan has been to begin shooting in June. But now comes word that Butler has decided to exit the project due to a scheduling conflict and creative differences.

Producers are still intent on shooting in June and will recast the part in the coming weeks.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:53 pm
this was meant to come out in the middle of the year but will now come out in December.

expected since there hasn't been any new news on the movie lately.
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 12:30 am
my names Johnny Utah. who cares?

not me. this looks ok as a action movie but as a Point Break retry it doesn't.
cast is all wrong, why? they have no screen presence. they look boring.



no, just no! thoughts?
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 12:46 am
It's coming out in December. Star Wars will crush this instantly.

Looks even more Fast and Furious than I was expecting. At least the original Point Break is still relevant and unique in it's own way.

The actor playing Johnny Utah is Australian, looks kind of like Heath Ledger/Paul Walker. Did they want to cast Ledger before he passed on?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:58 am
if this had a different title I wouldn't have a problem with it, but screw you Hollywood!



an actor from the original is in this too, he played Roach. he's not in the new trailer but the first one.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:18 pm
just saw this, not sure what to think but I'm leaning more toward the terrible side.

it's a visually good looking movie with real stunt work but the story is bland, actors are forgettable, no chemistry between characters and only 1 action scene while the original had a few at least. this would have been a better movie if it had a different title and changed the characters names. while they had some good ideas and changed it from just surfing and bank robberies to other sports and crimes. this also could have been a sequel, the guy's name isn't even Utah it's a nick name. they had a cringeworthy part from the original where Johnny fires a gun in the air, omg! all in all this is a remake that no one asked for.

this had a couple of cameos from 2 of the original ex presidents which was the only highlight but too brief.

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they did something different and killed off the love interest and not killing his partner.


a forgettable remake!

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