Remember Point Break? Of course you do, it’s one of the greatest films ever made…sort of.
Combining the majesty of surfing, with a story about an undercover agent infiltrating a gang of bank robbers, this modern classic had everything you could ever want in a film (a film, that is, about a man infiltrating a gang of bank-robbing surfer-dudes).
Not only did it showcase Keanu Reeves emotional range, in the most hilarious ways imaginable, it is, Anchorman aside, quite possibly the most quotable movie in the history of the human race.
“Six seconds, or we’re going to be meat waffles.”
“You want me so bad, it’s like acid in your mouth.”
“I caught my first tube today…Sir.”
“This is your wakeup call I AM AN F… B… I AGENT!”
“Lawyers don’t surf.”
“I’m so hungry I could eat the ass end out of a dead rhino…”

Image: Point Break (1991).
Image: Point Break (1991).
We could go on, and on, and on. Endlessly quoting the original Point Break at you, in no particular order, until you forget who you are and what you’re meant to be doing with your life. But, we’re not going to do that.
Instead, we’re here to talk about the Point Break remake. The trailer for this reimagining of the original film, that was released in 1991, dropped this morning and it’s…well…it’s a bit…interesting.

On first viewing, it seems like they’re going for a dark and gritty vibe.
Don’t get us wrong, that approach worked brilliantly on the Christopher Nolan Batman remakes but this tactic is starting to wear a bit thin. We liked the original PB because of its playful garishness, and because it seemed to wink at the audience in a way that said “Yes, we know this is ridiculous.”
On the plus side, it looks like the new Point Break will feature a load more action sports than the original. There’s going to be BASE jumping, and snowboarding, and wing-suit flying, and snowboarding…and, of course, surfing. The makers of the film obviously going for a throw-everything-you-can-at-the-audience approach, and hoping that something sticks.
 We’re all for giving these things a chance, so we’ll hold off on our final judgement until the film comes out in December 2015. That being said, if it doesn’t feature Keanu throwing himself out of an aeroplane without a parachute we’ll angrily fire our gun into the air like Johnny Utah.