Ericson Core to direct 'Point Break' remake
Wait, they're remaking 'Point Break?'
I know about some of the films Paramount has in it's "to be made" file, and it is beyond frustrating that with this massive amount of original material, they continue to make and re-make old stuff. As an example, there is a book called "The Alienist" if you have never heard of it, you should read it, it is amazing. Paramount (at last glance) had the film rights to this amazing story, yet it is not even on the drawing board yet. What are they thinking? make new stuff, forget re-makes. Oh and when you make a film based on a book, follow the book, it's what the public wants to see, not "your" version o the book.
(Shaking my head sadly at the news of yet another unnecessary movie re-make...)
Point Break is actually kind of special to me. It reminds of me of my 15 and 16-year-old years (I am now 39) and really is the only movie that sticks out to me from that time. This was a time when I didn't sit and critique movies and I wasn't hoping to see Oscar-Worthy performances. All I wanted was to have a good time and see some action. I thought Keanu Reeves was so good. I looked up to Patrick Swayze. I wanted to be these guys. I couldn't surf, but I would take the boogie board out at night and think of them as I rode the waves off the Rhode Island coastline. I would repeat to myself, "some shoot for it, some snort for it, but all you got to do is jump...and your are like this big...or, he's not coming back." Juvenile yes; but I was a juvenile and Point Break was just awesome to me. I was young, dumb, and full of curiosity!
Frankly, I really don't care if they make a re-make. It will not effect my memories of that great time in my life. My guess is if I was 39 when Point Break came out it would certainly not have the same effect on me. Usually when you show a kid today a movie from 20 years ago they have very little interest. I know I didn't care about the movies from before my time (now I do). Perhaps the new Point Break will bring something different and fresh to the 16-year-olds of today; give them their own Pont Break moment. I don't see it as a sacrilege, but perhaps more of a tribute. It is a fun story - and good stories get told over and over again. They have for hundreds of years....so bring it on I say...."two, thank you, Utah - get me 2!"
They've already remade once, they called it "The Fast and The Furious". Just replace surfing with street racing and you have the same movie.
I agree with all that have posted here already. Not only was the "original" Point Break great but how do you top its "originality? Honestly, I could be a studio executive. How do these guys retain their employment? They are worse than the Congress we have. Absolutely nothing comes across as an original idea. Seems like they tie their success to others that preceded them. And it isn't only the movie studios, ot also happens with television. What is with vampires anyway. NBC had a show called Southland and they canceled it because it was too intense. TNT picked it up and I applaud them. That is the most original police drama on TV. Instead NBC replaces it with more 'reality shows".
I am also surprized that they have not re-made MASH. Or Happy Days. or Gunsmoke. Or how about ..............