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December 8, 2015

Point Break Remake: Doomed to Fail?


Very few of us can say we look forward to remakes and there’s usually a pretty good reason for it too.

None of them have been particularly great and rarely live up to the originals. The interesting thing is, they don’t make much money either which makes me wonder why does Hollywood keep remaking movies that no one wants remade?

Point Break is the latest 90’s movie to get the treatment and will be watered down for the modern generation. A cast of nobodies, a PG-13 rating and a horrible colour filter make it look totally forgettable and I won’t be in any rush to see it.


Rather than going on about how remakes suck though, there is a simple solution… don’t watch them. I know we are sometimes curious to see what it’s going to be like but even if you’re going to see it for curiosity you are still contributing to its success and giving the filmmakers money.

I’ve seen nothing from this new Point Break that even makes me curious so I won’t be supporting it at the box office. If it even had anyone interesting in it then it might at least be worth a rental but nope, I don’t know if I’ll even do that.

All you need to do is take a look at the comments on our Facebook page and you’ll see that fans aren’t exactly looking forward to it either.

The original Point Break was a cheesy but awesome actioner with spectacular aerial photography and action scenes from director Kathryn Bigelow. Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves’ on-screen bromance was fun to watch and you could understand why Johnny Utah was so taken by Bodhi’s way of life.

It still stands up well and because it’s all real stunts then it hasn’t really dated. We all know that it was also already remade and called The Fast & the Furious which begs the question, why bother?

Apparently there is an “exciting extreme sports” aspect but it’s going to take more than that to entice audiences to go see it.

I don’t see this being a hit at the box office; the lack of any star power and the negative publicity surrounding it since its very announcement doesn’t make me want to rush out and see it.

So if we don’t want them to keep remaking our favourite movies then simply don’t go to see this film and it will quickly be forgotten.

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Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone. We also want to help promote new talent whether you're making blockbusters, low-budget Indie movies or fan films; if it's action, it's awesome.



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