Broadsheet Trailer Park: Point Break

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What you may need to know

1. The original Point Break (1991) is perhaps the most ridiculous action movie ever made. It’s a masterpiece.

2. So why not do a remake set against the world of extreme sports? BECAUSE IT’S A HORRIBLE IDEA.

3. The new Johnny Utah? Luke Bracey. He lacks the depth, subtlety and nuance of a Keanu Reeves.

4. @1’54 Ray Winstone, getting paid.

5. @1’56 Hollywood Exec: ‘Get me the chick from Twilight! All right, get me someone who looks like the chick from Twilight!

6. Gerard Butler was originally going to play the Swayze role, but he bailed. When Gerard Butler bails, you know you’re in trouble.

7. Suggested tagline: There will be jumping. Lots of jumping.

8. Broadsheet Prognosis: What? No Gary Busey cameo?

Release date:
Christmas

21 thoughts on “Broadsheet Trailer Park: Point Break

    1. Paulus

      +1 . . . . or Wesley Snipes for that matter. Is it a good thing that I had to look it up to remember the name of Drop Zone?

  1. Skerries

    needs scenes of lying on the ground shooting your gun while screaming as parodied in Hot Fuzz

  2. Murtles

    “He lacks the depth, subtlety and nuance of a Keanu Reeves”
    Wait was there another 1991 film because poor Keanu has neither depth, subtlety and if a nuance sat on him and wriggled he wouldn’t know what it was. And yet I loved hime in the film. Boo remake, boooooooo.

  3. rotide

    I’m resigned to being the only person on earth that thinks that not only is Point Break absolute crap, but it’s not enjoyable for being crap.

    its just crap. As is this remake, but that doesn’t need repeating surely.

    “I beleive that like me, these criminals have awesome tattoos are extreme athletes”

    give me strength

    1. Mani

      As loathe as I am to agree with you it’s an average movie at best. About a half hour too long, dreadful dialogue and poor charracterisation. If memory serves it does feature the killing of two red hot chili peppers, so every cloud etc.

  4. Caroline

    When Point Break came out I decided not to go see it in favour of “Shattered”, starring Tom Berenger and Tom Berenger’s cryogenically-frozen head. What swung it was that the listing in the Evening Press contained a stern request from the cinema management that patrons “please refrain from spoiling the surprise ending”.

    Oops.

  5. Shane O'Grady

    Cameo by ‘Roach’ from the original at 38sec. I don’t care what the snobs say. Not every movie has to be a cerebral, Sundance, hipster masterpiece. Movies like the original Point Break are good ‘fun’. I’d rarely pass on the chance to watch a rerun of it or The Godfather II for completely different reasons. Isn’t that allowed? In that context however, I can’t see this being a better sequel than the original.

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