Discussion in 'The Pub' started by jnepo1, May 27, 2015.
I enjoyed the original, but this remake far exceeds the original:
wasn't the first one bad enough?
I thought this remake looked lame based on the trailer. It's just an excuse to put a bunch of "extreme sports" into a movie. The first one was novel, albeit not very good.
My synopsis based on the trailer:
If you combined the original Point Break with Mission Impossible, then removed the star power and every other redeeming quality from both movies, this is what it would look like.
They already remade it, it was called The Fast and the Furious.
Is that James Le Gros I see asking "why not escape like a normal person?" Sure looks like him. Thought he died in the desert.
This is what I get as well. The 1991 one was killer. Swayze as Bohdi and Keanu as Johnny Utah was a very good match. I was 19 at the time and loved it!
Can Linkin Park cover Nobody Rides for Free?
And it has flying people. Like Tom Cruise in a starfish suit.
Only good thing about the original movie was a bunch of guys I knew at the Perris Valley DZ got stunt work. "Money for nothing and Jumps for free!" was the theme song then...
Sure it's goofy, cheesy, but I love that movie.
Can't wait to never see it.
Exceeds in what way? Do you mean literally, as in "This version is much more excessive even than the original"? The trailer definitely back that up.
Bigelow's film has a lot going for it cinematically (meaning in terms of film style -- mise en scene, camera movement, editing, and the like), regardless of what one might think about the believability or realism (or lack thereof) of the story. It's even one of the few movies that makes productive use of Keanu Reeves' inherent sort of cipher quality when on screen, while capturing the magnetism and malevolence Swayze was capable of and rarely got to display. It is a model for how limited actors can work well in a well executed work.
Based on the trailer for the new version, it looks like it succumbs to the notion of "awesome" that in a sense the original observed and critiqued.
Yup, it's a classic have-to-watch-when-it's-on type of movie.
"We had times"
So many classic lines.
"Utah! Get me two!"
Watched the trailer. A bunch of extreme sport athletes playing modern day Robin Hoods. ripping off big corporations while the young stud FBI agent infiltrates the group and tries to take them down. Action ensues,....
How can that be bad?
"Utah! Get me two!!"
...your going down Bodhi..!!
"Bodhi! This is your wakeup call,...I AM AN F-B-I AGENT!"
OMFG !!! 3D !!! Hell Yeah !