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2013-04-11 09:38:38 AM  
Mess with Point Break all you want but you better not touch:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-04-11 09:40:06 AM  
I won't argue that it was a no-holds-barred adrenaline fuelled thrill-ride, but there's no way that you could perpetrate that amount of carnage and mayhem and not incur a considerable amount of paperwork.
 
2013-04-11 09:44:20 AM  

EyeballKid: I won't argue that it was a no-holds-barred adrenaline fuelled thrill-ride, but there's no way that you could perpetrate that amount of carnage and mayhem and not incur a considerable amount of paperwork.


Having Swayze cast against type was a stroke of genius.  Who could fill that role today?
 
2013-04-11 09:44:45 AM  
It's not like it's Roadhouse.
 
2013-04-11 09:46:00 AM  

FrancoFile: EyeballKid: I won't argue that it was a no-holds-barred adrenaline fuelled thrill-ride, but there's no way that you could perpetrate that amount of carnage and mayhem and not incur a considerable amount of paperwork.

Having Swayze cast against type was a stroke of genius.  Who could fill that role today?


Chris Hemsworth.

Also, who the fark are you quoting subtard?
 
2013-04-11 09:46:32 AM  
It's got surfing, skydiving, bank robberies and the combined talents of all time greats Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves and Lori Petty!  How can you go wrong?
 
2013-04-11 09:46:45 AM  
They already did a remake of Point Break. It was called The Fast and the Furious.
 
2013-04-11 09:49:33 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: FrancoFile: EyeballKid: I won't argue that it was a no-holds-barred adrenaline fuelled thrill-ride, but there's no way that you could perpetrate that amount of carnage and mayhem and not incur a considerable amount of paperwork.

Having Swayze cast against type was a stroke of genius.  Who could fill that role today?

Chris Hemsworth.

Also, who the fark are you quoting subtard?


.......I would actually pay money to see that
 
2013-04-11 09:51:43 AM  

thetrenchcoat: It's not like it's Roadhouse.


back off warchild!
 
2013-04-11 09:51:46 AM  

stoli n coke: They already did a remake of Point Break. It was called The Fast and the Furious.


www.profilebrand.com
 
2013-04-11 09:51:50 AM  
I love Point Break. I've loved Point Break both ironically and unironically for years. I watched it whenever it was on when I was growing up and I distinctly remember having an argument with a friend of mine while I was college because he didn't like it. I didn't understand what wasn't to like. It's a cool action movie and a cheesy action movie all at the same time. I think it walks the line between camp and sincerity very well.
 
2013-04-11 09:54:32 AM  
Great movie.  But I'm not against remaking it because it's an untouchable classic, only because I'm farking sick of unnecessary remakes.
 
2013-04-11 09:54:49 AM  
if there is one thing the NK situation has reminded me, it is that there are lunatic dictators around the world holding the world hostage by nukes, but hollywood never makes movies about that.

I mean serious movies about how these dictators starve their own people just to build nukes to blackmail the rest of the world and how they are batshiat crazy.  Not tongue-in-cheek action like James Bond or Austin Powers.  I'd like to see something between Dr Zhivago, Zero Dark Thirty and Schindler's List, but dealing with NK or Iran or pre-revolutionary Libya.

Instead, just a bunch of remakes.
 
2013-04-11 09:55:43 AM  

Ivandrago: I love Point Break. I've loved Point Break both ironically and unironically for years. I watched it whenever it was on when I was growing up and I distinctly remember having an argument with a friend of mine while I was college because he didn't like it. I didn't understand what wasn't to like. It's a cool action movie and a cheesy action movie all at the same time. I think it walks the line between camp and sincerity very well.



Nicely put.
 
2013-04-11 09:56:23 AM  
Is there a demand for this? Even a little bit? Sure there's a demand for fun action movies but how farking hard could it be to come up with a new ridiculous action movie plot?
 
2013-04-11 09:57:21 AM  

stoli n coke: They already did a remake of Point Break. It was called The Fast and the Furious.


That comment was already made on another website.  It's called Ain't It Cool News.
 
2013-04-11 09:57:34 AM  

EyeballKid


I won't argue that it was a no-holds-barred adrenaline fuelled thrill-ride, but there's no way that you could perpetrate that amount of carnage and mayhem and not incur a considerable amount of paperwork.


"You don't mind a bit of manpower, do you, Doris?"
 
2013-04-11 09:59:02 AM  
Whew... based on the headline I thought Keanu Reeves had died.
 
2013-04-11 10:00:39 AM  
Point Break was kind of ground breaking for it's time.  I love it, with the exception of Lori Petty.  Something about her performance drives me nuts.  Tank Girl may have something to do with it.
 
2013-04-11 10:03:10 AM  

drewbob21: Whew... based on the headline I thought Keanu Reeves had died.


You'll find that Matrix will be considered untouchable classic, instead of just a movie where a mean lady in tight pants finds 100 different ways to say "hurry" for 2 hours.
 
2013-04-11 10:04:01 AM  
How can any movie that has Nazi sufer punks, a lead character named Johnny Utah and a Red Hot Chilli Pepper not be a classic?
 
2013-04-11 10:05:08 AM  
I don't know. I have been avoiding the "Red Dawn" and "Total Recall" remakes because the originals are just so goddamn good, just the right amount of quirk, action, and obvious acting/writing, not to mention some of the greatest cinema personalities ever, (Swayze, Keanu, The Governator, hell even Busey). I caught parts of "Total Recall" on television last week and thought, "how the hell can you improve on this".
 
2013-04-11 10:07:01 AM  
From the cinematographer of Daredevil and the screen writer of the Total Recall remake...   sounds like a winner here folks.
 
2013-04-11 10:10:41 AM  

TrainingWheelsNeeded: I don't know. I have been avoiding the "Red Dawn" and "Total Recall" remakes because the originals are just so goddamn good, just the right amount of quirk, action, and obvious acting/writing, not to mention some of the greatest cinema personalities ever, (Swayze, Keanu, The Governator, hell even Busey). I caught parts of "Total Recall" on television last week and thought, "how the hell can you improve on this".


I can tell you right now that the remake of Red Dawn should have died during MGM's money issues. That movie was horrible, terrible on a level I cannot even begin to describe
 
2013-04-11 10:11:04 AM  
It's not an "untouchable classic".  It's not really that good, as a film.  But it is a unique product of its time and has a cult following for whom no remake could ever replace it.  When it comes to remakes, ask:  why? Why do it?  Is there a point to remaking this picture?  When it comes to something like "Point Break", I don't think there is.
 
2013-04-11 10:14:50 AM  

TrainingWheelsNeeded: I caught parts of "Total Recall" on television last week and thought, "how the hell can you improve on this".


A forth boob.
 
2013-04-11 10:15:46 AM  

TrainingWheelsNeeded: I don't know. I have been avoiding the "Red Dawn" and "Total Recall" remakes because the originals are just so goddamn good, just the right amount of quirk, action, and obvious acting/writing, not to mention some of the greatest cinema personalities ever, (Swayze, Keanu, The Governator, hell even Busey). I caught parts of "Total Recall" on television last week and thought, "how the hell can you improve on this".


One remake that's out there that I think is worth everyone's time is Dredd. Check it out, very very well done.
 
2013-04-11 10:16:52 AM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse: TrainingWheelsNeeded: I don't know. I have been avoiding the "Red Dawn" and "Total Recall" remakes because the originals are just so goddamn good, just the right amount of quirk, action, and obvious acting/writing, not to mention some of the greatest cinema personalities ever, (Swayze, Keanu, The Governator, hell even Busey). I caught parts of "Total Recall" on television last week and thought, "how the hell can you improve on this".

I can tell you right now that the remake of Red Dawn should have died during MGM's money issues. That movie was horrible, terrible on a level I cannot even begin to describe


The Total Recall remake is also a steaming pile.
 
2013-04-11 10:17:03 AM  

karmachameleon: It's not an "untouchable classic".  It's not really that good, as a film.  But it is a unique product of its time and has a cult following for whom no remake could ever replace it.  When it comes to remakes, ask:  why? Why do it?  Is there a point to remaking this picture?  When it comes to something like "Point Break", I don't think there is.


I agree. How can you recast Busey? He was the right combination of believable and crazy. It helps that everyone now knows Busey is a nut and it only adds depth to his character. Of course no one would believe Busey about bank robbing surfers, you'd have to be crazy to believe something that like that. 
What actor now can pull that off? Charlie Sheen? He's crazy, but I don't think he's the right kind of crazy. He's coke and hookers crazy, Busey is paranoid crazy.
 
2013-04-11 10:18:12 AM  
vaya con dios

I love that movie.
 
2013-04-11 10:18:34 AM  
I only ask that the lead be called Johnny Utah and that they find room for Gary Busey, given he's insurable at this point.
 
2013-04-11 10:20:05 AM  

Ivandrago: What actor now can pull that off? Charlie Sheen? He's crazy, but I don't think he's the right kind of crazy. He's coke and hookers crazy, Busey is paranoid crazy.


Simple just get Busey to do it again
 
2013-04-11 10:20:08 AM  
I am an F B I agent!
 
2013-04-11 10:21:24 AM  
Have you ever fired your gun up in the air and gone "Ahhhhh!" subby?
 
2013-04-11 10:21:34 AM  
point break doesn't need a remake.  It holds up well as an action film and as a slice of 90's awesome.  It was very much a product of its time, but it could have been filmed yesterday as well.  I have an HD copy of the film and it STILL looks amazing, as amazing as it did in theaters all those years ago.  Hell, it probably looks BETTER.

Hell, pull a Jurassic Park and re-release the original to theaters.

It isn't the best movie evar or anything but it is a very solid action movie as good or better than anything that has come out recently.

And hey, Swayze in his prime.
 
2013-04-11 10:21:55 AM  

Turfshoe: I am an F B I agent!


I caught my first tube today... Sir.
 
2013-04-11 10:22:53 AM  
That movie always made me wonder how one goes to law school on a football scholarship.
 
2013-04-11 10:23:49 AM  

Bag-o-Nugs: The Total Recall remake is also a steaming pile.


I'm a movie nut, so I try to watch everything even if I know in advance its likely going to be a steaming pile of shiat, but I have avoided that one so far. Its still sitting there, waiting on my media PC. I am afraid if I start it up my roku might suddenly burst into flames.
 
2013-04-11 10:24:09 AM  
They're blowing it, man. They're breaking their own rules!

mushu.blogspirit.com
 
2013-04-11 10:24:29 AM  
"I live my life one quarter mile at a time"

Classic line.

/wait, what?
 
2013-04-11 10:25:33 AM  

Knight of the Woeful Countenance: TrainingWheelsNeeded: I don't know. I have been avoiding the "Red Dawn" and "Total Recall" remakes because the originals are just so goddamn good, just the right amount of quirk, action, and obvious acting/writing, not to mention some of the greatest cinema personalities ever, (Swayze, Keanu, The Governator, hell even Busey). I caught parts of "Total Recall" on television last week and thought, "how the hell can you improve on this".

One remake that's out there that I think is worth everyone's time is Dredd. Check it out, very very well done.


Dredd is not a remake.  The original Judge Dredd movie is a pile of shiat better left forgotten.

/yes, the new Dredd flick is fantastic.
 
2013-04-11 10:27:19 AM  
hmmm...well, if you haven't seen this movie...my link is a spoiler.
 
2013-04-11 10:27:31 AM  
They won't capture the magic again IMO...Swayze "off type" was the focal key...it was just a perfect blend, even Busey was perfect in it! That type of mix does not occur much, and makes Point Break a real gem.

I'm not opposed to remakes in general, the Total Recall one with my most hated actor (Colin ?) was actually enjoyable, though not near as good as the original. They should be remaking movies that didn't quite click the first time around...Point Break is close to perfection in it's own way, and there's no improving that.

I'd like to see a Rocky Horror remake...modernized.
 
2013-04-11 10:27:43 AM  
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Also, Go Bucks!
 
2013-04-11 10:29:32 AM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse: Bag-o-Nugs: The Total Recall remake is also a steaming pile.

I'm a movie nut, so I try to watch everything even if I know in advance its likely going to be a steaming pile of shiat, but I have avoided that one so far. Its still sitting there, waiting on my media PC. I am afraid if I start it up my roku might suddenly burst into flames.


It isn't THAT bad.  It has some nifty effects and some decent acting, at least as decent as the original.  It is just unnecessary.  The original film simply holds up too well and the remake suffers because of it.  In a world where the original classic never existed, the remake would be held as a very solid if forgettable sci-fi action movie.
 
2013-04-11 10:30:37 AM  

stoli n coke: They already did a remake of Point Break. It was called The Fast and the Furious.


Okie-dokie - I can see this point has already been made.  My work is done.
 
2013-04-11 10:35:07 AM  
It was only ever good at the Point Break theater in San Francisco where people would get up and act out Keanu's better than Keanu. For those of you who have never been to San Francisco yes that was a thing.
 
2013-04-11 10:36:25 AM  

Weidbrewer: stoli n coke: They already did a remake of Point Break. It was called The Fast and the Furious.

Okie-dokie - I can see this point has already been made.  My work is done.


The problem here is this -

F&F is as good an action film as PB even tho is IS the same damn film...  even down to the chick working at the sandwich shop.

Paul Walker has nothing on Keanu tho.  Neither are exceptionally good actors but dear lord Paul Walker stinks.
 
2013-04-11 10:37:12 AM  

arbitterm: It was only ever good at the Point Break theater in San Francisco where people would get up and act out Keanu's better than Keanu. For those of you who have never been to San Francisco yes that was a thing.


i can see that.  "Tell 'Nam stories"
 
2013-04-11 10:42:53 AM  
Just as long as they bring John C. McGinley back, and retain all of his lines.

/and yes, subby, you bother me!
 
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