Devotees of action “bromance” Point Break have said next year’s remake is a chance to finally get the classic action thriller right.
Fans hit the social networks to voice their support for the new version, which they hope will replace the original’s nailbiting bank raid, heartstopping chase sequences and thrilling surf scenes with something good this time.
Producers of the new film say that by subtituting CGI trickery for the skydiving scene they can have the film in cinemas early next year.
Kathryn Bigelow said: “I am thrilled that the Point Break remake – and indeed all the cast and crew of the original – have a shot at redemption. I can’t bear to watch our movie because all that goes through my mind is how did we f*** this up?”
Original producer James Cameron said: “As the years roll by, it’s easier to see the holes in Point Break 1991 – the chemistry between Swayze and Reeves, the pitch perfect action scenes, the beautiful, melancholy settings, and the poignant final scene in Australia.
“I hope they get that young guy from Gossip Girl. And that other guy from How I Met Your Mother. And somebody goddamn young for the role of Angelo – I mean who wants an old guy with tons of character like Gary Busey? I’m thinking a 25-year-old, max.”
A source within the Swayze family said that Point Break 1991 was never mentioned in the household as its enduring popularity, box-office success and cherished place within American movie lore made it “a stain on Patrick’s memory”.
Movie lover Jan Crozier, 44, of Aldershot, Hampshire, said: “Every time I watch this movie I find my pulse racing with ambivalence, my nerves jangling with boredom, my eyes crying with apathy. And every time Bodhi dies I look at my family and we all just go: ‘Er, remake please!’”
And Gary Gibson, 40, of Elk City, Oklahoma, told The Daily News: “It’s a fair bet that Swayze and Reeves will be replaced two bland young actors with no character whatsoever. You want my opinion, that’s a good thing. The star of Point Break this time round will be the CGI. Now we’ll see some real stunts.
“I can’t believe [original Point Break director] Kathryn Bigelow even thought about making the first film without CGI, even though CGI was just around the corner. Without it, the first film is just too real – if I wanted reality I’d go see a Michael Moore documentary.”
Gibson said he is also looking forward to the Footloose remake, released in the UK next month.
“The dancing could be a lot faster. Hopefully with modern digital trickery they can speed it right up.”
He would also love to see “Pulp Fiction done properly, with all the different threads re-edited into one linear storyline, the way it should have been done in the first place”.Tweet