“I think it’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. I got a phone call from my manager: ‘Why did you dis the new ‘Point Break‘?’ Because that’s bullshit! That’s some stupid shit right there!” Lori Petty said to THR earlier this year about her thoughts on the redo of Kathryn Bigelow‘s cult fave movie. Frankly, that’s how many people feel about this effort in general, but the filmmakers hope the visceral thrills in the film will convert the doubters.
In the fast-paced, high-adrenaline “Point Break,” a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill-seeking elite athletes – led by the charismatic Bodhi (Édgar Ramírez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a spate of crimes in extremely unusual ways. Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives to prove they are the architects of this string of inconceivable crimes. The film is replete with the most daring athleticism ever seen in a motion picture. These action adventure feats are performed by elite athletes representing the world’s best in class in big-wave surfing, wingsuit flying, sheer-face snowboarding, free rock climbing, and high-speed motorcycling.