For reasons still unknown, 1991’s Point Break is being remade and we now have a casting decision. Gerard Butler, of 300 fame, will be playing Bodhi, the free-wheeling skydiver/bank robber played by Patrick Swayze in the original. It’s a toss-up as to whether the mumbling will outpace the overacting, or vice versa.
The original, as you will recall, was a very good action-thriller that has been the subject, often rightfully so, of some ribbing over the years. Sure, Keanu Reeves’ character is named Johnny Utah and the whole film is oh-so-early 90’s, but it’s damn energetic and fun. Plus it has one of the best foot chases ever committed to film and Anthony Kiedis being shot in the foot. Not seeing much room for improvement here.