Ah the 90s - when hair was big and it was still ok to have action films with actual blood and swearing in them.
For example, 1991's Point Break - a ferociously male testosterone fest, despite being directed by now Oscar-winner Kathryn Bigelow. In it, Keanu Reeves went undercover to join a group of surfing and skydiving bank robbers led by the charasmatic Patrick Swayze. It had awfully cheesy dialogue, a scenery chewing Gary Busey and some gritty and gnarly action.
It's pretty awesome. So naturally its being remade.
The new take on Point Break has been in the works for awhile, with cast and crew coming and coming including Gerard Butler who was first mooted to play the Swayze role of Bodhi. The final cast put Edgar Ramirez (Zero Dark Thirty) in his place and young Aussie Luke Bracey (Home and Away) takes on the role of Johnny Utah.
He's a cop, they're criminals and the first trailer is here. Stick around for comments after the video.
While I still don't think the film really needed a remake, the film actually looks like fun. True the dialogue and characters don't seem up to much - but then they didn't in the original film either. It's pretty clear that 2015's take on the material is more interested in staging insane action scenes, which is something we see all too rarely on the big screen.
They'll skydive and motorcycle and surf their way to success, which in this case is stealing money from the rich because we can't just have regular bank robbers anymore. A fellow called Ericson Core is behind the camera, and he previously shot The Fast and Furious and a bunch of sportsy videos so he knows what he's doing.
Point Break is in cinemas on December 25th 2015 in the US and January 8th 2016 in Ireland and the UK.