AMC Movie News editor-in-chief John Campea has three rules-of-thumb for whether a film stands as a good candidate to be remade. It should be at least 20 years old. It should be a film which most people in the modern audience have not seen. And it should be a story that would benefit from retelling with modern tools.
Believe it or not, Point Break is nearly 25 years old. As classic as some may consider the Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze thrill-seeking bank heist film, most kids nowadays probably have not seen it. As the above trailer indicates, the story may be enhanced by a modern re-imagining.
This time around, it’s about more than just surfing, and the crime is more nuanced than simply stealing cash. Whether those added details contribute to an effective film, we’ll learn this Christmas.