Last night the new trailer for the Point Break remake hit the Internet. It seems that Hollywood is constantly remaking its classics. and the nostalgia for the original definitely crept into the TGR office this morning. From the terrible acting, surf language, and War Child, there is almost too much to love about this movie. So, to celebrate, we compiled a list of the five things you will not see in the Point Break remake that made the original such a cult classic.
#1: Keanu Reeves Acting Range
Johnny Utah is arguably Keanu's greatest performance to date. The monotone delivery of emotional lines and general air of confusion Utah projected was a bold acting choice for Reeves. New Johnny Utah, Luke Bracey, has large shoes to fill at the helm of the new Point Break.
#2: The Red Hot Chili Peppers
The fight of the century was not Ali v. Frazier, it was actually Swayze v. Kiedis. Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers was one of the members of the locals only surf crew, including fan favorite "War Child." Chances are we will not see the Chili Peppers front man in the remake, but I did hear a rumor that Justin Bieber is going to play an aggressive boogie-boarding tourist...
#3: The Fifty Year Storm
A fifty year storm only comes once every fifty years. It has only been twenty-four since the first Point Break premiered in 1991. We will have to wait for another twenty-six years to see redemption on this massive swell.
#4: Patrick Swayze as Bodhi
This one will not come as a surprise, but Patrick Swayze delivers the most memorable performance in the original Point Break. He provided a whole generation of degenerates with the diction to rebel against the man. Unfortunately, he is not coming back. RIP Swayze.
#5: Gary Busey's Comic Relief
Although the ridiculous dialogue provided most of the laughs in this film, Gary Busey provided excellent comic relief throughout. Who couldn't forget him chastising Utah over the radio for picking up chicks or asking for two meatball subs while on a stakeout. We are going to miss you Busey.