|Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze in their famous roles|
Several media outlets are reporting that a Point Break remake is in the works. You shouldn't be surprised. After all if they can remake Spider Man after just 3 to 4 years, why can't they remake Point Break circa 1991. It's 20 years old and that's a century in movie years. They've just about squeezed the life out of the 1980s, so the 1990s offers them a plethora of recycled material to force feed a new generation.
After all Point Break isn't necessarily good, but it's not bad either. Point Break is simply a guilty pleasure. As a young teenager, Point Break is the movie in which I developed an albeit brief crush on Keanu Reeves. So I don't really care if they remake Point Break, but the furious pace in which they are remaking films is repugnant. There are so many good books and great screenwriters out there waiting to be discovered. Why, oh why does Hollywood have to revert to remakes and sequels? Perhaps it's time for Hollywood to roll in the red carpet and wrap it up.
Check out Movieline's extended article on the upcoming remake. Next stop Highlander!