Point Break gets a 4K restoration; here’s how we would do a sequel

Last Updated on November 21, 2023

Point Break is widely considered one of the greatest action movies ever made. Kathryn Bigelow’s epic 1991 action film is getting a gorgeous 4K restoration courtesy of Shout Factory, which should make the movie look better than ever. Speaking as a fan, I can’t wait to get my hands on a 4K version of the film to watch Keanu Reeves’ Johnny Utah infiltrate a team of bank-robber surfers in ultra-high definition. I genuinely feel like it’s one of the best movies of its era, with the late, great Patrick Swayze particularly iconic as the zen master surf guru/ bank robber Bodhi.

A little while ago, the movie was remade terribly, in an iteration I humbly refer to as Point Fake (I’m surprised that never caught on). I think folks have mostly forgotten that movie by now, and with Keanu Reeves still dominating the action genre with John Wick, why not do a sequel?

I think Point Break would be the perfect 90s film to sequelize. Reeves is more popular than ever, and Kathryn Bigelow is also an A-lister, even if she has not made a movie since Detroit in 2017. The ending has always left the possibility of a wide-open sequel, with Johnny Utah flinging his FBI badge into the sea after watching Bodhi die in the open ocean chasing that perfect wave.

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Here’s my idea for a sequel:

In the decades since quitting the FBI, Utah has become the surfing zen master that Bodhi always wanted to be, albeit one without the need to chase that constant adrenaline high. I see him with long hair, living on the beach, and having a massive group of acolytes. In a sequel, Utah could encounter another violent crew of surfers whose flash and lifestyle threaten to corrupt someone close to him (maybe a daughter who could be in the FBI?). Thus, Utah could go back into action.

Granted, I’m not a screenwriter, but Keanu Reeves is as cool as ever, and with him taking an extended break from John Wick, now would be an excellent time for him to climb on the surfboard for one last wave. That said, I personally don’t want a Point Break 2 unless Bieglow is directing, so that’s the caveat.

How would you tackle Point Break 2? Let us know in the comments.

Source: JoBlo

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Chris Bumbray began his career with JoBlo as the resident film critic (and James Bond expert) way back in 2007, and he has stuck around ever since, being named editor-in-chief in 2021. A voting member of the CCA and a Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic, you can also catch Chris discussing pop culture regularly on CTV News Channel.