Call me a purist, but it's hard to look at this Point Break remake and think of it as anything other than what it is, despite its obvious attempts to grasp at some deeper meaning.
We're still looking at versions of Johnny Utah and Bodhi, but no longer under the guise of Keanu Reeves (John Wick) and Patrick Swayze. This time, Luke Bracey's Utah will be the FBI agent infiltrating Bodhi's gang of thieves raging against the machine and not only making a political stand, but giving back what they steal to...the masses?
I guess we'll see how that plays out. Bodhi also seems a little less charismatic and a bit more of a mystical type figure, who might see himself less as a bandit and more as a man of faith. I dunno.
This version also appears to be going for the grit. It's taking itself very seriously. While that's all well and good, it's not going to earn it a spot in the cult movie hall of fame and have viewers watching again and again, learning lines by heart.
Just like every movie about a tornado won't be Twister (no offense to Richard Armitrage and his plucky role in Into the Storm), most remakes fail to live up to the awesomeness that was the original, even if that which preceded it wasn't a cinematic masterpiece, but earned a place in viewers hearts over a period of time.