How long would it take to fall off Angel Falls (the world’s biggest waterfall)? What would you think of when plummeting downwards to your inevitable demise? Somehow the conversation with Point Break star Luke Bracey skewed to such morbid questions. Bracey reprises Keanu Reeves’ role as Johnny Utah, an undercover FBI agent who gets too close to his target – the charismatic but dangerous Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez). Much like the original, Utah then begins to question his own allegiance to the institution he swore to uphold versus his newfound friendship. The remake takes the bare-bones plot of the original but adds on a number of practical extreme sports stunts. Dirt biking, paragliding, snow-boarding, wing-suit flying, free-style rock climbing – there’s not an extreme sport the film doesn’t touch upon. Yet it all inevitably rests on catching the next big wave just as Patrick Swayze and Reeves did once before.
In the following interview with Luke Bracey, the actor discusses how he would fare rock climbing, the dueling philosophies of the film and the extreme sports tips he picked up. For the full interview, watch below.
- How would Bracey fare rock climbing up Angel Falls?
- On the dueling philosophies of Johnny Utah and Bodhi.
- What is Bracey’s favorite remake?
- What was the most memorable moment from shooting?
- What extreme sports tips did Bracey pick up?
Here’s the official synopsis for Point Break:
In Alcon Entertainment’s fast-paced, high-adrenaline action thriller “Point Break,” a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill seeking elite athletes, led by the charismatic Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a string of staggering crimes that kill innocent people and send the world’s economy into a tailspin.
Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives to prove they are the callous architects of these inconceivable crimes.
The film is replete with the most daring athleticism ever seen in a motion picture. These action adventure feats are performed by extreme athletes representing the world’s best in class in big-wave surfing, wingsuit flying, sheer-face snowboarding, free rock climbing, and high-speed motorcycling.