Movie Review: ‘Baywatch’ saves the summer

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There’s been a lot of television shows that have been rebooted into a movie franchise of some sort. This is the case yet again with the hit 90’s television show “Baywatch.” For those that didn’t see the original television show, it just followed a team of lifeguards as they balanced drowning, serial killers, endangered animals, murder, petty arguments, sexual tension, and love. It’s also known for running in slow motion down a beach.

”Baywatch” follows the same premise as the television show, except for it doesn’t capture the slow motion boob bouncing as the original. The movie follows the Baywatch lifeguards as they investigate a series of murders that happen at their beach as well as drugs that keep washing up on shore. The movie is an action comedy that takes itself too seriously while at the same time making fun of the fact that they are lifeguards acting like police without any training or jurisdiction to do so. This movie doesn’t know what kind of movie that it wants to be. It works for the movie and at the same time, it also makes you wonder just what you are watching. The movie opens with a guy getting his erect penis stuck in-between the wooden boards in a chair to the intense action sequence involving slow motion diving that shows of dem abs on Zac Efron. At first, it kind of leaves you like “what.the.fuck?” and then you just kind of get used to it.

The cast itself is very good. The comedic timing of everyone is on point. It’s the inappropriate comedy when it’s trying to be serious that hurts the film. Yeah, it helps lighten the mood but it’s too much sometimes.  Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Zac Efron work really well together. I want more of them together. Like give me an entire movie with them and it will be a great movie. The other highlight of the casting is the fact two of the original “Baywatch” cast is in the movie as their characters, whose names are also in the film with two different actors playing them. David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson also interact with the new counterparts but it’s just kind of bland. While no one questions why they share the same names, it still good to see the two big name that made the original series. It also shows that this is a more of a continuation of the franchise.

“Baywatch” is a good movie that is extremely enjoyable to watch. It’s fun to watch but the fact it goes from serious to comedy hurts the good film. The cast is the best part of the films because they work together so well. I hope there’s a sequel because I would love to see more of Dwayne and Zac Efron.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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Zac Efron goes undercover in new ‘Baywatch’ Trailer

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The newest trailer for the greatest lifeguard buddy cop film ever “Baywatch.” Yes, this type exists and it looks like it’s going to be a grand old time. A slow running lifeguard buddy cop film.

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Based off the 90s television show of the same name, which might as well been porn for your eyes because mostly everyone on the show was extremely attractive and wearing tight swimwear, “Baywatch” follows Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Zac Efron starring as two lifeguards who aren’t really getting along but must come together in order to solve a crime that occurred at the beach. There’s probably more to the plot but that literally all they have been showing The Rock and Zefron together. There’s other in the cast but they really aren’t shown in the most of the trailers. There are hints of them here in there but that’s it.

The movie looks funny and an enjoyable time, but there needs to be more to the trailers. While The Rock and Zefron are a good pair together comedically, we get that already. It would be nice to see the duo interact with the other actors in the movie for longer than a couple of seconds. It would also be funny if they would tie in the 90s show somehow into the trailer beside the character’s name.

It also needs to that there’s more to the plot of this film that what the trailer meets the eye. While I don’t want it to reveal it all, I just want to see if the plot of the movie is as transparent as it seems or if there is more to it. If the plot is that thin, then the movie is going to be one of those “it’s funny but stupid fun.” Not like the 21 Jump Street movies where it was funny and had a decent plot.

Overall, the trailer isn’t bad and makes the movie look like it’s going to be an amazing time. It just would be nice to feature more of the cast in the trailer beside The Rock and Zac Efron. We know they are hilarious, but what about the others? The plot leaves more to than imagination that it should.

Here’s the new trailer for you to enjoy:

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