Director : Seth Gordon
Producer(s) : Ivan Reitman, Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz, Gregory J. Bonann and Beau Flynn
Main Cast : Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Jon Bass, Ilfenesh Hadera and Priyanka Chopra
Genre : Drama/Comedy
Release Date : May 25, 2017
Music Director : Director: Christopher Lennertz
Awesome-o-metre : 4.8/10
REVUE OF BAY WATCH
Baywatch follows the adventures of an elite team of lifeguards at the Emerald Bay led by Lt. Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) who on a routine patrol of the beach finds a pack of drugs washed up on the shore and he suspects that Victoria Leeds (Priyanka Chopra) may be using her business as a front for dealing drugs. To bust this ring, Mitch enlists the help of his team especially Matt (Efron) a headstrong Olympic medalist doing community service.
Yet again, Hollywood has gone to dig up an old favorite of the 90s and made it into a movie expecting to tap into the audience’s nostalgia to make money. However, just like Power Rangers this one too was not all it was touted to be. The plot of the movie was basic and quite shallow and we had to lean on the R rated humor for any sort of entertainment.
Even though this movie attempted to spoof the series which ran in the early 90s and starred David Hasselhoff, they did try to mute the premise of that series which was women running on the beach in swim suits. I am not so sure that this was a good thing because let’s be honest, the reason we watched Baywatch was to see Pam Anderson and Carmen Electra run in slow mo with boobs swaying. However, these days we have other ways to take care of such cravings and our titillation desires have gotten more advanced . so this movie was wrongly timed because its premise no longer resonates with us. To be fair to them, athletic bodies alone with a little action thrown in was always going to be quite a hard sell. Standards are quite higher now.
The highlight of the movie for me was the cameo appearance of the cast of the old series, other than that…nothing.
Let me not sha spoil it for you get your ticket here and go see it for yourself.