- Origin: 10/25
- Story: 5/25
- Camera/SFX: 9/25
- Performance: 14/25
Baywatch follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Johnson) as he butts heads with a brash new recruit (Efron). Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.
- Rated: R( (Language throughout and sexuality/nudity)
- Genre: Action, Adventure and Comedy
- Directed by: Seth Gordan
- Written by: Robert Ben Garant, Justin Malen, Damian Shannon, Barry Schwartz and Mark Swift
- Release date: 25th May, 2017 (Wide)
- Length: 116 minutes
- Studio: Paramount Pictures
|Dwayne Johnson||Mitch Buchannon|
|Zac Efron||Matt Brody|
|Priyanka Chopra||Victoria Leeds|
|Alexandra Daddario||Summer Quinn|
|Kelly Rohrbach||CJ Parker|
|Ilfenesh Hadera||Stephanie Holden|
|Jon Bass||Ronnie Greenbaum|
It quite a bit of the spark that the original Baywatch had, it had a good intention of the film and tried to spicy up the lifeguard life. I liked that it used modern day issues of the drug trade and capitalism as a focus for the problems of the film. However, I don’t think it was executed well enough, it became ridiculous and seemed is was in a drug bust film rather than a lifeguard film.
To credit this film, I was highly entertained at many moments the one line jokes were good and it worked well at a comedy film. However, the structure of this story was poor and had no meaning or any reason for us to connect too much to the characters. It tried to recreate the old films where it was about sexy bodies and great action shots. In the modern day we look for a story we can go on a journey and explore things that excite us.
The first few mixtures of the film shows the extent of the effects in this film, sloppy and just cheesy. The title sequence was out of place compared to the realistic looking Dwayne Johnson. The action shots in this film were dramatic and did make a statement, sadly it heavily relied on them and once an action shot had finished there was nothing else after it to keep flow going.
Dwayne Johnson was a good leading role and has proven many times why he moved from wrestling to acting, he played the friendly leader role very well and seemed to enjoy his time filming. To be honest the main cast had a good chemistry between one another and it made the comedy and character interactions better. However, the main villain, Priyanka Chopra, was cheesy and had no real presence. The character was 2 dimensional and didn’t feel like a threat, I felt the cop was more of a obstacle than her. Other smaller characters didn’t bring much either, they were outshined by the Baywatch gang.