Paramount/Contrafilm/Montecito (Ivan Reitman, Michael Berk,
Douglas Schwartz, Gregory J. Bonnan & Beau Flynn)
USA 🇺🇸 2017
W: Damian Shannon & Mark Swift [based on the television
series created by Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz & Gregory J. Bonann)
DP: Eric Steelberg
Ed: Peter S. Elliott
Mus: Christopher Lennertz
Dwayne Johnson (Mitch Buchannon), Zac Efron (Matt Brody),
Alexandra Daddario (Summer Quinn), Jon Bass (Ronnie Greenbaum), Priyanka Chopra (Victoria Leeds), Kelly Rohrbach (CJ Parker)
Baywatch is not a good film, but neither was the series,
despite being a television staple throughout the 1990's.
Set on the sun-kissed beaches of Emerald Bay, where Lieutenant
of lifeguards Mitch Buchannon oversees the safety of the visitors and is forced to take on three new Baywatch lifeguards, including obnoxious Olympic swimmer Matt a Brody, who he clashes heads
The lifeguard team soon uncover criminal affairs happening on
their watch, but with limited judicial powers they take matters into their own hands to save their beach.
The humour here is very infantile, but as an easy, cheesy
watch it's not the worst film in the world. The part fits Dwayne Johnson surprisingly well, but Zac Efron's "acting skills" stretch as far as flexing and sulking.
If you're looking for two muscular guys going topless at
regular intervals or a bit of suntanned T&A, you've come to the right place. If you're after comedy, watch something else.
David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson, who co-starred in
the original television show Baywatch, make a brief cameo appearances in the movie.