Beaches Ain't Ready
Beaches Ain't Ready


D: Seth Gordon

Paramount/Contrafilm/Montecito (Ivan Reitman, Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz, Gregory J. Bonnan & Beau Flynn)

USA 🇺🇸 2017

116 mins


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 with.

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.


The cast of Baywatch
The cast of Baywatch
Did You Know:
David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson, who co-starred in the original television show Baywatch, make a brief cameo appearances in the movie.