BAYWATCH [ 2017 ], directed by #SethGordon.
Never seen the original series, to be able to compare it, so coming into this movie, I wasn't expecting anything special.
We have a team of life guards at the beach, lead by their all-round great guy Mitch (#DwayneJohnson), sometimes working outside their jurisdiction, going as far as "fighting crime" (it is as funny as it sounds). Once they recruit newcomers, one of which is a down of his luck 2-time Olympic gold medalist Matt Brody (#ZacEfron), they are now facing a new threat in a form of a gorgeous mob lady (beautiful Hindi actress #PriyankaChopra), who's planning on taking over all of the bay.
Mixed with caricature pathos and sometimes silly humor, this, is it comedy or an action movie, you can safely assume thrash, but the thing is, this film is self-aware of itself being stupid, and plays around with it just fine. There is quite a few serious scenes, that this movie's comedic plot is deluted with, so you won't get tired of it being just funny through out and nothing else. Obviously, there is bunch of easter eggs, referring to the series, and I bet every true fan of which may spot with a naked eye.
The cast is actually what makes this movie, surprisingly, enjoyable. You have #TheRock and Efron (who's a freakin' great choice for the role, the guy is extremely talanted), you have some hotness in a form of #AlexandraDaddario (with all her slow motion running scenes, and constant jokes about her tits), a comic relief in a form of #JonBass, and of course, the cameos from #DavidHasselhof and #PamelaAnderson, who were the main stars in the original series. It is immediately noticeable, that all the actors really have fun and have a great time, while making this movie, and it was probably a part-time vacation going side by side with the shooting of the film.
Overall, it's a fun, one-time experrience, which I kinda enjoyed for what it was, even though there ain't nothing special about it.
Try not to compare it to anything, and you'll find this movie watchable. I'll go with a 6/10. It's so much better then I heard. #Baywatch#lifeguard#comedy#action#beach#bay#MattBrody#funny#moviereview#filmreview