We were lucky enough to be invited to a pre-screening of Baywatch starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and thought it was pretty fun!
Initially we had low expectations, because we assumed it'd be all hype no substance, but overall the characters were fun, the acting was fun, the jokes were fun, the action was fun, the storyline and especially editing of the movie could of been improved, but overall we left the cinema in a fun mood.
Bay Watch Review by #BollywoodBabaOfficial ::-- 2.5/5
First of all let me tell you if you are a Dwayne Johnson fan than you would definitely like this one. Because his comic timing is perfect and action scenes are above average. If you are a Priyanka Chopra fan and going watch this film just for her, than don't. I repeat don't. Because your Expectations will come crashing down! Because PC is not utilized as she should be! In short her role is very small!! But she did her job nicely. Beside this all the actors have done thier job quit nicely but Zac Efron stands out and picks up the film at its boring moments with his amazing comic timing and action. So its a one time watch!! And yeah if you belong to typical indian Orthodox family please dont go with family because it A certified film!! #DwayneJohnson#TheRock#Rock#BayWatchReview#BayWatch#PriyankaChopra#PC#Hollywood#Bollywood#HollywoodNews#ZacEfron#PamelaAnderson
It's fair to say that Baywatch was never a great television show. Sure, it was popular but for reasons very different to it actually being a quality show.
When Mitch Buchanan (Dwayne Johnson) butts heads with new recruit Matt Brody (Zac Efron) over how to run Baywatch, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the bay.
As soon as the film started and we see Dwayne Johnson saving someone before Baywatch rises from the sea in giant letters behind him, I immediately thought this was going to be exactly what a Baywatch film should be, if it was to be successful. A self aware comedy made as a parody of the show, in the same way that made the Jump Street films such a critical and financial success.
We get flashes of that formula however, for the most part, Baywatch is just an awful film. Painfully unfunny and not one memorable action sequence means it utterly fails as the action comedy it set out to be, and with a runtime of two hours it becomes one hell of a slog to sit through.
I tried to enjoy it and take it for what it is but the problem is I just can't do that when there seems to be no effort into making the film funny, particularly when watching a comedy. Literally every other joke is a dick joke, including an overly long joke about one of the new recruits getting their dick stuck in a deck chair. I knew it was going to be silly and I didn't have high expectations at all but sadly they weren't even met.
Coming to the performances, Baywatch is absolutely lifeless. Even Dwayne Johnson or Zac Efron, who has shown good comedic timing before, can't save this from becoming the absolute car wreck that it is. Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach and Ilfenesh Hadera are sure nice to look at but the film fails them totally in giving them anything interesting to do.
Overall, I did find some parts of this movie enjoyable, but most of jokes were painfully unfunny and the whole premise of the film is pretty idiotic. But hey, if you like that shit, then go ahead and watch it.