Starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Hannibal Buress

An elite team of lifeguards dedicated to keeping the beach safe stumble upon a plot to smuggle in hardcore drugs. The Rock plays their leader, LT Mitch Buchannon, and Efron plays an arrogant party boy who won two gold medals at the Olympics before self-destructing. Meant to be a self-referential, this raunchy remake of the campy hit ’90s show owes a lot to the 21 Jump Street films. I suppose it’s probably the only way to approach this material-an elite lifeguard unit-but the film is not quite funny enough. It’s entertaining. It has the right energy. The cast is fun, but the jokes don’t land, and so the film is merely passable.

 

4 thoughts on “Baywatch (2017, Directed by Seth Gordon) English 5

  1. It looks mediocre from the previews. I’m waiting for a really good film to come out that isn’t a sequel or remake, and actually has an engaging plot and characters. It seems like Hollywood has run out of ideas. 😦

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  2. Agreed. May was a bad month for that. I do think, if you like horror films, the beginning of this year gave us Get Out, Split, and The Void. And next week It Comes at Night comes out.

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