2017

Baywatch can be a hit & miss to some but it was entertaining & charming as a whole.

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FILM INFO

BAYWATCH is a story of lifeguard Mitch who found struggle working with a new recruit in the group. Together, they will uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of the place. This movie adaptation is directed by Seth Gordon under Paramount Pictures.

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Priyanka Chopra, Jon Bass & Hannibal Buress.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy

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WHAT I LIKE?

Well, for fans of the show, you will feel nostalgic on this modern revamp and will be pleased to see cameos of the old Baywatch crew. Overall, it was entertaining and charming to begin with. Lowering expectations will somehow save you from disappointment on this movie. Plot-wise, Baywatch focused on the shallow side and invested more on green jokes, gross out humor and R-18 stuff. Well, the movie will appeal to a more mature audience. Conversations are very light and funny at times. The conflict was down-sized into something that could fit in a normal running time of a movie. It was fast-paced and it was more or less relevant to the whole story itself. I also enjoyed the beach actions here. Moreover, the new Baywatch crew is actually great and impressive. I am loving the Dwayne-Zac tandem and chemistry. They can be a good comic duo too. The inclusion of Alexandra and Kelly were actually a great choice especially when you are targeting for male audiences. They were both great in their roles as well. John was actually a good comic support in the film. It maybe weird that he is not an ideal Baywatch crew but the move was effective in adding spice to the whole story. Well, the slow-mos are also on-point. The production design is also good. I loved the whole beach setting. It is somehow closer to the original Bay. Despite its flaws, the movie entertained me.

WHAT I DON’T LIKE?

Nothing spectacular and memorable about this movie aside from the fact that its a revamp of a hit TV show before. At some point, the movie is trying so hard to be funny with thinly-written conversations. Somehow, the classical feel was lost. I expected much since the premise is very good and it was a hit before. The plot could have been better though. I know they invested on shallow and easy-way of the storyline but it lacks intensity in execution. I expected a deeper  cause of conflict. Moreover, the visuals needs improvement especially on the boat and fire scene. I expected shark attacks too since its Baywatch but there was none. It maybe entertaining but you can pass this film on cinemas.

RATINGS:

6.5/10

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