Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Movie Review Madness - Baywatch

Baywatch is truly silly with no redeeming value whatsoever. As long as you know that going in, you’ll be amused. We were. We paid for cheap tickets - $5 each and chortled throughout. Consider the source material – the television show was rather stupid. So, Mitch (Dwayne Johnson) is head lifeguard and takes his job very seriously. No fooling around. It’s time to get some new recruits and he’s not happy that a new guy is being shoved down his throat. Matt Brody (Zac Efron) is an Olympic gold medalist who’s now doing community service. He’s a pretty boy hotshot with attitude. Gee, do you think he’ll get his comeuppance?

It takes a bit, but Matt slowly learns that  there’s more to lifeguarding than getting a tan. Especially if our gorgeous villain, Priyanka Chopra is trying to take over all of the real estate. And for what reason other than drug smuggling. Mitch and his team are focused on bringing her down. But the local cop, the local councilman, etc all seem to be blocking him at every turn. But no one stops The Rock.

Muscles, swimsuits, young ladies in slow motion, the one “fatter dude” as comic foil – there’s every stereotype in the book for a summer movie based on a tv series. C’mon. But Johnson and Efron have good chemistry with zinger lines. The girls are pretty, Zac is pretty, and Johnson exudes comic charm. It’s just stupid FUN.  Hang on for the Hasselhoff appearance, and the Pamela Anderson sighting. Wink. Wink.  Plus some funny blooper scenes during the credits. Summer movie season has begun with a splash.


19 comments:

  1. I recall watching the TV series of Baywatch,but have not seen the film. Your review has made me think whether to watch it or give it a miss.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Totally no thinking required. Sometimes you need that

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  2. Not sure I'll be seeing this one, but I'm off to see Wonder Woman for the second time tonight :-)

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    1. No question. Wonder Woman is worthy

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  3. Sure sounds like one you'd really have to shut your brain off for.

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  4. Sounds like good summer fun!

    betty

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  5. "Baywatch is truly silly with no redeeming value whatsoever." So was the show.

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  6. If it had redeeming value, I would've been shocked. Shocked, I tell you!

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    1. They do not pretend. No Oscar here. Maybe Razzies?

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  7. Hmmm, methinks you damn this flick with weak praise. (Weak is NOT the word I wanted there, but my brain seems to be on hiatus.) Not sure if I want to watch this one or not. Then again, my better half would probably like it, so we'll see.

    Have a super weekend.

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    1. Like I said we paid for cheap matinee. Hey, it was a date. Lunch after at Buffalo Wild Wings. Sometimes you need silly stupid with abs!

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  8. This made me laugh. I like stupid funny, and I remember when Baywatch was a big hit. Thank you, Joanne. Take good care and keep enjoying.

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  9. Your review made me chuckle. Remember watching Baywatch way back on TV. Silly fun films are super important for staying sane amidst all the rubbish that's going on...

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    1. Glad I could bring a chuckle. Sometimes stupid stuff is needed

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  10. I never watched the show, but knew what it was about. This movie sounds like a good one for me to save to watch on Netflix. :)

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