Thursday, September 7, 2017

Baywatch

Rated R
121 minutes
Starring: Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson


I was all ready to hack this movie apart saying it was the worst movie ever BUT I watched “Snatched” and it took top honors for that!  So with that being said – this movie was maybe just a grade above.  It started out with so much language and perverted gags I was ready to turn it off, but I was curious how it was going to compare to the original Baywatch.  The one thing I did like though, was the banter between Dwayne and Zac.  Those parts made me laugh a little, but aside from that, it was kind of lame.  Zac is the new guy that needs a spot on the lifeguard team. Dwayne is the “lieutenant” of the lifeguards and they’re having tryouts.  As they go through their training – Zac’s character thinks he’s all that because he was an Olympic swimmer, but with a past of being called, the “Vomit Comet” (yep, those type of jokes). He’s trying to overcome his sordid history and Dwayne’s character wants nothing to do with him.  Being a lifeguard is a serious job and he doesn’t have time for a “high school musical” dropout!  But then the story turns into an action film with Dwayne doing what he always does – kick butt.  Drugs are found on the beach and they find out who’s dealing them and then it’s a freefall of action, explosions, and a morgue scene that shows more than you wanted to see (gratuitous male anatomy full on display – you’ve been warned!)  The movie could have been better but give it a D.  That’s still a step up from “Snatched.

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