To me, it feels like they have been going on about this film for forever. There has been so much hype about it. Those of a certain generation will remember watching the Hoff and Pamela Anderson running around the beach fighting really obscure crimes on a beach whilst running in slow motion and bouncing in all the right places. I had a Baywatch Barbie- she was awesome! If you are too young to remember this may struggle to get some of the jokes in this film.
The film is ultimately a spoof of Baywatch the TV Show. The characters are the same – there are Mitch, CJ and Stephanie, the main 3 lifeguards from the show. I don’t really know what I was expecting from the film, but it was strange in all honesty. It has a strong cast with The Rock and Zac Efron offering male eye candy and Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach and Ilfenesh Hadera play the role of attractive female lifeguards. FYI the film barely passes the Bechdel Test, the women rarely speak to each other, except about the males. Pamela Anderson and The Hoff do make cameo appearances in the movie too.
The film is full of action and excitement. There are a lot of good one-liners in the film. Mostly coming from Dwayne Johnson, who has a great delivery which is also been apparent in the various promotions and interviews I’ve seen him in recently.
I don’t know if I enjoyed the film; when it finished I was totally like nah that was stupid I didn’t enjoy it. However, as I think about it more and more I think it wasn’t that bad. I would probably watch it again. I just can’t tell. Don’t go expecting to see an Oscar worthy movie, it’s a predictable film, with cheap jokes and a lot of boobs and a few instances of penises (which actually on reflection you don’t often see in movies)
There we go there’s my one sentence review –
Baywatch – More penises than 50 Shades of Grey… (You can have that for the DVD cover!)