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Baywatch (2017) - Movie Review


Baywatch is a movie based on the old TV series of the same name. It's about a bunch of lifeguards on a beach who try to uncover drug smuggling in their area...yeah, that is the plot. It's dumb, it's stupid, but I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't that bad. Don't get me wrong, it's not good, but it wasn't horrible either. 

The movie actually had some fun in it. The Rock, as always, was charismatic, funny and likable; and Zac Efron, surprisingly, was similar to that. He got ripped AF for the movie. Alexandra Daddario was fun as well, although any movie gets bonus points for just including her in my book. Priyanka Chopra was in it as well, and between her in this and Deepika Padukone in XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, Priyanka definitely was the better one. 

There were legit funny scenes sprinkled throughout, but there were also a shit ton of scenes that tried too hard to be hilarious but fell flat instead. Baywatch also had a large dosage of the three C's i.e Cringe, Cheese, and Cliches. And since the movie was self-aware of how ridiculous it is, it did make for some B-Movie type fun. Other times, though, I was cringing hard. 

The biggest problem was that even though the movie was self-aware, it wasn't consistent with that. Sometimes it would take itself seriously or try to add drama in a very rushed and disjointed way, which was just UGHHHH! The action was mostly shitty with too much cheap CGI. 

The very first scene of the movie sets you up for what you're about to get into. Honestly, if you go into this thinking something GOOD, you have yourself to blame. If you wanna pass the time with something stupid and cheesy with snippets of fun, this might fit your bill. Otherwise, keep away. Since I do sometimes enjoy B-movie level stuff, and with celebrities I like trying to have fun here, it wasn't too bad for me.

5.5+0.5 for Daddario/10

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