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Directed by Seth Gordon.
A washed-up Olympic swimmer finds himself teaming up with a squad of elite lifeguards to uncover an international drug smuggling plot and save the beach they’re sworn to protect.
Try as it might to emulate the formula of Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s ultra-successful big-screen 21 Jump Street reboot franchise, the decidedly less-canny Baywatch lands with a shrug of indifference, despite the solid efforts of a well-matched cast.
The plot here matters about as much as it did in the original TV series, and to that end is suitably forgettable; larger-than-life lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) is seeking three new recruits for his elite lifeguard unit known as Baywatch. The successful applicants end up being arrogant Olympic gold medalist Matt Brody (Zac Efron), the smart and resourceful »
- Shaun Munro
Baywatch begins so promisingly! Dwayne Johnson as Mitch Buchannon, chief lifeguard of Baywatch, dives into treacherous waters to rescue a drowning parasailer. He then rises from the water grinning ear-to-ear as dolphins leap in the background and the movie’s title, sculpted in stone, rises from the ocean. This opening sets a perfectly silly tone but one that the film can’t maintain as things slowly go downhill from there. Don’t’ get me wrong – Baywatch is good, and I’ll be seeing it again opening weekend, but it’s a far cry from the masterpiece I think we were all expecting. Time to silence that Oscar buzz.
The elements are here for epic summer indulgence – vulgar comedy, explosive action, a dream cast, a vamping Bollywood superstar, cameos from the TV show’s original stars, and a sea of fine bikinied bottoms. So how do they screw up the big-screen Baywatch reboot? »
- Tom Stockman
“Baywatch” has yet to open wide in theaters, but ahead of this weekend’s debut, the team behind the film adaptation is already planning a movie franchise.
Speaking to Variety at a New York City screening of “Baywatch” earlier this week, producer Beau Flynn shared plans for a sequel, which would bring back the cast, including Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, plus writers Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, who co-wrote the screenplay for the first flick.
“We have an amazing story already,” Flynn told Variety on the red carpet, ahead of the screening on Monday. “We’re bringing back Shannon and Swift who wrote on the first one, and I know Dwayne would be in, I know Zac and all the girls would be. We just have this really cool idea to put them in this whole new world. We would take it overseas.”
Along with Johnson and Efron, “Baywatch,” which »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is watching out for Baywatch‘s reviews — and he’s not at all fazed by the sea of opinions out there.
People’s reigning Sexiest Man Alive took to Twitter to sound off on some of the early, less flattering reviews about the big-screen remake of the hit TV show.
In the tweet, the actor cites the movie’s Rotten Tomatoes rating, which apparently rose from a fledgling 13 percent to a more-favorable-but-still fledgling 18 percent. (It now stands at an upwardly mobile 20 percent.)
“Yay positive upticks,” the 45-year-old actor wrote. “Fans Love the movie. Critics Hate it. »
- Alexis L. Loinaz
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Now Rohrbach will be donning that red swimsuit ("I still have a one-piece tan from it. My stomach is so white — occupational hazard") as she resurrects Pamela Anderson's slow-running C.J. Parker — a turn that would intimidate almost anyone. But Rohrbach, who stars with Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron in Paramount's raunchy reboot (May 25), »
- Mia Galuppo
The first big-screen Baywatch film has failed to make a splash with most movie critics. The movie, set for release Friday, stars Dwayne Johnson as head lifeguard Mitch Buchannon, a role David Hasselhoff played on the hit syndicated series, while Zac Efron portrays colleague Matt Brody. The film also features Kelly Rohrbach, Alexandra Daddario and Priyanka Chopra. Meanwhile, Hasselhoff and fellow past original star Pamela Anderson also make appearances. But the eye candy and the nostalgia was not enough for many. Here are five reviews from top critics. 1. The New York Post's Reed Tucker gives Baywatch 1 and 1/2 out of 4 stars, writing »
Watch parts of the “Baywatch” movie trailers spliced together to look like the original opening sequence from the famous 1990’s TV series in an exclusive video obtained by TheWrap. The design staff at Thunderbombsurf.com took clips from several of the “Baywatch” movie trailers and edited them into the same format as the 90s television opening credits, complete with bad WordArt and the classic theme song. The original TV series ran from 1989 to 2001 and quickly become a cult phenomenon. The series starred David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson, Michael Newman, Jeremy Jackson and Chris Fiore. The long-running show followed the adventures of. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Directed by Seth Gordon.
Starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera, Jon Bass, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Hannibal Buress, Rob Huebel, David Hasselhoff, and Pamela Anderson.
Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.
Whatever cause for concern that a Baywatch film would have to be heavily sanitized to work in a modern-day politically correct climate (one that is consistently taking steps forward in desexualizing cinematic women in an effort to level the playing field with their male counterparts across all genres) should be washed away. However, that does not mean this reboot of the fairly popular television series (most known for launching the acting career of Pamela Anderson and regularly showing off a gratuitous amount of beautiful slow-motion running, boob-bouncing ladies) is some exceptional comedy »
- Robert Kojder
Baywatch was the most popular internationally syndicated TV series of the 1990s. And even though the drama about Southern California lifeguards often unfolded like self-parody — its appeal rested mainly on a swimsuit-clad Pamela Anderson running down the beach in slow motion and David Hasselhoff’s questionable emoting — it took itself as seriously as a show based on eye candy could.
This year’s movie version of Baywatch knows better than to do that. It’s consciously a comedy (the director, Seth Gordon, has given us Identity Thief, Horrible Bosses and TV’s The Goldbergs). And according to Zac Efron, one of the film’s stars, there are numerous other improvements.
“The movie has a little more to it,” Efron, 29, says during a chat on the Universal Studios backlot just outside Los Angeles. »
- Bob Strauss - Cineplex Magazine
There's a point in this big-screen version of the ultra-cheesy beef- and cheesecake Nineties TV show in which Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Zac Efron both play with a dead guy's dick and nutsack. We could not make this up if we tried. No one, including original stars David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson, ever toyed with floppy genitalia, at least not onscreen. But that was then. The new, anatomically correct Baywatch is rated R. How else could you distinguish it from the softcore tide of hot lifeguards, all running down »
The Cannes Film Festival red carpet has been a veritable who’s who of A-list actors, supermodels, and all-around It-Girls and of course the trunks full of haute couture gowns and multi-million dollar diamonds that come with them. But it’s not only the world-renown silver screen stars and magazine cover girls who are hitting up the cinema-centric festivities, it’s also a whole array of your favorite early aughts stars. People like Paris Hilton, Pamela Anderson, Lindsay Lohan, and Mischa Barton all made appearances on the Riviera in honor of the annual de Grisogono ‘Love On The Rocks’ party »
- Emily Kirkpatrick
Blame it on 21 Jump Street. In 2012, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller rebooted a silly, cult television series with a clever wink. It was a hit that spawned a hit sequel. Now we have Baywatch, directed by Seth Gordon, a not-so-clever adaptation of an ultra-silly television series that got popular in the 90s. Dwayne Johnson stars as Mitch Buchannon, the studly leader of Baywatch, the world’s most elite lifeguard crew. Filling out his batch of loyal Baywatch-ers are Stephanie Holden (Ilfenesh Hadera), Cj Parker (Kelly Rohrbach), Summer Quinn (Alexandra Daddario), Ronnie (Jon Bass) and Matt Brody (Zac Efron), a disgraced Olympian forced to fulfill his community service with the team.
There are drugs on the beach and it’s on Mitch and co. to get to the bottom of things. But, also not really. It’s actually a job for the police, as the screenplay (from, take a deep breath, »
- Dan Mecca
It’s time for the second big studio comedy of the summer to hit theaters in the form of Baywatch, the big screen adaptation of the popular TV series from the 1990s that starred David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson. Hitting the beach are Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron as a couple of musclehead lifeguards who get […]
The post ‘Baywatch’ Review Round-Up: The Action Comedy Can’t Save Itself From Drowning appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
The reviews are in for “Baywatch,” which opens in theaters this Thursday, May 25. Seth Gordon’s feature film remake of the iconic ’90s series about a group of very hot lifeguards stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as devoted rescuer Mitch Buchannon (the role played by David Hasselhoff in the original series), who has a really hard time with a reckless new recruit named Matt Brody (Zac Efron). Priyanka Chopra co-stars as the villainous vixen, Victoria Leeds, Alexandra Daddario is Summer, Ilfenesh Hadera is Stephanie and Kelly Rohrbach takes on the role of C.J. Parker (originally played by Pamela Anderson).
In her B- review for the film for IndieWire, Judy Dry describes it as “a splashy summer hit full of dick jokes,” adding that “something about the blow-up floaties, the water rescues, and the red suits just screams summer blockbuster. »
- Yoselin Acevedo
Following Dwayne Johnson’s “official” announcement for a presidential run during his host monologue on Saturday Night Live over the weekend, Et decided to take a look at how much support the actor would have in Hollywood, and who better to ask than his Baywatch co-stars?
"In the past, I never would have considered running for president. I didn't think I was qualified at all," Johnson shared after announcing Tom Hanks as his running mate. "But now I'm actually worried I'm too qualified."
While catching up with the cast of Baywatch at a New York screening last night, we wanted to know, can Johnson count on their votes?
“I would absolutely vote for him,” Zac Efron answered without hesitation.
“I just want to talk to him when he’s in the Oval Office and just shoot the s**t and see »
Global star Priyanka Chopra is definitely flying with her Hollywood success. The actress is now gearing up for her Hollywood debut on the big screen with the movie version of Baywatch. The film is a modern take on the 80s TV show, Baywatch which starred Pamela Anderson and David Hasselholf. The TV show was knownRead More
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
A swimsuit is to Baywatch, as a national flag is to a country. The red-hot bathing suit has become an iconic identifier of the popular '90s TV series that one only need to see a mere flash of it to remember Pamela Anderson running on the beach or David Hasselhoff doing things only The Hoff could do. So, when it came to the 2017 reboot of the classic TV show, how did costume designer Dayna Pink modernize such a recognizable piece without losing its original essence? This conundrum is exactly why the pro, who also worked on Crazy, Stupid, Love. and Hot Tub Time Machine, took the job. "That bathing suit is so iconic. What costume designer wouldn't do it?" said the pro, who had to »
“Baywatch,” starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, is a stupidly entertaining trash folly, the kind that could only be made today: an obscenity-and-insult-laced, aggressively “competent” adaptation of a 25-year-old TV show that manages to repackage every aspect of the series except, perhaps, the reason it was popular in the first place. And what was that reason? If Rodney Dangerfield were around, he might say, “There were two reasons!” But actually there’s a bit more to it.
“Baywatch,” which premiered at the tail-end of the 1980s (and stumbled out of the gate, becoming a hit in syndication the way “Star Trek” did), was a muscle-beach soap opera that anticipated the sexy-youth-kitsch-for-adults appeal of “Beverly Hills 90210.” It was also an L.A. crime series where the law enforcers wore spandex swimwear; a cheeseball star vehicle that revamped the camp-stud Ken-doll mystique of the former “Knight Rider” hero David Hasselhoff; and, yes, »
- Owen Gleiberman
Here’s my knee-jerk reaction to Seth Gordon’s Baywatch reboot: “This cast is onto something!” Dwayne Johnson is so passionate about playing Mitch Buchannon (in David Hasselhoff’s wake), down to his deranged insistence that lifeguards are deputized beach police. You’ll find laughs, zaniness and plenty of signature slow-motion jiggling, but it’s buried under a burdensome two-hour procedural.
Back-to-back scenes often feel like they’re penned by two wholly different writing teams, as Gordon wrestles with tonal ambiguity like flailing octopus tentacles. Wrapped around one arm are repetitive genitalia “jokes,” while straight-faced seriousness binds the other. Either way Gordon pulls, the other side snaps right back. This just ain’t the 21-Jump-Street-at-sea everyone dreamed of, unfortunately.
We meet Johnson’s Lieutenant Buchannon as Baywatch prepares for another year of tryouts. Hopeful lifeguards like star-cadet Summer Quinn (Alexandra Daddario) and big dreamer Ronnie Greenbaum (Jon Bass) compete for »
- Matt Donato
Here at Et, we're obsessed with a lot of things -- and for the week of May 22 to May 28, this is what we're most excited about:
Why We're Obsessed With 'Game of Thrones' Beer
We've got a cold beer for you Game of Thrones fans -- Brewery Ommegang has partnered with HBO to craft a new beer as fans await the epic premiere of season 7 in early July. Bend the Knee Golden Ale will be available on draft and in a series of three collectible 750ml bottles, all finished in matte black and adorned with one of the three Great House sigils: Stark, Targaryen, or Lannister. "With this next Game of Thrones-inspired release, we wanted a beer and a pack that was fit for a king… or a queen," said Brewery Ommegang President, Doug Campbell. The wildflower honey-brewed drink will be a perfect way to kick off the summer with a mixture of "maltiness »
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