Baywatch: A second opinion

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I wrote about the Baywatch trailer a while ago, full of excited expectations on what could easily have been a new 21 Jump Street, only with far more bouncing and a lot more red. It looked like a sure hit, with a cast of actors that can deliver on almost anything, especially with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson as the lead. So what did we get? Well, we got a movie full of dick jokes, misplaced ‘comedy’ moments and a story that takes such a backseat it may as well be in the Bermuda Triangle. Sadly director Seth “Horrible Bosses” Gordon’s movie misses the mark far more than it manages to hit. Which is really sad as this could have been a really great comedy moment.

The poster says the ‘Beaches ain’t ready’, trust me, neither are you…

Here’s what we said in our text review:

“Baywatch isn’t unwatchable, primarily because of the charisma of its leads. However, it’s disappointingly low on laughs and fun.

Dwayne Johnson and the rest of the cast valiantly try to save Baywatch with their relaxed likeability. So it’s a pity that the film is sunk by an uneven script that never allows Baywatch to be as silly and raunchy as it could – and should – be.”

It’s out tomorrow in local cinemas.

Last Updated: June 1, 2017

Nick Reay

I have been an avid fan of movies ever since I discovered Santa Clause wasn't real, a day marked in my memory by my first viewing of It's a Wonderful Life, which wasn't so wonderful that day. Since then I've watched thousands of movies and even fooled my parents into putting me through uni to get a degree in the subject. I first started writing as a journalist for The South African Newspaper before moving onto communications for an NGO trying to save the planet. Unfortunately my recommendations to the CEO that we should all don rings imbued with the powers of earth, fire, wind, water and HEART went unheard. Now I pretend the end isn't nigh by hiding in movies.

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