Baywatch (2017) – 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.

Director: Seth Gordon (The Hangover, Horrible Bosses)

Writer: Damian Shannon and Mark Swift (Friday the 13th, The Final Destination)

Release Date: May 25, 2017

Domestic Box Office: $128 million

Baywatch (2017)

The Good:

  • The cast is likable and has good chemistry.
  • The film is funny and self-aware.
  • The action sequences are well-choreographed and exciting.

The Bad:

  • The film is overlong and drags in places.
  • The plot is predictable and formulaic.
  • The film is not as funny as it could be.

Top 5 Cast:

  • Dwayne Johnson as Mitch Buchannon
  • Zac Efron as Matt Brody
  • Priyanka Chopra as Victoria Leeds
  • Alexandra Daddario as Summer Quinn
  • Kelly Rohrbach as C.J. Parker

“There’s your cot, don’t jack off on my sheets.” – Mitch Buchannon

Critical Reviews:

  • Peter Travers, Rolling Stone: “Baywatch is a big, dumb, funny, and frequently hilarious summer movie.”
  • Owen Gleiberman, Variety: “Baywatch is a surprisingly enjoyable, if overlong, big-screen update of the campy TV series.”
  • Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times: “Baywatch is a cheerfully brainless, proudly trashy good time.”
  • Peter Debruge, Variety: “Baywatch is a surprisingly entertaining update of the campy TV series, with Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron leading a cast of buff bodies in a gleefully over-the-top action comedy.”
  • Scott Foundas, The Hollywood Reporter: “Baywatch is a surprisingly fun and surprisingly dumb summer blockbuster.”

Cinematic Importance: Baywatch (2017) is a significant film because it is a rare example of a successful comedy remake. The film also features a diverse cast, which is a positive step for Hollywood. Overall, Baywatch is a fun and entertaining film that is sure to please fans of the original TV series and newcomers alike.

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