#Baywatch – Review

Baywatch – Budget of $69 million – 1 hour and 59 minutes

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The Baywatch team takes their job seriously. They don’t just stop people from drowning, they project the bay from sand grifters, manatees, and drug trafficking. Lead by Mitch, these lifeguards go beyond the call of duty to keep everyone safe. Mitch’s team currently consist of CJ and Stephanie, but they are holding tryouts. To Mitch’s surprise, on spot has already been guaranteed to Matt Brody. Matt is a 2-time gold medalist winner but he is on probation and needs this job for community service. Also, since his gold medal win, he has fallen from grace as American Hero to Pool Boy Zero. Mitch and his team don’t care about his medals, they still want him to prove he can be a team player. The two other spots are filled by Summer and Ronnie. Summer has studied marine biology and with 3 brothers, she feels ready for the job. After trying out 3 times, Ronnie finally got the job and now can be close to his love interest, CJ. Even after some extremely embarrassing moments, she still finds in fun and charming. But he is too awestruck to see it. After a fiery rescue, the team meets Victoria, the new club owner in town. She invites them all to come to the club as a friendly gesture. Mitch doesn’t care but as more Walka (a drug that’s described as a combination of bath salts and meth) and dead bodies wash up on the beach, he believes she may be linked. Matt wants to walk away but Mitch will protect the beach at all cost. Even if that cost is his job or worse, his life.

So think 21 Jump Street (but not as funny) mixed with Power Rangers (but with worse special effect), now you have Baywatch (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer). This movie doesn’t take itself seriously from beginning to end. It knows its a remake and makes lots references to the original TV show (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer). From characters names to plot lines to cameos, Baywatch knows what it is and doesn’t try to hide it. You will get a laugh out of Matt being called every boy band name possible and even High School Musical (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer). Also, be prepared to laugh every moment you see Ronnie. But the drawback is seeing the character crossover coming within the first 5 seconds of that character’s screen time. And even the reveal isn’t a big deal. The chemistry from the cast is great and their timing is perfect. It’s easy to see they are having fun and look great doing it. However, during one of the biggest rescues, the moment is ruined with horrible CGI fire. Horrible as in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 horrible (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer). If you want a quick and mindless laugh, which we all need at times, this is the movie to see. But please see it for matinee price, never at full price. While it hints at part two, that is doubtful. FYI, there is a blooper and bathing suit reel during the end credits but nothing after.

I give it 2.5 out of 5 stars

Sure man. Just bigger and browner – Mitch

You having a stroke. I feel like you just had a stroke – Dave

And not a f**k was given – Summer

R.I.P – Stephanie

Oh thank you – Ronnie

It’s a compliment if you think about it Summer – Matt

We usually shower with our bathing suits on – CJ

How tacky – Victoria

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