BODIES, BODIES AND MORE BODIES
If you are into voyeurism, you are going to love “Baywatch.” This film is all about bodies; very skinny, young, buff, gorgeous bodies; both male and female bodies and body parts. Much of the humor centers around butts and penises. This is a raunchy film that is not for kids or even young teens.
Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchanan is forced to hire a conceited new recruit that happens to be a gold medal Olympian. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.
“Baywatch” stars Dwayne Johnson as Mitch Buchannon. Zac Efron is Matt Brody, a gold medal swimmer who thinks he is hot (and he is). Priyanka Chopra is Victoria Leeds. Alexandra Daddario is Summer Queen. Kelly Rohrback is CJ Parker and finally Jon Bass provides most of the comic relief as Ronnie Greenbaum. No one is going to be nominated for an academy award for their acting in “Baywatch.” The acting is rather trite.
This silly piece of fluff was directed by Seth Gordon. Gordon has experience directing the television show “The Goldbergs”.
The movie was based on the television series “Baywatch” which was created by Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz, and Gregory J. Bonann. The story is by Jay Scherick, David Ronn, Thomas Lennon, and Robert Ben Garant. Damian Shannon and Mark Swift wrote the screenplay.
The screenplay was heavily borrowed from several episodes of the television show according to another film critic who said he was forced to watch the television show by his wife. I think he had a crush on Pamela Anderson and didn’t want to admit that he loved the show, too.
The stunt people had their work cut out for them in this film. Filmed on a Florida beach, there were so many bad things happening in the ocean that really made work for the stunt crew. They did an outstanding job.
I did like the music by Christopher Lennertz . I found myself tapping my feet to several of the songs. The Florida beach was beautiful.
Do yourself a favor and save your money and wait for “Baywatch” to come to Red Box or better yet wait for it to come to television for free. You do not want to waste your money on this bawdy flick.
“Baywatch” opens this week at both AMC Eastgate Showplace 6 and AMC Showplace Edwardsville 12.