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Baywatch - Film Review

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by Amanda Murthy (subscribe)
A Malaysian born media enthusiast, excited to bring awareness & excitement on Perth's happenings!
Published May 19th 2017
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Hilarious, raunchy and crude are three words that describe the 90's come back of hit TV series Baywatch. The original cast leads, David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson, gained popularity with their hot bods and slow-motion running scenes.

In the film, Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) who plays the head lifeguard, disagrees with the selection of the newest recruit, Matt Brody (Zac Efron). Matt is cocky, arrogant and over-confident, especially with the ladies. Mitch on the other hand, believes that a lifeguard's duty goes beyond saving drowning people and attempts to expose a criminal who he believes is threatening the bay's future.

Both Matt and the police department feel Mitch is overstepping his boundaries, but as events unfold and more people are murdered by this masked villain, Matt decides to lead the team in finding the culprit.

Kelly Rohrabach (C.J. Parker), Stephanie Holden (Ilfenesh Hadera), Ronnie (Jon Bass) and Summer (Alexandra Daddario) who make up the lifeguard crew, contribute to the search of the villain, Victoria, played by Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra.

Throughout the movie, the apparent trend is the name calling by Mitch towards Matt Brody's boy-band look. You've got to watch it to experience the humour, I personally love those moments the most!

Overall, I feel that the storyline is pretty predictable and straight-forward, however, the comedy and famous faces make this movie worth the watch. I'm not sure if this is a good thing or not, but the constant zooming into the actors' perfect abs, cleavages, as well as showing off their skimpy bathing suits makes up 90 per cent of the film.

Also, parents, please be warned that there are many foul language exchanges throughout the film.

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