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BAYWATCH (2017): The Thing I Liked…

Baywatch (2017), Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson
Baywatch (2017), Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson

Random great one liners here and there are really the main highlight in the 2017 version of Baywatch. Directed by Seth Gordon and starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra and Aexandra Daddario, this is a film that made me laugh mostly when I watched the trailer. It’s unfortunate foe me that Gordon’s movie contains some seriously cringe worthy moments and dialogue. If you like that sort of thing then you’re in luck! I mean, people complained about Ed Sheeran’s cameo on Game of Thrones but David Hasselhoff’s appearance in Baywatch felt far more awkward, for me.

Am I crazy for thinking that the original Baywatch television series about a group of California lifeguards may have had a little more substance than this re-imagining? The first thing that disappointed me when the movie started is the the lack of sufficient character back story. How else was I going to connect with them and become invested if I hardly know a thing about most of the key players. 

It had never really occurred to me just how dissatisfied the Baywatch characters must have been with their own jobs. In Seth gordon’s movie they appear to be so unhappy that they assume the roles of police officers. Isn’t that illegal? Did the TV series take things this far and I just didn’t notice? Generally, I know that this is a movie and things have to be ‘bigger and better’ but for me it was definitely bigger and more ridiculous.

If I had to pick a favourite moment, in this movie, I choose the beautiful fireworks display towards the end. That’s really it because the trailer proved better than the finished product. A far too common trend with comedies, it seems.

Watch it only if you absolutely must.

Happy Film Loving

G

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS (2016): Fun, Funny, Cute…

The Secret Life Of Pets (2016), Gidget (Jenny Slate)
The Secret Life Of Pets (2016), Gidget (Jenny Slate)

Initially, based on the The Secret Life Of Pets trailers, I was certain that I’d identify most with Chloe, but then I saw just how much of a badass the cute, fluffy Pomeranian Gidget is. I’m sure I’m not ‘reaching’ too hard here but my own name does start with a G, so you know.

Now that you agree about how much Gidget and I have in common, lets move on. I’ve seen plenty of Kevin Hart’s stand up comedy which makes me  familiar with his very recognisable voice. I wasn’t sure that his voice was the best fit for a cute fluffy and gangster white rabbit. However, considering where the story goes, I see why he was chosen. I barely forgot that I was listening to Hart deliver his character’s lines but I enjoyed the story so much that it didn’t remove too much from the good time I most certainly had.

The Secret Life Of Pets (2016), Gidget (Jenny Slate), Max (Louis C.K.)
The Secret Life Of Pets (2016), Gidget (Jenny Slate), Max (Louis C.K.)

I adore the cute animals, especially Max, Gidget and Tiberius. I particularly enjoyed Louis C.K.’s voice work.

The Secret Life Of Pets is  fun, funny and very, very cute. So watch it.

Happy Film Loving

G

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS (2016) New Trailer With Kevin Hart As The Voice Of ‘Snowball’

The Secret Life of Pets (2016), Kevin Hart (Snowball)
The Secret Life of Pets (2016), Kevin Hart (Snowball)

You loved the teaser trailer for The Secret Life of Pets, Now it’s time for a character trailer, featuring Kevin Hart as ‘cute little bunny’ Snowball. What do you think..?

I definitely found the first trailer more amusing. I’m also not sure that Kevin Hart sounds quite right as the voice of Snowball. But of course, we shall see once the movie arrives.

The Secret Life Of Pets Release Date(s): June 30th, 2016 (UK); July 8th, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

DADDY’S HOME (2015): New Comedy From Mark Wahlberg & Will Ferrell

Daddy's Home (2015), Will Ferrell
Daddy’s Home (2015), Will Ferrell

In the new Daddy’s Home trailer starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, it looks like the famous charisma and charm synonymous with Wahlberg, coupled with Ferrell’s comedy expertise is going to result in a very funny movie. Especially when you add the ‘cool biological dad versus ‘new and not at all cool stepdad’ dynamic…

Directed by Sean Anders and John Morris (part of the team behind 2013 comedy hit We’re The Millers), there’s no reason not to hope for good things.

Happy Film Loving 

G

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS (2016): Chloe & Leonard Already Have My Heart

The Secret Life Of Pets (2016)
The Secret Life Of Pets (2016)

Read my spoiler-free movie review of The secret Life of Pets in (2016)


The same people behind Despicable Me and the Minions will bring us The secret Life of Pets in 2016.

Based on this teaser trailer, I just know I’ll love it. I already can’t wait to see more of all the pets, especially Chloe and Leonard.

The voice artists include Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Albert Brooks, Ellie KemperLake BellKevin Hart, Hannibal Buress and Bobby Moynihan, to name a few. 

The Secret Life Of Pets Release Date(s): June 30th, 2016 (UK); July 8th, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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