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BAYWATCH (2017): The Things 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 really unfortunate that Gordon’s movie happens to contain some seriously cringe worthy moments and dialogue. If by some chance you’re a fan of cringe, then you’re definitely in luck! I remember people complaining about Ed Sheeran’s cameo on Game of Thrones, but I’d like to add that David Hasselhoff’s appearance in Baywatch is probably far more awkward.

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 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

CAFE SOCIETY (2016): New Trailer From Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg & Blake Lively

Café Society (2016), Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart
Café Society (2016), Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart

Woody Allen, writer and director of one of my favourite films Blue Jasmine (2013) is back. Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart and Blake Lively are the stars of Café Society, a movie set in the 1930s about a young man who moves to live and work in Hollywood…

Having just recently watched the unfortunate disappointment that is Hail, Caesar! (2016), I don’t know about another movie about Hollywood from way back when. I may end up liking this. One can only wait and see.

Café Society Release Dates: May 11th, 2016 (FR); August 12th, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G