I wasn’t super excited to see this movie, but it actually wasn’t half bad. It was no 21 Jump Street, but it was definitely better than CHiPs. Baywatch is kind of a mess, but I still had a big fat grin across my face even though half the jokes didn’t land. The bad cameos by David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson were so bad that it was almost like they just walked by the set and were like ‘Oh hey! That’s my old show’ and just walked on set.
There is enough laughs and strange oddities to stop Baywatch from being a waste of $16. I felt bad for some of the female cast as they were simply cast to festoon The Rock and Zac Efron. Which speaking of, why is Zac Efron cast in so many movies playing the same douche bag. Is he just playing himself? Efron clearly worked out for this role, but is nothing in comparison to The Rock. The best line in the movie is when The Rock refers to Efron as ‘High School Musical’. Oh my gosh, that line probably made the movie.
Surprisingly, a movie filled with beach, surf, babes, dick jokes, and action wasn’t that funny. Sorry guys, I really wanted to like it. I tried! But if it came down to would I watch it again? The answer is no.