Friday Flick: Baywatch

Baywatch MovieUnofficial Description: In a world where we don’t really need any more reboots, comes a reboot of the stupidest show ever made that totally conquered the world…

I’m gonna admit – I never watched Baywatch on television. I tried a couple times because so many people were talking about it, but it was just so damned stupid.

The reboot lives up to that recollection. When it popped up on my Prime as available without me having to actually pay anything extra to watch it, I laughed. Obviously, it didn’t do very well if it’s already on Prime. Someone told me it was ‘a popcorn movie’, meaning – ‘turn your brain off and laugh’. I need movies like that these days, so I gave it a shot. Plus – I loved the Jumanji reboot The Rock was in, so I figured I had nothing to lose.

And I was wrong. I had 2 hrs to lose and never get back…

They didn’t try to be anything new or original, and in fact, embraced the perceptions of people like me as to what Baywatch really was – stupid. Even calling out at one point how all the ‘missions’ they’d gone on to ‘save the beach’ (Listed by The Rock to the cops) sounded like ‘a really bad tv show’.

If you were a fan of the show, I think they put is some moments for you. If you weren’t, I’m not sure this one is worth your time.

Official Description: When a dangerous crime wave hits the beach, the legendary Mitch Buchannon leads his elite squad of lifeguards on a mission to prove that you don’t have to wear a badge to save the bay. Joined by a trio of hotshot recruits, including former Olympian Matt Brody, they ditch the surf and go deep under cover to take down a ruthless businesswoman whose devious plans threaten the future of the bay.