Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchanan butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay. For more about Baywatch 4K and the Baywatch 4K Blu-ray release, see Baywatch 4K Blu-ray Review published by Martin Liebman on August 17, 2017 where this Blu-ray release scored 3.5 out of 5. The site already has this film, well, it’s in a compressed, rippled quality. This file is the original Blu-ray Disc.
Baywatch 4K Review
While there were a few issues that I made this movie less good, this is a decent blockbuster that’s extremely entertaining.
I was extremely hyped for this movie and was expecting much. Overall, most of those expectations were met.
A strong point of the movie is the jokes. One reviewer on the site seems to think there were too many dick jokes. Here is my response. If you watch and enjoy dumb comedies like “This is the end”, “Why Him?” or “The Hangover”, this is no different and you will laugh a lot. I laughed a lot at 90% of the jokes. They didn’t fall flat.
Another really good part of the movie is the action. There are some really good action scenes that are beautifully shot. They are really well done. While not on Fast & Furious 8 level, we do get some great one liners.
Baywatch was in general a pretty shallow movie when it comes to the story, but one part of it was really good : Brody’s character development. While I may have been one of the few, I was engaged in his character. He’s a mess and he needs a place to belong.
The main strong point of the movie was the heart. Not many movies are able to have a team that’s awesome and sticks together like in this movie. This gave the movie heart and made it very fun to watch. This is enhanced by some pretty good performances by The Rock, Zac Efron and Alexandra Daddario.
Now, for the aspects of the movie I didn’t like so much, the story. While the action and other good aspects compensate, the story was weak. It was like a weak episode of NCIS. The suspense wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t for one thing : the fact that the characters are playing catch up with us when it should be the other way around. We already see what the bad guys have done and it takes away the suspense. It was really predictable.
Like I said, this movie was hilarious but too many good jokes were seen in the trailer. Even the scene of Brody and Mitch kissing was released before the movie was out which is really disappointing. This happens often in comedies.
I’ve never watched the Baywatch TV show and that’s probably why I enjoyed this movie. IT was funny and had good action scenes and heart. If you’re a fan of “This is the end” like comedies, definitely don’t miss this one.
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