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Review: Baywatch

Review: Baywatch

The name Baywatch might evoke a lot of memories of the iconic lifesavers, Pamela Anderson and David Hasselhoff, running in slow motion through the beach. And although that level of hotness sounds hard to match, the upcoming Baywatch remake does justice to its eye-candy ancestors.

A movie about life savers at its best sounds like a boob-filled comedy, and Baywatch proves to be just that and more. The story starts off with the annual Baywatch recruiting competition, where The Ultimate Babes™ Matt Brody (Zac Efron) and Summer Quinn (Alexandra Daddario) attempt to impress expert life saver Mitch (the Rock) to secure a spot in the team.

As the training begins, the new recruits begin to realise being a life saver is more than saving the beach from sharknados. Bodies and drugs start to wash up on shore and the Baywatch team can tell some fishy business is going on. Faced with this surprisingly complex criminal act that is only happening in a crazy 2km radius. The team has to try its best to overcome their differences and work together to solve the crime… even though they are not even trained for that kind of stuff, and in the real world, they would most likely be charged with tampering of evidence.

This mix of comedy and action is something expected from a movie with the Rock and Zac Efron in it, and that’s exactly what makes Baywatch enjoyable for all kinds of audiences. If you don’t mind a dirty joke or fifty, unrealistic crime fighting and seeing Zac Efron act like a really really ridiculously good-looking douchebag, then this is the movie for you.

The Baywatch remake hits cinemas on June 1st.

We’re giving away double passes to see the movie, find out how to WIN some here.

Header image via comingsoon.net

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Arleen Wilcox
Arleen is an International Studies/Media (Journalism) 2nd-year student. She likes Thai food, feminist prose and angry girl music of the indie rock persuasion... as well as making pop culture references every time she can. Her patronus is most likely Margarita Man from Jurassic World.

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