When asked by my editor to write a short piece on the latest ‘Baywatch’ teaser I shuddered at the thought of having to watch the trailer, I did, and I would have forgotten it if it hadn’t instantly been burnt into my subconscious.
Directed by Seth Gordon (the very same that delighted audiences with ‘Identity Thief’, ‘Horrible Bosses’ and the classic Christmas smash ‘Four Christmases’), ‘Baywatch’ has a fantastic cast which boasts chiselled six-packs, pecs, toned bottoms, bigger pecs and one hell of a strong jawline.
In the interest of being informative ‘Baywatch’ is a classic crimefighting beach comedy romp (sort of like ‘Point Break’) featuring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario and Priyanka Chopra.
You can tell it’s a comedy because the trailer is funny and the official poster is rude (see below). Producers, writers, and director alike have been careful to ensure that this feature length ‘Baywatch’ is a respectful homage to the hallowed Hasselhoff/Anderson golden years. Judging from the trailer, it’s obvious that they have learnt a masterful lesson on successful reboots from 2004’s ‘Starsky & Hutch’. I am confident that upon it’s release on 26th May everyone involved will be high-fiving, patting themselves on the back and congratulating one another on a job well done.