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.
Written by Mark Putley
The first trailer for ‘Baywatch’ has been released and it most definitely looks like the “R-Rated ‘Avengers’ of the beach” that Dwayne Johnson has been promising us.
Johnson is playing Mitch Buchannon, famously played by David Hasselhoff in the TV Show that ran from 1989 to 2001. Joining Johnson on the beach is Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Copra, Jon Bass, and Kelly Rohrbach. Zac Efron plays Matt Brody, a new recruit on the team who Buchannon doesn’t like from day one because he’s young and reckless . The official synopsis says that Brody and Buchannon “uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay”, so we should expect them to put their differences aside and be the best of pals by the end of the film, but not without some conflict and fallings out inbetween I can’t imagine.
We’ll more than likely be treated to one or two red band trailers soon enough and expect the cast, namely Johnson, to share further details about the film as we get closer to its release. This reboot has been one of Johnson’s most talked about projects, purely because he’s been that excited to to do it and he always put 200% effort into everything he does and pours so much heart into it, and it’s not going unnoticed!
Some of the original cast from the TV show are set to have cameos in the film, including David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson, so be sure to keep your eyes out when the film is released next year.
‘Baywatch’ starts it’s (slow-motion) run in UK theatres 12th May 2017
Written by Tom Sheffield