Reviewed bycrsmial-32649Vote: 9/10/10
I am forty-six years old and I'll be one of the first decry Hollywood'sdescent into 'nothing but potty humor' notions of what passes forcomedy these days. Also, having been seventeen when the show firstaired I can tell you that the gratuitous shots of bouncing breasts inslow motion we're not nearly as prevalent as people remember, in whatlittle I saw of it. That said, I am absolutely dumbfounded by thenegative reviews and poor opening of this film! I can't help but wonderwhat in the world people were expecting. To be fair, I may have watchedabout five episodes of the TV show when it was on, but my assumptionwas that the show was about a group of lifeguards getting intosituations and capers well outside the purview of a group oflifeguards. For me, this movie was practically perfect at being what itset out to be. It never tried to take itself too seriously, yet wasonly just campy enough to let the audience know that. I thoughteveryone performed well in their given roles, the jokes were hilariousand no more excessive than what I would expect the 2017, rated 'R' filmversion to pull off. At times I even felt like I was in the middle of aseasons long binge on Netflix. This movie did a decent job of makingthe outlandish 'not-so-mysterious mystery' somewhat believable and Ieven half-expected a scene near the end with Priyanka Chopra's villainsaying, 'And I would have gotten away with it if it weren't for youmeddling lifeguards and your bigger, stronger Hasselhoff!' Now as adisclaimer, this was the first 'R' rated movie I took my teen-aged sonto see so I thought perhaps my laugh meter was ratcheted up, but thetheater that was 85% full at 9:20PM on a Sunday night all seemed to belaughing as hard as we were. I think perhaps people were just upsetwith this film for having not enough naked women and sexual situations,or contrarily didn't want their Baywatchers using foul language andmaking penis jokes? I don't know. I say go see this movie with zeroexpectations, let it be what it is, don't be a prude, and you willlaugh a lot and have a good time!
Reviewed bySean MitchelmoreVote: 8/10/10
Baywatch is super cheesy, low brow, campy, ridiculous, etc, etc.....butyou know what? That's enjoyable sometimes! You don't knowingly buy aticket to a movie like this and then go write a review afterwardscomplaining about plot, teenage boy humour, and character development.hahaha. I had low expectations, shut my brain off at the door, andenjoyed this movie for what it was.
Reviewed byeah-48860Vote: 10/10/10
Loved This Movie!!!! It was hilarious with non-stop laughs and a lot ofgreat one-liners. Too many people are trying to turn it into what it'snot. It's a comedy and delivers on that front. Didn't feel like itneeded a deeper story line because that isn't the purpose of the movie.
Would totally recommend this to anyone and would love to see it again!
Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit, as they uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of the bay.