Fourth Wall Breaks, and In Jokes, and Boobs, Oh My!
I’m referring to Baywatch. Honestly, there’s not too much to say about this movie. It’s a helluva ride. It’s largely funny, though with any comedy there are jokes that fall flat. In fact, there’s an almost Deadpoolian level of self-aware humor. (I’m not saying the movie is anywhere near the caliber or quality of Deadpool, just that the fourth wall breaks and references to original series are reminiscent.)
There’s a lot of plot in this movie, and it bogs down the pace a bit in places, but the characters are charming and there is an absurd amount of action. Add that to Dwayne Johnson’s tattoos and a handful of women exposing maximum cleavage at all times, and I was a very happy girl.
Yes, I’m referencing sexual attraction in my review. No, it’s not my normal shtick (aside from the fangirling over my darlings’ everything-including-physical-attributes). It’s a sexually charged movie, so I’d say this is exactly the goal the writers had in mind. But seriously, it’s a fun sit. Would I go see it a second time? No, but it was a nice way to spend a Thursday evening. The movie also features tons and tons of gratuitous swearing; this isn’t a negative for me, but if you don’t live your life trying to put sailors to shame, maybe this isn’t the movie for you.
If we’re going to chitchat about actual plot … it doesn’t hold up, unfortunately. But the plot isn’t really the point of the movie. The cockamamie drug-dealing-slash-real-estate-mogul-villain is underdeveloped with virtually no development and nothing is explained very well. But like I said, the plot is a mere vehicle for situational comedy and the obligatory conflict/heart-warming conclusion.
All in all, go see it, or don’t. Watch the trailer. If you’re interested based on the trailer, you’ll probably find it worth the price of admission. At the very least, it’s an excuse to laugh a bit while enjoying your preferred theatre snacks.
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