Chronicling the adventures of a bunch of LA lifeguards, both on and off the beach, Baywatch was one of the most watched TV series in the world during the ’90s.
The fact that it was a feast of beefcake and bikini babes might have had something to do with it, so the movie upsizes the bare flesh and jiggling cleavage accordingly. The Hoff’s and Pammy’s boogie boards and red swimwear are inherited by the dependable Dwayne Johnson, Alexandra Daddario (those eyes!) and Zac Efron (those abs!), who set out to bust a local drug syndicate after corpses and bags of meth begin washing up on the beach. Some of the set pieces are inspired – an absurd fight in a nursery results in a SpongeBob mobile, baby’s bottle and nappy disposal being used as makeshift weapons; a dick joke in a morgue isn’t nearly as disturbing as the later sight of Efron undercover in drag; and the climax is literally explosive. Baywatch lampoons the series’ stereotypes in a tongue-in-cheek comedy caper that works on a lowbrow level, thanks largely to the combined charisma of Johnson and Efron. Oh, and watch out for some inevitable cameos.
Release Date: 30 August 2017
Format: DVD Blu-ray 4K
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario
Watch Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron behind-the-scenes of Baywatch as they take on the obstacle course! ?
- Meet the Lifeguards
- Deleted and Extended Scenes
- Stunts and Training
- Continuing the Legacy
DID YOU KNOW
- To avoid confusion, Pamela Anderson cameos as CJ Parker (after originally declining to appear) and Kelly Rohrbach’s character plays her daughter, who shares the same name.
- Zac Efron gave Dwayne Johnson all the names to call him in the movie, like One Direction and Bieber.
- Zac Efron’s character Matt Brody was rumoured to be based on disgraced Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte.