Movie Review


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Baywatch is an action comedy movie about an elite group of lifeguards of Emerald Bay, Florida who protect the beach. They protect their beach in many ways including from thieves, burning boats, corruption etc.

The lifeguards are: Lt. Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson), second-in-command Stephanie Holden (Ilfenesh Hadera), veteran C.J. Parker (Kelly Rohrbach) and Summer Quinn (Alexandra Daddario).

Mitch and his team of lifeguards are loved by many in the community except for by local cop Garner Ellerbee (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II).

The lifeguard team is searching for a new lifeguard and they are holding tryouts. Ronnie (Jon Bass) is someone who shows up and is an old friend of Stephanie Holden. At the tryouts, they also meet Matt Brody (Zac Efron). Matt Brody is a former Olympic swimmer who won two gold medals. However, he lost his fame during a race where he vomited and now he has to perform community service as part of a plea deal.

Matt Brody feels entitled and acts like a celebrity believing he shouldn’t do the tryout trials like Ronnie. Instead, he feels like he already has the job. However, Mitch doesn’t appreciate his attitude. He explains that he doesn’t care who he is and that he has to do tryout and do the trials just like Ronnie. Mitch talks to his captain explaining he doesn’t want Brody on his team. Although, Captain Thorpe (Rob Huebel) doesn’t give in and Brody will indeed be on the team.

Both Ronnie and Matt pass the trials and they become a part of the team. One morning during his patrol, Mitch discovers small a pouch of drugs. He later discovers they belong to businesswoman Victoria Leeds (Priyanka Chopra).

The team has to go rescue a private yacht that is on fire. Most of the boat’s occupants are saved, with the exception of a deceased man identified as a city official. Mitch finds out the deceased men was murdered and did not die due to the fire. He then tries to investigate the death of the city official. Only Garner tells him that he has nothing investigating a murder.

Will Mitch and his team listen or will they follow their instinct and find out who is responsible for everything that is happening on their beach?

You will just have to watch it to find out!

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