Review : Baywatch

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“Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit, as they uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of the bay.”

Baywatch the movie 2017 is here to signal the start of summer, and beach bod season, but its also supposed to make us laugh so does it? Yes and no, what we have here is a tale of two movies, or rather two directions. This movie is rated R, and it should be, and I feel like when its doing its rated R stuff it flounders, but when it does the PG-13 stuff, its genuinely funnier. The raunchy bits of the movie while I can see their appeal, just seem a bit lazy here, you know, going for the cheap shot. When the movie is more heartfelt and orthodox in its humour, its definitely funnier, and even more entertaining. All the cast here is great, even though some of them like Alexandra Daddario have smaller roles than I would have imagined, while some of the smaller roles likeĀ Yahya AbdulMateen II’s police officer are pretty well done, and feel impactful. This movie also feels double sided in its visuals. It goes from having some of the most fake fire I’ve ever seen in a movie, to having some stunning tracking and action shots of the cast when they have their full Baywatch moments. All in all I think this movie is a bit of a mixed bag, but with a 69 (that has to be on purpose right?) million dollar budget, I think it has a good chance of making enough to get a sequel, which with the potential from this movie, has the chance to be better.

Review Score : 5 out of 10

Review : Hercules

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“Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.”

So Kellan Lutz is herules and, wait what? Thats the wrong movie? Why are they making two of everything…So The Rock is Hercules, and is as huge as shit. This movie is has one major problem and that is that it doesn’t itself know what it wants to be. On the one hand, it wants to be this big time action movie, and on the other hand it wants to be this super fun, super kid friendly adventure movie. It does end up in the end being a lot of the kid friendly kind, which is both good and bad. On the one hand, being skewed kind of younger makes the movie very fun, since it plays to a much more carefree and not serious sense of drama. That’s also where it goes down, in that the movie itself gets a lot more shallow as a result of it. Younger audiences will have a great time with this movie, which does also make it very surprising when The Rock does drop an F-bomb. It ends up with this feeling of a split personality here. The movie itself goes a different way than i expected and that the trailers portrayed, which isn’t a bad thing, it just may leave some viewers with a bad taste in their mouth thinking they were promised one thing, and getting something different. Overall, its not a bad movie, lots of fun if you’re not a huge stickler for depth, and if you like to see The Rock, being The Rock.

Review Score : 5.5 out of 10