Fellow New Yorker Alexandra Daddario (“San Andreas“) plays the movie’s dedicated new lifeguard recruit Summer Quinn, who helps Mitch and fellow rookie Matt Brody (Efron) investigate Victoria’s increasingly deadly schemes.
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Of the rest of the team, Kelly Rohrbach surprises in Pamela Anderson’s role of CJ Parker, affectionately lampooning the character who set many teenage hearts aflutter, and Alexandra Daddario is a little bland but nonetheless necessary as Efron’s inevitable love interest. The snap was taken by Zac, which of course added even more fuel to the fire. The Harlem-raised actress (TV’s “Show Me a Hero” and “She’s Gotta Have It”) has somewhat different, less pleasant memories of the TV series.
No one’s going to go to see “Baywatch“, the film based on the hit ’90s-era TV series that was all about hot, heroic lifeguards and that gave David Hasselhoff a career, for cultural uplift, cinematic adventure, or to make themselves smarter. There’s a reason Chopra is a massive worldwide star, and she joins Johnson as one of the most charismatic people on screen.
Already a global star, Priyanka Chopra makes her U.S. debut as the villain of the piece, ruthless businesswoman Victoria Leeds – a part originally written for a man. “Just when I’m casually doing a slo mo run and the posters of Baywatch happen to be behind me …”
“By the time I got to set I was like, OK, I think I’m ready”. We took that idea and turned it into a raunchy action comedy.
It ticks all the boxes, with likeable leads, crude humor and a passable narrative underneath the fun, but it all falls a bit flat in the end. But it hurt his feet a lot, I must say. Big, dumb fun always has its place. I’d watch him beat my mother with a steel chair for two hours and happily fork over $15 bucks to see it.
At Monday night’s advanced screening of the film – hosted by The Cinema Society with Hugo by Hugo Boss, Women’s Health and Svedka – Ron Huebel, who plays Captain Thorpe, said he accepted the truth about “Baywatch” early on, and didn’t parse words about the meaning behind its fame.
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Every year, an avalanche of trailers, teasers, TV spots flood the Internet, trying to grab the attention of busy and overstimulated audiences. There’s a reason: trailers, when they’re good, can be an artform all their own. “I love Indian food, but Southeast and Japanese is my favorite”. But I want to tell stories, I want to make people feel things.
“In the past, I never would have considered running for president”.