Warner Bros. was conspicuous by its absence for fans hoping to see a glimpse of Wonder Woman and Justice League during the Super Bowl. Paramount Pictures had an impressive showing, but it was the Baywatch trailer that had everyone buzzing at the party that I attended.
We know Logan, Transformers: The Last Knight and Ghost in the Shell would be popping up, but Baywatch kind of came out of nowhere suggesting it could be the action comedy hit of the summer.
This was a remake I didn’t think we needed but after the Baywatch trailer, I’m fully on board for checking this one out. Of course having The Rock, Dwayne Johnson, in the headlining role doesn’t hurt. But the trailer hinted this being one of the few TV to movie translations that could top the source material. I’m actually looking forward to this now as opposed to the hard eye roll when it was initially announced.
Beyond Johnson, the film stars Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, Jon Bass, Kelly Rohrback and Ilfenesh Hadera. Baywatch gets prime summer box office positioning as it’s slated for a May 26 release date.
What do you think? Looking forward to this or writing it off as just another movie remake of a TV show that wasn’t that great anyway?
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