Peter Fenzel and Matthew Wrather tackle aspects of unfocused storytelling, incoherent theme, and inconsistent characterization in Baywatch colon the movie. It’s a good first draft, and we can’t wait to see what it’s like when they finish it.
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- “False Equivalence” from Short Packed
- “I Tried Zac Efron’s ”Baywatch“ Diet And Workout For Two Months And This Is What Happened” from Buzzfeed
- “Male Stars Are Too Buff Now” from Vulture
The problem with parodying Baywatch is, first, the show already was pretty ridiculous. I.e. plots involving ghosts, UFOs, surfboard-stealing giant octopi, a Gilligan’s Island fantasy episode, etc. Second, there already was a parody version of Baywatch, a TV series called Son of the Beach.
Maybe it would have worked better if they had taken a Galaxy Quest approach: most of the crew think they’re just getting a cushy summer job, and then they’re thrust into a situation where there are real stakes.