Film / Baywatch

An upcoming comedic adaptation of the long running TV show Baywatch, starring Dwayne Johnson as Mitch Buchannon, Zac Efron as Matt Brody, Alexandra Daddario as Summer Quinn, Ilfenesh Hadera as Stephanie Holden and Kelly Rohrbach as CJ Parker.

The story centers on a by-the-book and very serious lifeguard (Johnson) who is forced to team up with a young rule-flouting hothead (Efron) in order to save their beach from environmental destruction at the hands of an oil tycoon (Priyanka Chopra).

This film contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Affectionate Parody: The movie gives a comedic take on the TV series.
  • Fanservice: A key factor given the source material.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron are expected to spend a majority of the movie shirtless.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Alexandra Daddario and Kelly Rohrbach in the tight red swimsuits are guaranteed to make a powerful impression on the audience.
  • Race Lift:
    • Compare Stephanie here to Stephanie on the TV show.
    • More obviously, Mitch. He was played by a German actor in the original show and by half-African-American, half-Samoan actor in the movie.