Post from @DailyMovieSketch

Post from @DailyMovieSketch
Baywatch (2017)Directed by Seth Gordon Back in the 90s "Baywatch" was hugely popular. I never watched much of the TV show though (my preference was more "The X Files"). When it was announced that a movie version was in the works and that it would be an R-rated comedy, I immediately thought of how they rebooted "21 Jump Street". I loved that movie, so was interested in this one. The trailers however didn't seem that good. Anyway, I watched the movie last night. The plot, about new guy Matt Brody (Zac Efron) joining the Baywatch team led by Mitch Buchanan (Dwayne Johnson), and the team having to take down rich drug dealer Victoria Leeds (Priyanka Chopra) could have been fashioned into a really funny action comedy. Sadly, this isn't it. I thought there was nothing original about this movie that hasn't been done better before. I didn't like the characters and the way the story was developed either (no meat to any of it). I thought that the three main actors, Johnson, Efron and Priyanka Chopra did really well with the material they were given though. The movie is good for a few laughs but it's amusing at best. Our overly sensitive Censor Board also contributed to ruining our enjoyment of the movie, as they've made several cuts to it despite giving it an A rating (I've always maintained this is a stupid thing to do). It's hard to say how much is cut, but a lot of the dirty jokes and dialogues from the trailers weren't in the movie. Reinstating the cut footage might have helped.Overall I'd rate this movie a 6/10. It's a passable watch. I enjoyed Priyanka Chopra's performance as the antagonist ("I'm not a Bond villain… Yet"), and it might have been a really memorable role had the movie been better. So I did a sketch of her. This was drawn with 2B mechanical pencil and colour pencils, and scanned. #262 / 2-Jun-17
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