Baywatch opens on May 24th. Get your tickets here!
Look, you guys know we’re big fans of Alexandra Daddario here at BMD. And by “we” I mean me. And by “big” I mean obsessed. So I’m not going to try to sell you on Baywatch because, frankly, I don’t know how. I look at films two ways: “Does this movie have Alexandra Daddario in it, y/n?” And in the case of Baywatch, Miss Daddario is in fact in it. What else do you need to know?
And if I’m being honest, I’m a little cranky at how this movie’s marketing campaign has sidelined this generation’s most magical star in favor of some tanned and oiled man-meat (Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron). I mean, they’re FINE, I guess, but in ten years people will be looking at this movie like True Detective, or the Nurse Jackie pilot – you know, one of those shows you’re sitting there watching when the radiant Alexandra Daddario shows up in a supporting role, and the idea that she’s not the focal point just takes you out of the whole thing. Smdh.
Anyway, Baywatch. Baywatch is going the Brady Bunch Movie/21 Jump Street route, taking an old syndicated TV staple and goosing it with jokes, sex, and violence. And in this case, bringing the entire thing to the next level, via the screen presence of one Alexandra Daddario. So it’s going to be like those movies but, according to my calculations, much, much better.
You’re going to want to see Alexandra Daddario’s new movie via the best theatrical exhibition possible. You’re going to want to have a nice, reserved seat. You’re going to maybe want a nice tropical cocktail while you watch it. The Alamo Drafthouse is the only place I know of to do all that, my friend.