It took a few years, but Paramount Pictures finally managed to get a feature-film reboot of Baywatch off the ground, thanks to the seemingly unstoppable star power of Dwayne Johnson. And while the R-rated comedy won’t be hitting theaters until Memorial Day, you can get your first look now.
Check out the Baywatch teaser trailer below.
Truth be told, I expected this first trailer to be significantly more funny than it actually turned out to be. Sure, there are a couple of decent jokes here, but the overall tone feels a bit bland, and it seems like we can expect an action comedy along the lines of something like 21 Jump Street.
I’m more than willing to give The Rock and Zac Efron the benefit of the doubt here, as they both have a pretty solid track record when it comes to comedic outings, and I’m curious to see what Johnson’s San Andreas costar Alexandra Daddario can bring to the table. But if this trailer turns out to be an accurate representation of the finished product, then it might be good to start lowering those expectations.
Written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift (Freddy vs Jason) and directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses), you can hit the beach with the cast of Baywatch on May 26, 2017.