I have to admit, I don't know what I'm going to write about when I sit down to post this blog. I just want to update each week. I think that mindset allows me to just sit down and write whatever is topical at that moment. It's a pretty good system and will allow me to just keep posting.
Now that that's out of the way, last night I watched Baywatch. Not the television show. I watched that religiously when I was a kid. I'm sure you did too. Just admit it. You just got the urge to hum the theme song. Maybe you even started singing it. Don't be ashamed. We all know it.
Anyway, the movie came out on the old DVD yesterday. After rewatching the coming attraction, I decided it was funny enough to buy. Oh man, did this movie deliver. Don't get me wrong. It's not a cinematic masterpiece. The cast and crew are aware of that. And that right there is the key. This movie knows exactly what it is. It's a comedy designed to make fun of itself and the original show. Throw in a little story to give the characters something to do and you have a winner.
I can't say this movie is for everyone. Comedy is very subjective. You have to write what you find funny and hope your audience agrees with you. Check out the Don and Ray stories on this site. As I tell everyone, if you've ever been to a large Comic Con you will find the humor in their. If not, you will not understand much and will not laugh. Does that mean it's not funny? Maybe.
Baywatch had a solid mix of dirty humor, subtle jabs, call back jokes, and direct jabs at the source material. Slow motion running in the real world takes center stage and it's hysterical. There is a spot where Mitch meets Mitch and it might be the funniest moment I've seen in a movie this year. I can imagine the cast bursting out laughing on a daily basis and it shows on the screen.
Is this movie a masterpiece like Citizen Kane? No. It's not meant to be. It knows exactly what it is. This movie is not meant to be taken seriously. Go in with an open mind and I don't think you'll be disappointed.
Shoot me an email and let me know what you think. Till next week.