Summer season has just arrived in the northern hemisphere and its beginning has been marked in what may be the best way possible, the release of the film adaptation of the enormously popular American TV series Baywatch. Baywatch, which ran from 1989 to 2001, was the global symbol of beach culture. The series, which reached an audience of 1.1 billion people around the world, was about lifeguards which patrolled the beaches of Los Angeles Country, California, with David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson in the lead.
Now, 16 years later, Hollywood has produced a film version of the show with different actors. The Baywatch cultural phenomenon which marked the 1990s has now been brought back. After so much time, it may be expected to be a little different now, but the film Baywatch, one of the most anticipated films of 2017, has the potential to be enormously popular as well. It may spawn a new Baywatch franchise and the actors of the film may become the new faces of beach culture. They are quite a significant group of people, with Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfinesh Hadera, and Jon Bass in the lead.
Whatever the film is like, what better way is there to start our summer than by going to see it? Baywatch right now is receiving poor critical reviews, but the TV series also did not have a high critical reputation. The main purpose of a show like Baywatch is to provide people with a fun viewing and the film likely does that. Watching it can be a fun part of anybody’s summer and can also inspire us all in how to spend our summer. Before we all hit the beaches, it is perhaps worth our while to go and see the modern-day revival of a monumental beach legend.