Maybe it’s just the mood I had going into Baywatch (looking for a laugh or two after a day of packing up to move), but I quite enjoyed Baywatch.
I only ever watched a couple episodes of the TV series, but the movie seemed to hit every one of the major parts of the show – slo-mo Baywatch babe; overly earnest Mitch Buchanan; plucky comic relief (who’s so quick to melt down when his crush is around that he doesn’t realize that she’s into him from the beginning); totally inappropriate investigation of suspected criminal activity; lots and lots of beautiful beach people.
There’s a Paul Walker-sized hole in the middle of The Fate of the Furious that the creative team and cast try to gloss over with bigger and more ridiculous stunts than ever before.
The addition of Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw as a member of the team, and Scott Eastwood as Mr. Nobody’s new aide help, but the loss of Walker – whose Brian O’Conner was the series’ real heart – cannot be completely overcome.
For the first time in its storied history, Saturday Night Live will air live in all time zones, nationwide. The show will be broadcast live simultaneously across the country for its final four shows of the season — April 15, May 6, 13 and 20.
Hosts for the four remaining Season 24 episodes will beL Jimmy Fallon, Chris Pine, Melissa McCarthy and Dwayne Johnson.
Can the unthinkable happen? Will Dom turn on his family?
The Fate of the Furious has a host of returning players, including mysterious CIA guy Mr. Nobody (Kurt Russell) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), along with a lethal lady who is queen of internet crime.
The first trailer is a bit long – at 197 seconds – but like even the longest movie in the series, it feels like half that. Check it out after the break.