These types of movies are my guilty pleasure, so I enjoyed the hell out of this. I’m not going to blow smoke up your ass and tell you this is a good movie though, because it is very clearly not. Baywatch is a movie adaptation/continuation of the original TV show that we all associate slow motion bouncing boobs to. It follows Mitch (Dwayne Johnson) as one of the best lifeguards in the business, but often takes his job too far thinking he has official police-like authority. Matt (Zac Efron) is a young Olympic athlete that fell from grace and is being forced to be a lifeguard for them for probation. He’s young, cocky, thinks he is better than everyone, and you see where this is going… The movie is far fetched, with them stopping a drug/illegal real-estate operation. Honestly it’s confusing and weird, but I have no problem with it. I have no problem with it because although I never saw the show I realize it kinda goes of the deep end with stories. So, in my eyes, the movie is just staying true! What I do have a problem with however is that this balls-to-the-wall, hold-no-bars comedy I was expecting with powerhouses of acting prowess barely made me laugh AT ALL. That is my problem, and that is why I can not in good conscious recommend it, despite my enjoyment of it.
Swing and miss… I’m a sucker for comedies, party movies, raunchy, and all four main characters. Even if every other person in the world hated this movie I should have loved it. Yet, here I am struggling to remember much about it when I watched it only a few days ago. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates! A comedy starring Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick, and Aubrey Plaza. A Movie in which two party animals are demanded to bring two nice girls to their sisters wedding and two terrible people fool them into bringing them… Now, the premise is awesome and I did laugh a few times… When the Massage dude was giving that erotic massage, and when Adam Devine was explaining the chocolate lollipop thing… Other than that I had chuckles. BUT, a movie thats sole purpose is to make you laugh should have you rolling and I most certainly was not rolling. With these four actors it took a god awful script to make this movie bad and that is what we got. On the plus side I saw Anna Kendricks butt, other than that I see no reason to watch it again.
So for a couple weeks I was letting this movie sink in. When I first saw it I didn’t like it at all. Sure, my hopes were pretty high for this movie. I love Seth Rogan, Zac Efron, and Chloe Grace Moretz. PLUS, the first movie is one of my favorite comedies! After 2 weeks, I still don’t like it… The previews paint this as a complete rehash of the original, but with girls. For the most part that is what it is, and I could have lived with that. After all, that is all I wanted out of it! What I received was a giant political statement about feminism and not much more. The most I ever got out of a joke was a chuckle, and those never came from the new additions to the cast. What I did get a lot of however was feminist speeches and talks about why college guys are terrible. And yes, I can agree to most of what they were saying but THAT IS NOT WHY I WENT TO THIS MOVIE… Beyond that though I realized what made the first movie so great is that you liked both sides. The frat was awesome and they all partied together. Half the time I didn’t know who I was rooting for! In this one the girls are just full on ruining these parents lives… Needless to say, I am NOT a fan.
(Warning: This review contains lots of cuss words, but if you are seeing Dirty Grandpa you don’t give a shit.)
I was extremely surprised by this movie. Why was I extremely surprised by this movie? Because It is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen! I was not prepared for that! Dirty Grandpa stars Robert De Niro and Zac Efron. De Niro (Dick) plays Zac Efron’s (Jason) grandpa who tricks him into taking him to Daytona beach. At this point in his life Jason is about to marry a huge bitch, he has become a huge fucking tool of a lawyer, dresses like an ass, and given up on all his dreams… On their way down to Daytona beach they run into 3 college students. I have no clue who the other 2 are, but Aubrey Plaza wants to fuck De Niro and it’s amazing throughout the entire movie! Surprisingly, this movie has some deep moments and some great character back story, but, the rest ensues how you would basically assume. Hi-jinx, drugs, De Niro being a bad-ass horn dog, and Jason realizing his life has been a mistake. Its pretty straight forward. But, I didn’t say I love it because of its originality, I love it cause it is hilarious as hell! There was not a single minute that went by that I was not laughing! This is the kind of movie you can just tell the actors were having fun and making up shit as they go!.. Speaking of actors and characters, the two best in the whole movie are Pamela the drug dealer who is best friends with cops, and cousin Nick who is a fuck up and weirdly obsessed with dogs… I will say the romance is a little unbelievable, but who gives a shit? De Niro says fuck a billion times, Efron takes his clothes off multiple times, Plaza is sexy AND funny, and I laughed the whole time… Totally worth it!
Ps. Stay for the after credits scene. Its awesome.
This is a very unneeded sequel. I’m not saying I’m not going to watch it, because I am, but it is very unnecessary. Neighbors 2 follows Mac and Kelly Radner again trying to get rid of a college house. I’m going to suspend my disbelief again that a guy like Seth Rogan can get a girl like Rose Byrne…. I can not, however, believe that a family is unlucky enough to have a frat move in next door THEN a sorority move in… I love Chloe Grace Moretz though, I have big crush on her. I also love Zac Efron and have an equally big crush on him. So, it is very awesome they are both in this!.. The bad part of this trailer though, is it is not even that funny. What concerns me is if they can’t even find funny parts for this trailer, what will the movie be like? Will the creepy clown laugh be the only funny part?! Either way, I’ll watch this because I liked the original. Half of you will watch this for the sorority girls. The other half will watch it for Zac Efron and Dave Franco. Inevitably, it will be a huge hit!
So recently I did a review on Rogue Nation. I saw that movie directly after We Are Your Friends so that I could wash the shit of this movie off of me. We Are Your Friends follows Zac Efron as a DJ. He lives in the valley of LA and according to him that makes his life SOOOOO bad. He is friends with the 3 most annoying people, that are horrible friends. Cole (Zac Efron) befriends a well known older DJ that teaches him the ropes. Cole, being the stand up dude that he is decides, “Man, this dude is super awesome and is taking me under his wing… I should probably develop a strange relationship with his girlfriend behind his back…”. The rest of the movie goes exactly how you think it will, except when it doesn’t. There is a weird out of place tragedy towards the end of the movie that just gets swept under the rug and forgotten about. It’s basically there so that Cole can have more inspiration to make shitty music. Oh, and for being a music movie the music is shitty as hell and boring at it’s best. There are weird out of place narrations, and a cartoon scene that makes zero sense… The best part of this movie is the guy that Efron screws over, and they want you to root for Efron! Don’t see this movie. See literally any other movie. Stay at home and stare at the wall while listening to shitty DJ music instead even.
So I am a completely straight man, but Zac Efron is a god. I’m serious, have you seen Neighbors?! Anyway, We Are Your Friends stars Zac Efron and some other people that I don’t know in L.A. Efron plays Cole Carter (I had to look that up), a 20-something guy that lives with a bunch of his friends in the valley, and is a DJ. From what I can tell, Cole complains a lot about living not quite in L.A and needs to be IN L.A. He strives to do this by being a DJ, while his friends strive to push him so when he is big they can live in his guest house (I’m guessing). It sounds like I am ranting, which I kind of am cause the story seems kind of bland and boring. But, who knows?! This could be extremely fun, it could have some hidden heart. It seems to have an interesting thing where he tries to get original sounds. Honestly though, I’m not very excited, but I have been wrong before.