Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson promised a raunchy, R-rated update on cheesy TV drama Baywatch. And so it was delivered.

It takes all the boob bouncing “fun” of the original, tosses in a bunch of red-band dick jokes and a heaping helping of muscles and there you go. Why anyone would be surprised by the outcome is beyond me — Johnson pretty much delivers exactly what he promised he would.

The new Baywatch follows said guardians of the bay in their daily duties, which they take more seriously than surgeons, soldiers, and police officers combined. One stint of the “big boy” version of their lifeguard tryouts involves lifting a makeshift bench press of two large refrigerators. So, yeah, they’re not messing around.

Or, at least Mitch Buchannon isn’t. That’s Johnson’s alter ego, the man with the most saves, who jogs around the area like a god, with locals comparing him to Superman.

He and the lifeguards – who only accept one new trainee each year – take down drug dealers, con artists, and other criminals in addition to, you know, saving visitors from drowning.

Zac Efron plays a new, Ryan Lochte-esque recruit, who is thrust upon the unwitting Baywatch crew after an embarrassing Olympics showing leaves him with a ton of community service.

It’s the battle of the egos between he and Mitch, while the crew also has to take down the movie’s big bad, sexy femme fatale Victoria Leeds (Priyanka Chopra). You’re supposed to hate her, but dammit if Chopra isn’t charming.

Kelly Rohrbach, Alexandra Daddario, and Ilfenesh Hadera make up the sexy, slow-moving ladies of the squad, while Jon Bass plays Ronnie, the comic relief in schlubby, Jonah Hill-esque style.

It’s got a solid cast of cameos/supporting characters – looking at you, Hannibal Buress and The Office’s Oscar Nuñez – and a fun, tongue-in-cheek, DGAF vibe.

Honestly, I think it’s getting a bad rap. Is it the best comedy I’ve ever seen? God, no. Not by a long shot. But it’s a good enough summer movie. It’s stupid, bro kind of humor – like Step Brothers, though admittedly not nearly as good – and The Rock delivers his typical, undeniable charm.

If you weren’t a fan of the original Baywatch, I doubt there’s been much progress made here. But all in all, it’s not a total waste. Definitely worth the Redbox, at the very least.

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