This summer get Rock hard as BAYWATCH makes the leap from TV to the movies, acquiring quite a few jokes along the way. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Zac “The Pebble” Efron join forces to patrol the sunny sands of The Bay. Usually that means hanging out, having fun and showing off the guns, but when a drug cartel tries to move in things get serious… deadly serious.
Okay, not deadly serious. Not even that serious, if we’re being honest. BAYWATCH is an adaptation in the spirit of 21 JUMP STREET and THE BRADY BUNCH MOVIE, taking a look at a beloved cheeseball TV show and giving it new tongue-in-cheek life.
Joining The Rock and The Zac is a whole slew of impossibly attractive and incredibly charming people, like Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra and - yes, of course - Pamela Anderson and David Hasselhoff. Mixing affection for the original show with a wry and absurdist sense of humor, BAYWATCH is the beach party you wish you got invited to in high school. Well, you’re invited now!
In ALIEN we met the Xenomorph, a perfect organism, an unstoppable killing machine with molecular acid for blood and a disturbing and invasive form of reproduction. In PROMETHEUS we met the Engineers, mysterious cosmic beings who created the Xenomorph. Now, in ALIEN: COVENANT legendary director Sir Ridley Scott brings the two together and shows humanity just how fragile our place in the galactic ecosystem truly is.
A group of happy-go-lucky colonists head to a paradise-like planet, looking to spread humanity to the stars. But when they arrive on this brave new world they find that the beauty hides something terrifying, and that none of their hope and faith can keep them alive in the face of chthonian horrors from beyond.
With ALIEN: COVENANT Scott begins weaving together the disparate threads he created in ALIEN and PROMETHEUS, creating an overarching mythology of Lovecraftian proportions. As gorgeous as it is terrifying, ALIEN: COVENANT is unlike any franchise film in the modern era. The result of a unique vision, COVENANT is the kind of science fiction that engages the mind while also being the kind of horror that will scare you right out of your damn seat.
There’s a new mixtape and a new adventure in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2, the sequel to the surprise smash hit space opera. The Guardians go into interstellar overdrive as they prove the only way to follow up saving the galaxy is to save it all over again. Also: Groot is a baby now.
This time the Guardians are a family, flitting about space tackling interdimensional beasts and star pirates. But when Star-Lord’s long-lost dad (played by cinematic legend Kurt Russell!) shows up, things quickly get complicated and the team finds itself tested in ways they never imagined.
Nobody saw GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - based on a truly obscure Marvel comic - coming, but the sequel is saddled with all kinds of expectations. Writer/director James Gunn is up for the challenge, cranking up the colors, intensifying the action, ramping up the stakes and doubling down on the laughs - while getting much more personal and human. VOL. 2 isn’t a “been there, done that” type of sequel, it’s a movie that reinforces everything we loved about the original and adds all sorts of new twists and turns.
What we loved were the characters, and they’re all back - Chris Pratt as the irrepressible Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as the badass Gamora, Dave Bautista as the sweetly confused Drax, Bradley Cooper as the cutely vicious Rocket and, of course, Vin Diesel as Baby Groot - but they’re joined by new members of the team. Star-Lord’s dad, Ego, brings along the antenna-ed Mantis (Pom Klementieff) and former baddies Nebula (Karen Gillen) and Yondu (Michael Rooker) switch sides to reluctantly keep the galaxy going. After all, they live here too.
All-new songs, same old characters, brand new fun: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2 is here to save your summer.