priyanka chopra baywatch

Priyanka Chopra may have won hearts overseas with her role in the popular TV series ‘Quantico’, but things seem a bit difficult for her big screen debut ‘Baywatch’ there. The movie which released in the USA already, has been rated just 14% by Rotten Tomatoes, the review aggregator. This makes it the least rated movie in the USA. Clearly, Hollywood press is unimpressed with the movie and has bashed it left-right-and-centre. It’s quite a surprise considering the fact that Dwayne Johnson is at the top of his game, but his presence too could not save the day. However, Priyanka Chopra has been receiving some appreciation for her small role, but she seems to be wasted in this plot which banks on puerile humour. (Also Read: She’s unstoppable! Priyanka Chopra is setting new style goals with ‘Baywatch’ promotions)

So talking about the movie, Rotten Tomatoes has stated, “Baywatch takes its source material’s jiggle factor to R-rated levels, but lacks the original’s campy charm — and leaves its charming stars flailing in the shallows.” Entertainment Weekly wrote, “Ladies and gentlemen, I give you ‘Baywatch’ — the rare movie that even the Teflon-coated, thousand-watt charisma of Dwayne Johnson can’t save. It’s possible that this sloppy, scattershot nod to ’90s jiggle TV was inevitable.”

New York Post wrote, “It washes up on the beach like a dead whale… Even the action scenes need CPR, often undermined by effects so chintzy, you wonder if the money intended for them was instead eaten up by the production’s seven-figure waxing budget. It’s a shame. The cast is capable, and a meta-examination of ‘Baywatch’ should have produced something sharper.”

As far as Priyanka is concerned, Steve Rose from ‘The Guardian’ wrote, “Even Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, the underused villain of the piece, looks like she was contractually obliged to show as much flesh as permissible.”

So, in it’s entirety, the movie has been slammed severely by the critics and going by the reviews, it doesn’t seem to get good reviews in India as well, when it releases on June 2. But, PeeCee still has some hopes as her minor role has surely not gone unnoticed.