No fun in the sun

There are moments in “Baywatch,” the big-screen adaptation of the classic syndicated series, where the filmmakers seem as if they are making a spoof of the TV program that at one time was the most popular show on the planet. The few jokes that work poke fun at its infamous absurdities, such as beautiful women running in slow motion and lifeguards solving crimes. But any successful joke is ­followed by a tidal pool of stupid ideas that are as painful as a 24-hour sunburn.

Rick Bentley, Tribune News Service