Dwayne Johnson has responded to the wave of criticism received by his new movie Baywatch, after the film fell flat with critics. 

The actor took to Twitter to call out the overwhelmingly negative reviews for the film, which in addition to himself, stars Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, and Kelly Rohrbach.

The film has fared very poorly with critics, currently standing at a 19% rating on Rotten Tomatoes amidst judgements that the film is "shallow", "stupid", "misguided", and "wantonly crude".

It also earned a 37% rating on Metacritic, and you can read our (admittedly unflattering) review here.

The Rock stars as Mitch Buchannan, the role made famous by David Hasslehoff 

Johnson has now called out the film's critics, repeatedly tweeting about the unfavourable reviews versus high ratings amongst fans at early screenings. 

"Fans LOVE the movie. Critics HATE it. What a glaring disconnect," he tweeted.

The big-budget remake of the wildly popular TV series follows lifeguards attempt to uncover a criminal plot that threatens "all that is good and pure in the world of beach life".

It has currently brought in just over $10m at the box office, off the back of a $69m budget.

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