I don't understand all the hate


I'm not going to post and say this movie is one of the best ever. Certainly it's not even close. And yes, compared to the Blue Lagoon it's not as good. Nevertheless, I think it's decent and a fun Sunday afternoon watch. The scenery is beautiful. Also, as much as people hate on the acting I don't think it's actually that bad. Part of why I think the acting feels forced at times is because they were supposed to be portraying naive and innocent teens who were more like children from growing up away from civilization, so I excused a lot of it on that thought. The soundtrack is also pleasant, and the scenery and feel evokes a very fun and innocent tropical paradise. I guess what I'm saying is, for fans of the books I can understand their frustration, but as a standalone movie I think this is a fun one. I remember seeing this as a kid on T.V. on the Movie Network and I loved it. I re-watched it after many many years and I still don't think it's a bad film. Again, I'm not saying it's a 10, but I don't understand all the hate. It's a 5 for me, or even a 6.

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Films always need an edge to offend, or no one thinks they're any good. What can you say about young sweethearts on a desert island that does not feature tawdry standards of drugs, crime, violence et cetera? The film made by good sports will always finish last. Agree with your comments.

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"The film made by good sports will always finish last."

Well said, and an unfortunate truth in our hedonist, decadent, and voyeuristic world.

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Agreed with all 3 of you!

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