Monday, January 18, 2016

year 5 Day 47

movie: The Blue Lagoon
starring: Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins
genre: Drama
year: 1980
format; Hollywood Suites Channel

plot: After being shipwrecked on a island, two teens have to learn to survive.

This is based on the novel of the same name.

Okay, so I have to admit, this is the first time I've actually seen this movie. And I was expecting some big bad with the way it's always been talked about. I was actually disappointed  to find there was nothing in this film. It was fairly uneventful. Even the big threat of the island hunters when they give a sacrifice was less then impressive.

You've got a story about two relatives, cousins, who end up abandoned after the one crew member of the shipwreck dies, leaving them to fend for themselves, on a nearly empty island. Completely unaware of everything, they end up still childlike, even as they mature.
So the big taboo in the story is incest, which given the fact they are cousins and it was a common practice until recently for cousins to marry, usually to keep the wealth in the family; and titles; I failed to see the earth shatteringness of it. 

what did I learn? Don't always buy into the hype.

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