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October 3, 2014

Movie Review: Blue Lagoon: The Awakening


Starring: Indiana Evans, Brenton Thwaites, Denise Richards 

Directed by: Mikael Salomon


BLURB: Blue Lagoon is a classic love story about two young adults who fall in love despite all obstacles. Emma and Dean are two ordinary teenagers who travel with their school to Trinidad for a charity project. Emma is your 'good girl next door' type of girl, but she has a crush on a cute boy which makes her break the rules for once in her life and that fatal decision will carry on to change her life ...


REVIEW: Blue Lagoon: The Awakening is a bit of a contemporary remake of the 1980 film the Blue Lagoon that starred Christopher Atkins and Brooke Sheilds. It aired on the Lifetime network in 2012 but has recently released on DVD. That is where I became acquainted with it.

I admit that I have always had a thing for stranded on a desert island stories be they in movies or in books.  So when I came across this one while browsing around on Amazon I had to give it a try especially having seen the first Blue Lagoon and Blue Lagoon the Return with Milla Jovovich and Brian Krause. SO how did this one measure up? To make things clear this isn’t a straight remake of the first film by any means there are many, many differences.

It starts out with two regular teenagers who lead the pretty much normal teenage life. They go to school, they hang out with friends, and they have all the usual teenage angsty problems...peer pressure, popularity issues and struggles, keeping up with grades etc. But the main characters are vastly different  Emma played by Indiana Evans is a “good girl”. She follows the rules, toes the line, gets stellar grades, is on route to an ivy league education, and in spite of all this is still pretty popular even though she’s not the cheerleader type (which I had to admit is unusual in most movies and series on TV).

Dean who is played by Brenton Thwaites is the polar opposite… he’s the bad boy type, hands down. He’s a loner, could care less about the popular crowd, and doesn’t like having to answer to others.

The action really starts when the two of them go on a class trip to Trinidad where the students take part in building a school for local children. While there several of the students decide to try to find a “good time” and head out to a party being held on a boat by a recent acquaintance of one of the students.  The party of course consists of the things that would cause most parents to have nightmares but that teens gravitate towards all to often in their quests to prove they are “grownups”…underage drinking, scanty clad people everywhere, you know the drill. Now while I could see Dean heading right for something like this without any qualms Emma had to be pressured and talked into it by her best friend and she finally caved to the peer pressure and went. The police show up and crash the party however and some of the teens take to the water to escape getting nabbed. In the rucus Emma is accidentally knocked overboard and Dean goes in after her and drags her to the dingy that is attached to back of  the boat the party was on. He untethers the dingy and the boat keeps going without them…and the police right along with the boat.

When Emma sees this she quickly jumps down Dean’s throat asking him why on earth he would do such a thing because they are being left behind! He states that it’s better than getting arrested. However his theory is soon put to the test when a bad storm comes up quickly and sweeps the two and in their little inflatable further out to sea.

After drifting for a long time the two finally spy an island and paddle towards it thinking they are saved finally! But when they finally arrive on the island they soon find out that it’s deserted and the two of them are totally alone with no food, no water, and yes they tried but indeed no cell phone service! Gasp this part actually cracked me up because I can so see many people flipping out from that last part more than the first two. LOL but I digress. Realizing they are going to have to work together if they have any hope of being rescued…and for that matter staying alive in this beautiful but desolate place, they soon start to become fast friends. And from there the feelings snowball and it isn’t to long until they find their feelings for one another burning hot as the sun above them.

Will they be able to make it and get food, shelter, and the other necessities to stay alive on the island. Will they be rescued? Or are they doomed to spend the rest of their lives alone on the island?

I won’t say more don’t want to give anything away. All in all I was pretty pleasantly surprised by this one. I didn’t have extremely high hopes as many of the Lifetime movies are extremely cheesy in many ways many have very weak or done to death storylines or focus on strictly sex appeal with no story to hold it up. But I was pleasantly surprised with this one overall. It was pretty well done and I liked the two main characters and found myself rooting for them in the end. I really enjoyed it and it did in fact go on my keeper shelf to watch again sometime.

I thought it also really cool that they gave a nod to the first Blue Lagoon by having Christopher Atkins make an appearance as one of the teachers that chaperones the class trip. Denise Richards also makes an appearance as Emma’s mom.

So final verdict on this one is definitely give it a shot. Especially if you are like me and are a fan of the stranded on a deserted island scenarios and like a little romance thrown in with the mix. You just might be pleasantly surprised too.






It was a Lifetime movie so it's not to bad. It does have a couple of uses of profanity and some sexual situations but nothing to raunchy. If it had been released in theaters I would estimate it would have been rated PG-13.



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