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Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991)

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Average Rating: 2.3/10
Reviews Counted: 28
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 28

Despite its lush tropical scenery and attractive leads, Return to the Blue Lagoon is as ridiculous as its predecessor, and lacks the prurience and unintentional laughs that might make it a guilty pleasure.

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Average Rating: 2.8/10
Critic Reviews: 10
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Despite its lush tropical scenery and attractive leads, Return to the Blue Lagoon is as ridiculous as its predecessor, and lacks the prurience and unintentional laughs that might make it a guilty pleasure.

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This sequel to the surprise box office hit The Blue Lagoon (1980) mimics its predecessor's romantic adventure formula of a lush tropical locale inhabited by scantily clad, nubile teens discovering their sexuality. Spotted adrift in a boat with his deceased parents Richard and Emmeline, a baby boy is rescued by a passing ship. Adopted by the widow Hargrove (Lisa Pelikan), infant Richard is soon at sea again after he, his new mother and her baby daughter Lilli abandon ship in the face of a cholera

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Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance

Nov 5, 2002

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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The travelogue-style photography is soothing, the bodies are pretty and the music isn't offensive, but feature-length movies can't survive on the ingredients for a standard airline commercial.

May 21, 2013 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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Things are pretty much the same for the semi-nude kids in this movie as they were for the semi-nude kids in the first Blue Lagoon.

May 21, 2013 Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel
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Return to the Blue Lagoon is neither campy enough to be howlingly funny nor prurient enough to be provocative.

May 21, 2013 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Jovovich is a beauty recalling the very young Myrna Loy, Krause is boyishly handsome; both are capable and should survive this particular shipwreck.

May 21, 2013 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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When an old scallawag spies on Lilli bathing naked in a waterfall, we civilized viewers are primed to condemn him. But we're all scallawags here.

May 21, 2013 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
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Return to the Blue Lagoon is a pointless spinoff of the 1980 hit, which was itself a remake of a 1949 British pic.

March 26, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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Graham paints a picture of love that is tediously sexist. One for pervs and frustrated holidaymakers only.

May 21, 2013 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

The movie is occasionally cutesy. That's the worst of it. You can't call it gross, but it is cutesy.

May 21, 2013 Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun

At 15 years of age, I wanted to live inside this screen world of freedom and loinclothed abandon. Today, I wanted these kids to fall on some coral.

August 2, 2011 Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Comment (1)
BrianOrndorf.com

Even the soft porn is a total yawn.

August 3, 2009 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

A movie whose best features are its lush tropical vistas has evident limitations.

July 31, 2009 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Not even teen lust can justify watching this film.

November 4, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

Just say no.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

They had to wait over ten years to make a sequel to Randal Kleiser's Blue Lagoon (which is itself a remake of a 1949 British movie) because they had to wait for a generation who wouldn't remember how really awful the 1980 film was.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Return to the Blue Lagoon

This was really quite atrocious. It seemed to start off okay for a bad follow on to a movie that was probably ill advised to start with. But the minute the kids grew up and became Milla Jovovich and Brian Krause, it was all over. (Admittedly Brian Krause is not that bad, and may even be a slight improvement on the original star, but that's not saying a whole lot).
The story totally lost the suspense the original had about who was on the other side of the island, the story is jumbled and unconvincing and don't even get me started on the "bad guys" who may or may not have been intended to be Australian. (As the film was shot here and i could clearly hear the accents, though they were trying not to sound it... I think) Big mess of a film. Milla can't act at all. If you really have to, watch the original instead.
August 29, 2009
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One of the least welcome sequels ever about the son of the original castaways gets cast away himself on yet another tropical island with a pretty girl and her mother.
March 19, 2007
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