Ty Burr
February 07, 1992 AT 05:00 AM EST

Return to the Blue Lagoon

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
98 minutes
performer
Milla Jovovich, Brian Krause, Leslie Stevens
distributor
Columbia Tri-Star Home Video
genre
Romance, Drama

We gave it a D

Take away the brief nudity and this square, vapid sequel to 1980’s The Blue Lagoon wouldn’t look out of place in the ’50s, with Sandra Dee and Troy Donahue subbing for the equally talented Brian Krause and Milla Jovovich (Kuffs). Krause plays the son of the original movie’s Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins; how he comes to end up on the same deserted island with a new babe is too much of a headache to explain. The twosome’s idyllic discovery of ”the birds and the iguanas” is broken up by a crew of sailors, here representing the Evils of Civilization. Krause and Jovovich then have to decide whether or not to be rescued and wear underwear for the rest of their lives. Lagoon‘s message — aimed straight at the spoiled shopping mall generation — is that teen nookie is fine if the grown-ups don’t mess it up with guilt — and it’s even better if Dad lends you the keys to the condo in Hawaii. D

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