The Beach

>Leonardo Dicaprio in his prime
>Legendary soundtrack by Moby
>Directed by Danny Boyle
>Appealing premise
>Adventure/Survival so it's not boring for brainlets but with enough Drama/Seriousness to be enjoyed by pseuds
>breasts and Sexo

Why is this film completely forgotten? It might not be the greatest film but there's enough ingredients there for even zoomers to enjoy. I tried to look up youtube reaction videos and there was virtually nothing.

What gives?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This movie makes me HAVE SEX.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      that's nice

      The writer, Garland, disowned it after production because it was a pop culture island party with oopsies, and had missed the entire point of the story he tried to convey

      what point was he trying to convey? there's plenty of questionable book adaptations that still get all the attention

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Modern consumerist society is le bad

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          the movie clearly conveyed that point though, the ending explicitly states as much while Leo pretty much looks into the camera

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          the movie clearly conveyed that point though, the ending explicitly states as much while Leo pretty much looks into the camera

          funny because there are now entire industries built around the idea of an isolated tropical island

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          no, the message is that you can't escape to paradise and expect everything to be okay, your problems come with you too, he literally says "desire is desire wherever you go" and then he fricks his friend's gf

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            “Wherever you go, there you are”
            Am i right gang?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The book really themes around Gen-X wanderlust, and the dark corners created by checking out of civilized society. Except for the sharkbite scene, almost everything else about the slow collapse of the island utopia was swapped out for luaus and romantic trysts in order to put butts into theater seats. Basically, it got Hollywooded

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Lord of the Flies but druggy backpacker SEA party island?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah but Lord of the flies was based on the negative ideas about humans of the author.
            Years after the publication of the book, a group of teenagers were stranded on an island and they cooperated and were founded relatively easy.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I know, it's a very nasty and stupid book. We all know what really happens to stranded westerners on deserted tropical islands.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                the blue laGOON

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >it got Hollywooded
          DId it really? I watched it a long time ago but was surprised it was about Leo acting schizo while the community breaks down and not some romantic getaway movie.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Leonard Cappuccino had girls in love with him from Romeo + Juliet and more importantly Titanic, and so they wanted it to soak up all that wet-panty money and marketed it hard to chicks. You get a movie pulled in two different directions, where on one side it's a bunch of executives looking at a heartthrob beach movie, and then there's what the people making the film wanted it to be.

            Nobody won, everybody lost, and the disconnect between the marketing and the film had everybody disappointed and weirded out.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              weird coz I remember the movie being received as an edgy, successful thriller that elevated DiCaprio to his next roles. was seriously all anyone talked about for months. Didn’t help that Survivor was new at the time and Castaway had come out not long before.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I feel like your timing is off, at least in America. The Beach was dumped in February where movies went to die; Survivor was the summer sensation; and Cast Away was December, award season, Christmas, that kind of thing.

                I don't recall Leonardo being taken seriously until he started working with Scorcese and Spielberg, and I remember The Beach, with the marketing at least, shooting for his teenage hearthrob audience.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                timing not off, things didn’t vaporize from consciousness in a month. Survivor was insanely, massively huge and in the media all the time. The timeline you’re presenting just shows how The Beach was part of a wave happening at the time.
                it ended up morphing into survival horror toward the early-mid 2000s.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I'd just take it as a loss. The Beach came out February 11 with $15.3 million domestically from 2,547 theaters as the #2 movie in the country, then dropped to #7, then #11, and a month after it released it was making less than $700,000 and well on its way out. Weekend of April 21, it made $32,186 in 56 theaters nationwide as the #62 movie in the country. After that, it's not even tracked.

                Survivor premiered on May 31st, watched by 15 million, then next episode 18 million people, then into the 20s, until the finale on August 23 was watched by 51 million people.

                Cast Away came out Christmas weekend, made more domestically on that weekend than The Beach made in its entire run, and stayed in theaters until the end of June, 2001.

                You have these linked, but The Beach slipped through theaters making $39.8 million domestic; Survivor was a sensation of the whole summer as more and more people jumped onboard every week; and Cast Away was a genuine hit that made $234 million domestic.

                The Beach was #60 on the US Box Office for the year, one slot ahead of the Director's Cut release of The Exorcist that came out in way fewer theaters, whereas Cast Away was the #19 movie of 2000 despite opening on Dec 22 of that year. It made more more money in the US than Mission Impossible II. Maybe everybody you know loved The Beach, but it's not representative of how it was received generally.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >id just take it as a loss.
                I didn’t state my memory to get into an argument with a moron, I simply remember the media campaign that went on for months, references to DiCaprio and the film when survivor was being talked about, etc
                nothing you said disproves that it was part of a wave, within the same year even.
                it’s okay if you don’t understand how long shit stayed in public consciousness back then. I didn’t make my post for you to agree, disagree, or lose anything. feel free to respond with more seethe about timelines and losing.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Okay, well so on the one hand, there's your memory, and on the other side, there's my memory, and all the dates and information that can be looked up matches my memory.

                Oh shoot, you called me a moron though, so I guess my memory and all the facts are wrong.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                nothing you said changed what I said, simple as that. you’re arguing nothing except details that don’t even change the point. whichever came out first, they all did around the same time and fed into eachother. And regardless of box office, DiCaprio was making headlines and his movie was getting media coverage, which is literally all I said.
                youre moronic because you don’t even understand what you’re arguing, you’re just in it to win or lose. and worse, you have no idea what you’re talking about because you probably weren’t even alive then.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I mean, you said that Cast Away had come out not long before, and that Survivor was new at the time, and both of those are wrong. Maybe you and you were friends were sitting around watching the Survivor finale talking about it has sorta a superficial resemblance to that Beach movie that you saw six months ago, or when everybody was talking about how Tom Hanks should get an Oscar because the film is literally just him for so long, and it's riveting, you and your friends were like, yeah but what about that Leonardo DiCaprio that isn't like that at all and isn't nominated for anything and came and went like a year ago.

                People were talking about Gladiator, talking about Julia Roberts, and Steven Soderbergh having two nominations for best director and two movies nominated for best picture, talking about Crouching Tiger, talking about a whole lot of things that weren't Leonardo DiCaprio and his movie that people didn't like. Less popular than Vertical Limit.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >you and your friends
                Creepy headcanon. didn’t watch survivor or beach at the time, couldn’t stand DiCaprio. Everything he did was covered excruciatingly after Titannic
                >blah blah these other movies came out and had buzz so that precludes anything else from being talked about
                Not surprised you have an argument that delusional, especially if you think more people knew or cared who soderbergh was vs the big names in the movie, ie del toro, Douglas, zeta jokes, grace, etc

                But to follow up, the reason I'm "in it," is because I was alive and going to see these movies in the theaters, and Man in the Iron Mask before, and Catch Me if You Can later, and giving lots of shits about movies and actors and Oscars, and it bothers me when I read revisionist history type stuff.

                It’s too late for this bullshit, you outed yourself as trying to “win” over a random comment.
                The fact you think your little Wikipedia hunt is convincing as a “I was totally there!” credibility moment only makes it more pathetic.
                You have 0 concept of what it means for shit to be covered in media or pushed for PR, because you simply weren’t there.
                none of this even merited an autistic debate where you larp as some internet historian, but you wanted an argument and to feel you “won,” no more, no less. You will never actually understand what people watched or cared about at the time, you weren’t there.
                now go make another cringe “zilennial” thread.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                People did care about Soderbergh. Erin Brockovich was a huge movie, and Traffic was pretty popular too.

                Your little rants about how I have to be lying about being old as frick pushing 40 years old on Cinemaphile to make myself look/feel cool are just wrong. Covered by whom? The local paper? Tiger Beat? It wasn't like it is now where articles and shit trend on Twitter and every day there's a new story from some outlet. I had a subscription to Entertainment Weekly, which would come in the mail.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                But to follow up, the reason I'm "in it," is because I was alive and going to see these movies in the theaters, and Man in the Iron Mask before, and Catch Me if You Can later, and giving lots of shits about movies and actors and Oscars, and it bothers me when I read revisionist history type stuff.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              You when I watched it a long time ago I remember that it felt simultaneously too dark and not dark enough.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            There is no love triangle in the book. MC is a semi-sociopath autist and lusts idly after some French girl.

            The breakdown in the book is also much more violent and paranoid.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The writer, Garland, disowned it after production because it was a pop culture island party with oopsies, and had missed the entire point of the story he tried to convey

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Can Alex Garland be taken seriously as a thinker? He's a dreary director.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        He is a much better director than he is a thinker. He has a cool recognizable slick visual style that most of the time carries the mediocre material.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Say what you will about garland but he always seems to find very interesting subjects, it’s just the execution that needs work.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Both Boyle and Garland are hacks beyond measure.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      ding ding ding
      here's the answer you were looking for OP.
      Danny only directed two "good" movies : Shallow Grave and Trainspotting, both of which are laughably dated and cringe when you look back at it
      All of Alex's projects suck ass, pure unredeemable bullshit (yes, even Dredd and the zombie thing that gets shilled here for no reason)
      They both belong to that very category of midwit directors like Aronofsky, Snyder, the Russo Bros, JJ Abrams, David O Russell and Waititi. they think they know cinema, but they really, really, REALLY don't.

      unironically this whole movie is on the same level than something like Now You See Me or Requiem For A Dream. it's not mind blowing or interesting in the slightest, and the production trashed a fricking natural reserve.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        nice blog. the beach is kino and not in some pretentious way it's just a fun travel coomer film with 2000 vibes

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >what is 28 Days Later
        >what is Slumdog Millionaire
        >what is 127 Hours
        >what is Yesterday

        He is far from a midwit, he has done one great film after another. Aronofsky and Boyle are a cut above the other morons that you listed.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          none of those movies are good tho?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          all reddit crap

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Yesterday
          Poo dies getting hit by a bus.
          Wakes up in a Heaven where he writes all the Beatles songs.

          ...I'd rather just listen to my Beatles album than endorse that fantasy-shit.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            What if you died many years ago, and this is your subconscious which can be shaped to anything, and your choosing to not take control, to instead be boring, sitting staring at a screen all day.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yesterday kind of stinks, but Millions is really good. I agree Danny Boyle is definitely a notch above shitty directors like say Brett Ratner.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Yesterday stinks
            Based, friends recommended it to me and I had to tell them it was garbage. Well, I didn't have too, but I felt it was important that they knew how abysmal their taste is.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              The craziest thing about that movie to me is that he never gets returned to his original timeline. He’s seemingly stuck in the alternative universe for good.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Boyle occupies that middle ground where he’a kind of a hired hand who makes normie friendly movies which are occasionally interesting. there should be more directors like that, just for variety’s sake.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Jesus Christ

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I certainly see the aronofsky comparison, but your post loses a lot of credibility by lumping in Dredd with stuff like ex machina and requiem. It’s one thing to not like it, but describing Dredd as “pure unredeemable bullshit” makes you sound like a histrionic autist. Makes the rest of your post and opinion (which I mostly agree with) weaker.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          He's right, Dredd is schlock. One of the most overhyped turds I've ever wasted my time watching, it's a tenth of the movie that the crappy Stallone movie was.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Shallow Grave was great, your a gay

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Worst thing I've read all day.
        How dare you compare Garland and Boyle to JJ Abrams, Russell, and Waititi.
        I'm pretty sure you're memeing, trolling, pretending to be moronic, but seriously go frick yourself you unbelievable idiot.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Shit taste, shit opinion, shit post, shit (You).

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Sunshine is Danny's best work you pleb

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Filth was good.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    forgotten?
    I rewatch it every summer.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I would bury my dick in this movie so hard that whoever could pull it out would be crowned king arthur.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      *berry

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'M MOVING
    I'M COMING
    CAN YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR
    IT'S CALLING YOU MY DEAR

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      when you're in the jungle
      GIRL CARESS MY BODY
      YOU GOT ME GOING CRAZY
      TURN ME ON
      TURN ME ON

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I'M MOVING
        I'M COMING
        CAN YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR
        IT'S CALLING YOU MY DEAR

        This song is actually quite enjoyable for a 2000s pop song, remember it being on the radio a lot and actually liking it.

        I listen to it almost every day

        Out of reeeeeach...
        TAKE ME TO THE BEEEEEACH

        I love that friggin' song because of this movie. It was like on a loop in GTA V lol.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This song is actually quite enjoyable for a 2000s pop song, remember it being on the radio a lot and actually liking it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I listen to it almost every day

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I listen to it almost every day

        i'm about to put it on while i lift

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Out of reeeeeach...
      TAKE ME TO THE BEEEEEACH

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      when you're in the jungle
      GIRL CARESS MY BODY
      YOU GOT ME GOING CRAZY
      TURN ME ON
      TURN ME ON

      This song is actually quite enjoyable for a 2000s pop song, remember it being on the radio a lot and actually liking it.

      For me it's Melanie Blatt.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      DEMIGODS AND HUNGRY GHOSTS
      OH GOD GOD KNOWS I'M NOT AT HOME
      YEAAHHHHHHHH AYYYYYY HEEEEE HEEEE

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      For me, it's Black Coffee

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Goddamn it had such a Kino soundtrack

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is this an accurate depiction of swedish men?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Prob not average these days, but they look pretty swedish

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      2/3 would be black nowadays

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Right doesn't look Swedish at all.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How is this any different to the baby crawling on the roof scene of Trainspotting?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's not, it's in keeping with Danny Boyle's tradition of being a really shitty filmmaker.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Whenever anyone mentions this movie, this is the first thing that comes to mind.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Literally me after eating an entire packet of Fruit Pastilles.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    not enough sex scenes with the hot french girl

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    did he really eat the caterpillar?

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the beach is top tier leo kino

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Oh wow, cuckold the movie. No thanks homosexual. Literally goyslop

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >cuckold the movie
      >when the protagonist literally steals 2 women from 2 other men
      lmao

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You are what’s wrong with society today. Degenerate and disgusting. Never thinking what it feels like to be the other guy. Morally bankrupt and fell right in the israelites hands.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Are you a virgin? Will you be able to find a virgin wife? Serious questions

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      filtered

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Early internet gen-x digital nomadism. I don't think there is nostalgia for that yet, it isn't new enough or far enough away, it's just something that happened 20 years ago.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's not forgotten, lot of us love it. But Boyle disowns it because there was a lot of far left anger toward him for bringing a british crew instead of hiring natives on that island. He also resented casting Leonardo DiCaprio in his boy band phase instead of Ewan McGregor who was his first choice. DiCaprio is also embarrassed by the film due to the videogame magic mushroom scene. For these reasons, the film has been memory-holed and why it never had a blu-ray release.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >bringing a british crew instead of hiring natives on that island
      >casting Leonardo DiCaprio in his boy band phase instead of Ewan McGregor
      > the videogame magic mushroom scene
      these were all good decisions

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Everything you just said is part of why it’s a good movie

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >embarrassed by the film due to the videogame magic mushroom scene
      wtf thats a great scene

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This. Lol it was the only good part of that pompous wanker movie

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i rewatch this every year, i find it extremely comfy

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >i rewatch this every year, i find it extremely comfy
      Glad Im not the only one. Its a "summer movie" for me getting my hyped for travel and warm weather.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    this movie ruined an entire country

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      the movie didn't make those people fat and chinese

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How do they keep it clean with so many tourists?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They shut it down. Basically banned all boat traffic and limited visitors because the beach and lagoon was getting fricked up

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No Black folk

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They don't. Plastic garbage everywhere. Native sea chinks can't into throwing stuff in the garbage themselves so the entire region is polluted as hell.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yea ive been there

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Went there years ago on a cheap day trip when I was in Thailand for 2 weeks. After this we went to another tourist island that was just a bar. Met a Japanese broad that barely spoke English but had an ass like a chubby Mexican teenager. Got her number but we never met up. I would have tongued her butthole for hours. But anyway, island was way too crowded with other tourists and there was nothing there because the reef was destroyed and no fish go there anymore; it was a mix of tourists just doing Instagram shit and others who were uncomfortable with hie obviously fricked the island is now because of shitty tourists and lazy/greedy locals. Thanks for reading my blog.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Thanks for reading my blog.
        you are my window to the world, anon.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Going to tourist traps and eating ass makes you sound low iq.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Still not as obnoxious as Cinemaphileners that go to Japan and won’t shut up about how they discovered some quaint little town 'off the beaten path'.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This photo fails to capture the obnoxious diesel fumes and obnoxious Chinese tour guides yelling into megaphones a couple of metres from your ear.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      thats fricking horrible. seen this shit happening to other places that were hidden gems, specifically spots in the Bahamas and Costa RIca.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      China having a middle class was a mistake. They really ruin everything

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    better than Kaleesi suffocating Karl Drogo

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I saw this in the theater. My takeaway was the American fricked it up for everyone.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why the frick would he let them go? With them leaving the hippies no longer had any reason to keep the island secret, they kept it secret to prevent others from ruining their paradise, so if they were no longer allowed to stay it was no longer in their best interest to keep it secret and with so many idiots upset their little community got ruined it's pretty easy for some of them to expose the asiatic's drug business to everyone out of resentment

    makes no sense

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      He didn't. Leo never made it out of the fields with his friends in the beginning of the film.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      All of them were spoiled westerners that wouldn’t gain anything by trying to report the island to the local police though. Caspere knew this.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >I tried to look up youtube reaction videos and there was virtually nothing.
    because it's not available on streaming platforms

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It is in Canada I've seen it on Crave and Disney Plus, pretty sure it's on Netflix here too

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Beach is Titanic Isekai for Xennials

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Why is this film completely forgotten
    because it was made for 17 year olds who just discovered philosophy

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Leonardo Dicaprio

    I find him sickening and homosexualy. I wish Danny Boyle didn't sell out and instead fought to keep Ewan McGregor as the lead. Would have been a much better film.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I just remember the talking shark.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fricking degenerate hippies.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The moment they took the dying swede into the woods and only the french cuck stood by him I lost any sympathy for the main character

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It is the best movie ever made so there is no point in further discussing it. Now listen to the The Beach (2000) soundtrack and shut up

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      One of my highest autism moments was listening to the soundtrack while reading the book.

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    DAFFY
    WAS
    HERE

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm disabled and poop myself so I can never do stuff like in this movie or go out in the real world, nevermind in bodies of water, so this movie makes me sad

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I thought movies would be a good avenue to live vicariously through them

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        sure
        and then the movie is over
        and I am left with the knowledge that for most people, even if they won't do it, going to some far away paradise and meeting women is something they could do if they really wanted it

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          just put on another movie
          and another
          and another

          at least you get disability money

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >all he can think about is pussy
          Its all so tiresome

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >for most people
          It absolutely is not most people unless you're just talking about desperate prostitutes. This is a fairy tale movie

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why do you poop yourself?

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >soundtrack by Moby
    Did he write the All Saints track?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If I'm not wrong it included the best of electronic music from that time. So it wasn't only Moby.

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Moby
    no thanks

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Play is a 10/10 album

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Alternate ending

    >Sal unalives herself
    based or cringe?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Honestly don't really care either way

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Oddly enough, there was a thread about this movie on Cinemaphile back in 2022 and an Anon said the book was way better. That post inspired me to buy the book and read it within 3 days. It is definitely one of my favourite books. Anon if you're reading this, Thank you. You were right, the book is way better

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Directed by Danny Boyle

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This movie is objectively bad but it has an 'adventure' quality that is completely lacking today.

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i remember the video game scene

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      pure kino

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why do old movies look so much better? do they use different cameras now?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They'd probably film it inside a pool surrounded by green screens and CGI the island today, making the entire movie look like a bad video game.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They did use CGI for the island

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They used film.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It was actually shot on 35mm film back then. Now it's all digital

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        why go from better to worst? isn't technology supposed to improve with time?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I can't believe I'm old enough to have to explain this to someone but the reason is that digital saves a ton of time and money over film and yeah it looks worse. When film was used and it was expensive, filmmakers had to take much more care with the process. Now they can film as much as they want and fix whatever they don't like in the edit. Not in my day

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          studio executives will find a way to ruin everything

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >isn't technology supposed to improve with time?
          This is a question a child might ask.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      to combine what everyone else said

      they use film
      they use actual locations

      makes a HUGE difference, especially in the age of 4k

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      the sun and earth were brighter and clearer, and vision was less obstructed, colors were more vibrant in real life and on film. yet another example of how our minds shape reality, and how the shape of reality was better. i can hardly believe how much better things were, but it wasn't just my memory or perception at the time, observable space existed differently

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        meds

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        you just didn’t have to pay rent yet

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      People said film gives things a warm glow, but the aggressive color grading you see now wasn't really a thing.

      Soderbergh's movie Traffic came out later that year, and made a big splash because it had different storylines happening in different places, and it used color grading for them, so the scenes in Washington DC are all tinted blue, and I think it was the first movie to have the scenes that take place in Mexico all yellow.

      It was just unusual. The movie Three Kings from 1999 had a notice at the beginning of the VHS telling audiences that the picture was supposed to look washed out in parts, that it wasn't a broken tape or problem with their televisions.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        so Soderbergh is responsible for the piss filter? fricking hack

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      pre digital piss filters

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      unironically lower resolution which makes bits of colors and contrast appear washed out but smoother and warmer in the end, also more grain. also probably different kind of go-to filters opposed to the ones they use today.
      semi-related topic:
      reminds me of the technique unrecord uses. applying some sort of camcorder-like effect which makes it appear way more realistic than it would be without it

      in a similar vein older movies often had different lighting techniques and filters applied to them so they looked more homely on the screen

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The camcorder effect in a game is there to hide hints that it's a 3D engine
        Add blurr to an film picture and you only frick it up, because it is already more than photorealistic by default.

        >lower resolution
        Film has a higher resolution than 4k my friend.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Film has a higher resolution than 4k my friend.
          It doesn't. You can scan it at a resolution that high, but silver halide crystal size means all you're really capturing is more noise, not signal.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The camcorder effect in a game is there to hide hints that it's a 3D engine
            Add blurr to an film picture and you only frick it up, because it is already more than photorealistic by default.

            >lower resolution
            Film has a higher resolution than 4k my friend.

            Truthfully, it’s difficult to compare 35mm and native 4k resolution. Technically, 4k should have more resolution and absolutely more sharpness, and yet every new scan of 35mm reveals new details previously thought unlikely. Sciencegays can be so smart, they swing right back to dumb and think the lab and field are the same thing. Remember when they argued the human eye can’t see beyond 2k? Lel.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      movies now are fake slop, cheaper to make that way

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    its not forgotten, its a great film

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Why is this film completely forgotten?
    It isn't, moron. Danny Boyle commissioned amy Seimetz to write a prequel series.
    https://www.indiewire.com/features/general/the-beach-prequel-tv-series-amy-seimetz-1202152884/

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      that four year old news article about a project by a woman will happen any day now

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Apparently there's a Six Million Dollar Man movie coming any year now...for the last 20 years.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          that four year old news article about a project by a woman will happen any day now

          Hey guys, after Top Gun 2 coming out after 20 years of talking about it, I don’t write anything off.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        She recently got ousted from The Idol

        >why was this forgotten
        >here this proves it wasn't
        >l-l-let me move the g-goalposts a bit

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      She recently got ousted from The Idol

  41. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I remember in Australia back in the day this film was on SBS at like midnight every other week and my best friend and I would always catch it.

    So I find the film very nostalgic

  42. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    recommend me some nature kinos

  43. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    loathe this director
    only movie i kinda enjoyed was his first one

  44. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you say all that like it's good things

  45. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's a great movie but it's not an enjoyable movie.

  46. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's an enjoyable movie but it's not a great movie

  47. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    how do you respond without sounding mad?

    ?feature=shared&t=68

  48. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Being stuck on that island with a bunch of college dropouts, gen x'ers who think missing out on flower power was their generations greatest loss, weedbros, backpackers and vandwellers seems like it would be a fricking nightmare after about a week.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      yeah but if you were a college dropout stoner it would be cool

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >seems like it would be a fricking nightmare after about a week.
      Isn’t that kind of the point of the film?

  49. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >I tried to look up youtube reaction videos and there was virtually nothing.
    you should probably have a nice day

  50. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    this thread is beachin

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Me as a kid watching
      >he would be facing the other way in a real video game

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      BEACHED

  51. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Danny Boyle
    I fricking hate that guy.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      yeah we know, you've said so about 5 times in this thread all ready

  52. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I remember seeing the trailer that came before the feature on VHS's. The trailer made it out to be this action packed, survival movie about a bunch of people in some island paradise getting attacked by cartell members or some shit. Then I watched it and it's just some twerp having an existential crisis on an island with a whole bunch of other rejects who think smoking weed is the pinacle of life and their petty infighting.
    >I still believe in paradise. But now at least I know it's not someplace you can look for. Because it's not where you go, it's how you feel for a moment in your life when you're a part of something. And if you find that moment, it lasts forever.
    It's a nothing burger, just isnt a movie worth remembering.

  53. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's Travel porn, before tik-tok and onlyfans was a thing,

    Who doesn't want to be whisked away to SEA to pure white sand beaches and have sex with french girls and literally live 'free'...?

  54. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I figured The Beach would get the same sort of cult following Into the Wild has

  55. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    shill related

  56. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The movie's fricking boring.
    >group goes to beach
    >drug dealers on other side
    >"Hey, don't come over here, or we're going to ask you politely to leave."
    >group goes over there
    >"You have to leave."
    >they leave
    THE END.

  57. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    sexo with Tilda Swinton

  58. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Was the Pickled Punk involved?

  59. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No likeable characters.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        90s and early 2000 t shirts are so much more effey

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      false

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The black cricket guy was nice

  60. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Moby without Moby is the best beach tune

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Faithless was better
      UNCLE had a great song too.

  61. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    BRAVO HOLLYWOOD

    Controversy arose during the making of the film due to 20th Century Fox's bulldozing and landscaping of the natural beach setting of Ko Phi Phi Le to make it more "paradise-like". The production altered some sand dunes and cleared some coconut trees and grass to widen the beach. Fox set aside a fund to reconstruct and return the beach to its natural state; however, lawsuits were filed by environmentalists who believed the damage to the ecosystem was permanent and restoration attempts had failed.[18] Following shooting of the film, there was a clear flat area at one end of the beach that was created artificially with an odd layout of trees which was never rectified, and the entire area remained damaged from the original state until the tsunami of 2004.[19]

    The lawsuits dragged on for years. In 2006, Thailand's Supreme Court upheld an appellate court ruling that the filming had harmed the environment and ordered that damage assessments be made. Defendants in the case included 20th Century Fox and some Thai government officials.[20]

    The large increase in tourist traffic to the beach as a result of the film resulted in environmental damage to the bay and the nearby coral reefs, prompting Thai authorities to close the beach in 2018.[21]

    The restoration period for the bay was lengthened due to travel restrictions during the COVID pandemic. Blacktip sharks began breeding there again. In 2022, the bay reopened to tourists, under strict protocols of no boats, no swimming and no more than a one-hour visit per person for a limited number of visitors at a time.[22]

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >and the entire area remained damaged from the original state until the tsunami of 2004
      lol then who gives a shit?

  62. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Make love to me

    How do you respond without sounding desperate?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you're not my type

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Y-y-you too.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Do a 360 and swim away

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >yes sir

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Didn't she just bluntly say I wish to have sex and I may wish to have it in the morning again LOL. Was it understood she wouldn't take him back with her if he didn't?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        At that point just beat her to death with a rock if she's going to be unreasonable

  63. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Can someone summarize the plot to me?

    Tilda seemed to be on something about communism. Kind of a Lord of the Flies type, don't let in the normies type thing. I have no idea why that guy was delirious and killed himself though. He wanted too much?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Try asking r*ddit.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Basically it was a commune where you were free to do whatever you wanted and made you happy as long as you didn't ruin things for others. Don't screw with the drug growers on the other side. It was a benelovent dictatorship. Don't break my rules, don't tell the public about this place etc.

      It showed the darker side though when the collective needs and wants of the whole outweighed that of any individual. When Christo got bitten and refused to go to the mainland for help they wouldn't let a doctor come to him for fear of discovering their paradise.

  64. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I never found Leo sexually attractive. I can't fathom how the french girl would trade her hot boyfriend for him

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I think he's charming and good looking in this. Was it a comment on betraying your ethnic countrymen and trading up for something exotic like the capitalist system?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Americans have always had the advantage with stealing women, traditionally they always blame them being richer but it really comes down to them being taught how to court women and not make things a bigger deal than they are.
      t. Australian

  65. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Saw this as a 7 year old. Dead daffy duck jumpscaring back to life in the hallucination gave me nightmares

  66. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    that book is really good, read it a couple years ago.
    Movie is trash, though the All Saints song is insanely good

  67. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Cringe kino

  68. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fuark this movie was my childhood. It would play so often in my country and it made me want to move to Thailand and just chill some day instead of wagecucking in the west

  69. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    EYYY
    EYYY
    EYYY
    WOMANN

  70. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This movie seems to make a lot of chuds with maymay vocabularies seethe really hard so I'm going to download it now

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      we got another one, boys

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >People who love nature are chuds

  71. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Book was way better.

  72. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I liked the film but whoever was in charge of this scene fricked up. You have like 5 litres of blood in your body and there's easily double that on the sand alone

  73. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    just saw it... was avoiding it for decades because by its poster it seemed to be a cringe survival movie... it's actually pretty refreshing!
    thanks OP

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The posters and trailers really don't do it justice. Many such cases for movies back then. Dunno why they were so shit at marketing pre 2000

  74. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >gays smoking dude weed
    No.

  75. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The first act of this flick is so comfy and makes me want to hop on the first flight to SEA. Once he gets to the hippie backpacker commune it loses my interest, but the feeling of adventure and youthful excitement, the feeling that anything could happen if only we said yes to certain urges and compulsions that terrified us, THAT is what this movie captures so well.

    There are still places in SEA where such an adventure could happen, but Thailand had such a unique combination of factors that made it so special even just 15 years ago. It's totally changed now though.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Thailand had such a unique combination of factors
      The only unique thing about Thailand was being a country of brown people too weak and cucked to be dangerous to tourists and poor enough to attract every poorgay backpacker.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No, there was more to it than that. If that was all there was to it then Cambodia and Laos would be just as goo to travel to. It wasn't perfect by any means but it really was an exciting place to be in your early 20s circa 2010 and earlier

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          > Cambodia and Laos would be just as goo to travel to
          They were, but most people had all the genocides in their minds so bad associations.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          > then Cambodia and Laos
          They wouldve been, except one is landlocked and the other one has a marshy coastline. Okay let me ammend "poor, cucked and with beachline"

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            All I'm saying is it was the white man's playground, and you agree

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah, what I mean is that a lot of people talk about Thailand as this "mystical revelation" and a "magic place", when all it was is that now you could afford shit because everyone around you was poorer and subservient.

  76. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Its a great movie, never understood the hate

  77. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Don't talk about this hidden kino or normies will ruin it

  78. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    OP watches Deux Princes

  79. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I read the book in my early teens and really enjoyed the prose but holy frick the ending sucked ass. I don't remember shit from the movie except that it had some solid Moby songs

  80. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I like that it's stuck in a time period too. Pre-smartphone and internet cafes etc. You could literaly go out, escape and no one could reach you.

    The whole nihilism turned to finding meaning in shared experiences and that paradise can be connectedness not just a place.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Pre-smartphone and internet cafes
      >internet cafes

      Final scene of the movie literally takes place at an internet cafe, bro

  81. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    dicapiro was a high pitched voice homosexual

  82. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Wasn’t the theatrical release 90 minutes long and about the little blonde homosexual rescuing people from human traffickers?

  83. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why didn't they just euthanize the swede right away instead of leaving him to die in the jungle

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they were all too pussy to do anything and just wanted to chill and have fun all day like immature manchildren trying to escape responsibility and in broader terms - reality, it was made pretty clear to be tbh

  84. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's ok, the only reason to watch is that early 2000s aesthetic

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The aesthetic and the music, too.

      Beginning of the movie had that one banger theme that's not on the OST for some reason.
      When he meets the French girl, drops spaghetti and cue the title screen.

      https://streamable.com/4o88j0

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah the movie looks and feels right, Boyle's later movies used this same title text and transitions etc but it feels dated

        also south-east asia as portrayed in early 2000s movies was homey as frick, i totally get why millions of western tourists flooded the place, fricking brown chinky hookers and getting shitty tattoos while being drunk or high 24/7/365. must've been paradise back then before it eventually became too crowded when chinese bugmen began visiting as well.
        also i guess the internet ruined the long held positive perception of those shitholes, showing how poor and shitty everything actually is mere meters away from the tourist hot spots, full of fatass sexpat boomers and other morons instead of the perfect picture shown in the movies like the beach

        yeah they nailed the whole tourist sense of adventure aspect. if you wanna read asian sex tourism in that era platform by houellebecq is all about it

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      also south-east asia as portrayed in early 2000s movies was homey as frick, i totally get why millions of western tourists flooded the place, fricking brown chinky hookers and getting shitty tattoos while being drunk or high 24/7/365. must've been paradise back then before it eventually became too crowded when chinese bugmen began visiting as well.
      also i guess the internet ruined the long held positive perception of those shitholes, showing how poor and shitty everything actually is mere meters away from the tourist hot spots, full of fatass sexpat boomers and other morons instead of the perfect picture shown in the movies like the beach

  85. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Leo turned down American Psycho for this film. Kek

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      good choice, it's a modern classic, even if it's relatively unknown.
      also i can't even imagine leo doing a better job than bale at that time. twinky psycho would be utter shit i think

  86. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Post breasts and sexo

  87. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Im late to this thread but I love this movie. Living on the island would be awesome. This movie gives me a sense of wanting to travel and leave the world behind kind of thing. Plus lusting after a friends girlfriend reminds me of my teen years.
    The book is kino and worth a read. Richard is based

  88. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The cgi where they make out in the water on bioluminescent shrimp is cringe

  89. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    she was the best part of the movie.

  90. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    woah this thread is still here

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You gave them a map??????

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