YMMV / The Blue Lagoon

  • Best Known for the Fanservice: That the leading actors spend most of the film partly nude seems to be much better remembered than the storyline.
  • First Installment Wins: To both series but for different reasons. The first book was the only one to get a movie treatment, to which not everyone knows the writer had more story to tell. Likewise the film sequels just kind of trigger Sequelitis as not being as well liked as the first.
  • Fridge Logic: Why didn't Emmeline just get out of the boat and swim for the oar in the first place. It's not like she had a fancy dress on or anything, and if the kid fell out of the boat, he can swim.
    • She didn't want to get eaten by the shark. After all, she threw that second oar at it to save Richard's life.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Apparently, the film is very popular among young Romanian men. Hmmm....
    • Also in Brazil, but leaning more towards Memetic Mutation status, due to severe overplay by its biggest network.
    • The '80 film adaptation is also unironically regarded in Hungary as one of the best classic movies of all time. Seems to have gained a lot of popularity in ex-Communist European countries.