From Danny Boyle, director of Trainspotting, here comes a great adventure movie. I know, this was pretty big at the turn of the millenium, but it only took me 22 years to see it.

Leonardo DiCaprio is young and Oscar-less, Tilda Swinton is almost not creepy, the French girl is French, and Robert Carlyle does a great short performance of mad man Begbie Daffy. The other actors play nice, but nothing special worth noting.

The soundtrack is filled with great summer music, and now feels like a “Best of 2000 Throwback” album, with bangers from the best of electronic stage in UK: Faithless, Leftfield, Underworld, Orbital, Moby, Chemical Brothers and UNKLE. Oh, and some All Saints, for that extra 2000 kick.

All in all, a good film, well paced, at times a bit unrealistic (that’s a lot of swimming), but it makes for a very good watch. Four popcorns and a map.

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