Metal Mummy's Movie Meme - Week 4

Hooray time for another Metal Mummy's Moveie Meme.

I was skipped last week as I 
didn't have a clue about directors. This week's topic however is a great theme as its an actor from one of my favourite films. 

Leonardo DiCaprio

I have always loved him in The Beach. It's not everyone cup of tea, most people tell me they think its an awful film. However I really liked it. 

The plot (via IMDBTwenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.

My favourite part of the film is when they find "the beach" paradise. Its beautiful. With Moby's song Porcelain (the song in the trailer above) playing as they see it for the first time, its amazing. I love the romance between Richard and Fran├žoise too

The soundtrack on the film is really good too

Leonardo in the film is great, I think he portrays the role really well. Ok its likely this inst his best performance,  but overall I like the character he plays. Plus I was a teenager back when it came out. I had it on VHS and watched it over and over. It helps that Leo is pretty too :)

The film goes off in a weird direction after a while and sometimes I just like the it while everything is perfect, but perfect doesn't last and everything goes tits up, the film takes a dark turn and I think that's what makes it interesting

The other film I love of his is Titanic (another I watched to death) I also enjoyed Inception and Shutter Island

I have Revolutionary Road (with Leo and Kate Winslet) recorded on my V+ box to watch too, this has prompted me to get round to watching it!

Anyway check out more DiCaprio fans (or some people who may slate him) and join in with your own opinions over at Metal Mummy's Movie Meme


  1. Yeah Leo was pretty handsome in The Beach. Good bod!

    Must admit I think his acting gets better the less prettier he gets - or perhaps it's just easier to take him seriously in the roles he chooses now he hasn't got the baby face. Enjoyed reading your thoughts x

  2. It was a strange film! But I liked it. I agree with Mummy Beadzoid's theory of his acting improving as he gets less pretty! xxx

  3. I have to admit I am a hater of this film, my sister and I came out thinking WTF just happened, maybe its worth a rewatch to remind myself!

  4. haha the first half of the film is good. Then it all goes a bit weird. I sometimes say I like the film till Leo goes crazy..lol

    And yes his acting skills are not up to scratch, but meh I like to watch him looking pretty :)

  5. My husband loves this film and I have fond memories of it as it was the third film we went to see together and he brought me the all saints song on tape (yes tape!!) as a gift!!
    I never really actually liked the film though, not really sure why, but still a great choice.

  6. This film is one of the reasons why I love Robert Carlyle - now that man really can act x

  7. An ex took my to see this on Valentines Day! It's not my favourite film of his if I am honest but it does look good and has a fab soundtrack to boot!