The Gold Coast, even though not necessarily filled with gold veins is one of the best and most populous beaches in Australia. It’s a great destination to have a nice vacation and sometimes brings in the most revenue in terms of tourism for the country.
However, in this article, we will be admiring the beauty of this Australian beach through the lens of a movie camera, sure there’s a bunch of editing that is added after release, but it doesn’t take away from the feeling of this amazing geographic location.
Some of the best and most popular Hollywood movies of the 21st century have been filmed here, and we will be choosing only the most relevant ones that people have already watched.
So grab your popcorn and cold drink and let’s start how many popular movies the Gold Coast has on its name.
Thor: Ragnarok was an amazing hit with Marvel Fans. It was actually an amazing take on Thor’s character, painting him with a little bit more sense of humor than the first time we got to see this Nordic God superhero.
It could have been the jolly weather at Gold Coast that convinced the producers to change Thor’s demeanor a bit, but one thing’s for sure is that the location made for amazing studio sets.
There were multiple takes that were filmed at the location, but there were two sets created in total. The set for Asgard where Thor’s sister Hela defeated all of the Asgard guards, and the grand arena on Sakaar where Thor and Hulk duked it out.
Overall the sets on the Gold Coast were the ones that delivered the most compelling scenes in the movie, thus establishing it as the most memorable part.
Aquaman was another comic-book movie that Australians had the privilege to watch being made at their doorstep. The Gold Coast was a perfect fit for the set of Atlantis.
Producers and directors were also blessed by having access to experienced locals that took a very active part in designing and enhancing the sets wherever necessary.
Although Aquaman got quite negative reviews after its release, it can be said that Australians were more than happy to have Jason Momoa and other star actors visit their beautiful beach.
Broke is a bit less popular than all the other movies we’ve mentioned so far in the article, but it’s also an amazing piece of cinematography with a great message.
Broke was also filmed in Gold Coast in Queensland and mostly talked about the challenges that professional rugby league players had to face when gambling addiction and match-fixing were rampant in the industry.
Broke was also filmed in Gold Coast in Queensland and completes a collection of significant movies related to Australia’s hot issue of gambling and sport.
The movie was an absolute hit with the locals as they had a very clear understanding of what was going on and could pinpoint the references for matches that had happened sometime in the past.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell no Tales
Dead Men Tell no Tales is the latest iteration of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise, which was mostly shot on the Gold Coast.
In fact, the whole set cost around $300 million and occupied as much as 5 acres of land.
Most of the decorations we see on the set were for gloomy and eerie villages and a few ship-fights as well.
The most interesting part was that the set was open for the public, meaning that everybody could walk around the old colonial village and even enter Grimes’ Tavern.
The film had around 1000 people on set almost every single day, for which it earned the nickname “sausage factory”.
As funny as that is, the movie itself turned out to be decent and even helped fans feel some nostalgia with old characters. But the best part about the movie was that it was mostly centered around Jack Sparrow, the most popular character of the franchise thanks to Johnny Depp’s masterful execution.
The Chronicles of Narnia
The Chronicles of Narnia is a very familiar movie for people in their 20s, it mostly connects us with our childhood, remembering how the closet door was first opened and how we got introduced to the wondrous world of Narnia.
However, the movie that was filmed on the Gold Coast was not the first variation. It was The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
Considering that it’s a movie that includes a lot of sailing on an old-school ship, the directors of the movie believed the Gold Coast would be an amazing location.
Considering all of the experience of the local animators and filmmakers, they had the support of a vast array of professionals that knew exactly what to do with a movie about voyages.