Beyond the horizon lies the secret to a new beginning.
In a futuristic world where the polar ice caps have melted and made Earth a liquid planet, a beautiful barmaid rescues a mutant seafarer from a floating island prison. They escape, along with her young charge, Enola, and sail off aboard his ship. But the trio soon becomes the target of a menacing pirate who covets the map to "Dryland" -- which is tattooed on Enola's back.
I don't get all the hate for this. I loved this when I was 12 and I still loved it. Dennis Hopper alone makes this worth a watch. Very fun film!!
Well, there certainly isn't $200m in entertainment here. But there is a whole fuck load.
The people that gave this the panning it didn't deserve should never be allowed to watch any Sci-fi movie. It's clearly above them.
Waterworld is a very fine movie, and a very fine Sci-fi movie.
It was impossible to come to this film without knowing that everyone hated it. I didn't hate it. I'm so confused.
Don't get me wrong; I'm not a Kevin Costner fan. Sure I quite liked Bodyguard, and I saw the director's cut of Dances with Wolves... shoot, I might have to start a Costner list.
Anyway, if you haven't seen this because you heard it was shit, add it to the old watch list and give it its due.
Such an underrated film.
It seems to have more fans now than it did in 1995, and rightly so!.
Rewatching this film on a late Friday afternoon with my Dad brought back childhood memories. Also the belief you can do anything on a jet ski.
My first rewatch of this since I think the theater, and overall it was as I remembered it: better than the crappy reputation it has. It does borrow even more heavily from the Mad Max series (particularly Thunderdome) than I recalled, but on the flip side Dennis Hopper was much more enjoyable than I remembered and a very entertaining villain.
Alright Costner - where's my $8?
I rated it lowly, but it's my junk-food :D
My dear buddy lent this to me on blu ray. 1h10m I lasted, ended up fast forwarding to the end. Garbage.
Id rather wank off a hobo.
The late 1980's to early 1990's were owned by Kevin Costner. Starting with The Untouchables moving forward with No Way Out, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, Dances with Wolves, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, JFK, The Bodyguard and Wyatt Earp. Enter 1995, he's working again with director Kevin Reynolds, who did Robin Hood, and it's the most expensive film ever made. The set was plagued with a hurricane. Costner was on set for 157 days working 6 days a week and he ended up directing for 2 weeks when the director walked off set. Joss Whedon was sent in to do re-writes at the last minute. Critics decided this was the beginning of the end for Costner and started comparing…
I'll go ahead and say it...I'm honestly not sure why Waterworld inspires so much contempt in people whenever it's name comes up. I thought it was a lot of fun. The sets, costumes, and environments were all cool looking. There's a good bit of action and a lot of neat concepts and ideas. Perhaps Kevin Costner wasn't the best choice for the lead role, but I thought he was fine. Dennis Hopper is delightfully over the top. I dunno...I just thought it was an entertaining action/adventure movie with just enough sci-fi/fantasy to keep me intrigued.
Also, Jack Black plays a grungy pilot.
Food for thought: imagine if James Cameron had directed this film. Inorite?!
For some reason I always end up enjoying Waterworld. It is not a good movie by any means, but whenever it pops up on TV I cant help myself but be drawn to it.
Waterworld is not a great movie, but it is enjoyable any late night when you are alone.
It is shit, but you will end up enjoying it.
Like most concept/genre movies, the first half hour does a good job of establishing a well-thought-out universe. The level of detail here gives the world texture and credibility.
Then, like a lot of concept/genre movies, things fall apart when it comes time to actually tell a story in this created world. The plot is stupid. The dialog vapid (do these people ever have a thought they don't voice in the most banal way possible). And the acting (with the possible exception of Dennis Hopper, who hams it up agreeably) is abysmal.
One star for concept. One for execution of concept. The rest is a floating turd.
Mielenkiintoisella ja omaperäisellä tulevaisuudenkuvalla varustettu seikkailu Mad Max -hengessä.
Not as bad as I expect. Very daft