Waterworld

Waterworld

DVD - 1997
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In a future where Earth is covered with water, the human race struggles to survive on dilapidated boats and makeshift floating cities called atolls. When a mysterious drifter/adventurer known as the Mariner gets caught up in the struggle between the evil Deacon and a young girl and her adoptive mother, he finds himself catapulted into an explosive war of good vs. evil.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Home Video, 1997, c1995
ISBN: 9780783219851
0783219857
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (136 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Water world

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Aka_MeTarzan
Feb 04, 2017

Awful.

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JackPurcell
Apr 14, 2015

A fun movie, more-or-less. Imaginative.

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ManMachine
Jan 03, 2015

Glug-Glug-Glug ...&... Gurgle-Gurgle-Gurgle.

So, kiddies, how's this for a deliciously riveting opening scene from Waterworld, the $175 million movie-extravaganza?

A seriously balding Kevin Costner (as the badass "Mariner") is standing (positioned facing away from the camera) on his drifting trimaran while earnestly pissing away into a large, plastic measuring cup.

Following the necessity of this act, Mariner then pours this precious, yellow liquid into a ridiculous, primitive-looking filtering contraption. And once his piss has filtered its way into a waiting container below (are you ready for this?), he greedily grabs up the beaker and downs its contents in one thirsty gulp! (Shlurp! Shlurp! Shlurp! Dee-licious!)

In my opinion, this opening, thirst-quenching scene pretty much set the mood for the remainder of Waterworld's predictably tiresome 140-minute running time.

Believe me, this 1995, Sci-Fi/Action picture, set in the year 2500, was a total nose-picker from start to finish. The visuals were lousy, the dialogue demented, the battle scenes limp-wristed, and the characters despicable, one and all.

It really figures that Costner also served as a co-producer for this "grate-on-your-nerves" piece of junk.

Not only was Costner paid $14 million to star as the Mariner, but he also raked in a percentage of Waterworld's gross profits, as well. (This probably didn't amount to a helluva lot, though, since this film (deservedly) bombed, big-time, upon its initial release).

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neonkc
Dec 20, 2012

very good

aaa5756 Feb 03, 2012

Great science fiction movie with great special effects. C+ DVD

dntblnk Sep 21, 2009

I know this recieved cold reviews but I liked this movie. If you want a movie to just sit back and enjoy then this is the movie.

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mariaf
Feb 03, 2009

I really like Kevin Costner - but dude, what were you thinking...a movie i recommend skipping.

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