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Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper and Jeanne Tripplehorn star in a "10+!" (Gary Franklin, KCOP), turbocharged action-adventure epic, unmatched in sheer excitement and heart-pounding suspense. In this futuristic thriller, Earth is covered with water and the human race struggles to survive on dilapidated boats and makeshift floating cities. Costner portrays a drifter who becomes caught up in the struggle between the evil Deacon (Hopper) and a child's secret key to a wondrous place called "Dryland." With refreshing humor, groundbreaking special effects and awe-inspiring action suspense, Waterworld sets a glorious high-water mark for imaginative, thrill-packed entertainment.
Let's be honest: this 1995 epic isn't nearly as bad as its negative publicity led us to expect. At the time it was the most expensive Hollywood production in history (it had a Titanic-sized $200 million budget), and the film arrived in theaters with so much controversy and negative gossip that it was an easy target for ridicule. The movie itself, a flawed but enjoyable post-apocalypse thriller, deserves better. Waterworld stars Kevin Costner as the Mariner, a lone maverick with gills and webbed feet who navigates the endless seas of Earth after the complete melting of the polar ice caps. The Mariner has been caged like a criminal when he's freed by Helen (Jeanne Tripplehorn) and enlisted to help her and a young girl (Tina Majorino) escape from the Smokers, a group of renegade terrorists led by Dennis Hopper in yet another memorably villainous role. It is too bad the predictable script isn't more intelligent, but as a companion piece to The Road Warrior, this seafaring stunt-fest is adequately impressive. --Jeff Shannon
Great movie! The mutant is only looking to survive and be alone in the water flooded world. But when he is thrown together with a young woman and little girl charge, the mutant... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Peter Sammet
Starts out very strong, with Costner running his catamaran like he's lived his whole life on it and plenty of impressive visuals. Read morePublished 10 days ago by K. F.
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|Watered down world||
Bandsaw - the version that aired on Encore was the full "director's cut" version, without all the cuts. So they wouldn't, as you put it, had to spend "hundreds of thousands of dollars" to give the fans the version they would be satisfied with.
Why can't you just realize this... Read More
Feb 22, 2009 by Silent G | See all 8 posts
My opinion , I haven't seen the bluray , but the extended Version looked great on my bluray player , the colors an sound are very good
Aug 23, 2014 by Snake Pisken | See all 2 posts
|Which is better, "Waterworld" or "The Postman"?||
I like the Postman myself(for the price I need to snag the Blu-ray). I like it. I read the book, but actually enjoyed the movie better than the book. After he 'becomes' the postman, the movie and the book have little in common. I wish Costner would do 'Holy Road', the sequel to Dances with... Read More
Sep 27, 2009 by Torgon | See all 9 posts
|15th anniversary coming next year?||
That would be sweet! I've always liked Water World, but have never seen the extended version. I wouldn't have thought twice about buying the longer one on BD but since its not i'm kinda iffy
Oct 20, 2009 by A. DODGE | See all 8 posts
No typo, but the real thing! This new release contains the 136 minute theatrical release version PLUS a new 177 minute extended version, which hopefully will shine a new light onto this underestimated movie.
Nov 3, 2008 by turnstile67 | See all 6 posts