Waterworld

Waterworld

DVD - 1998
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Civilization as we know it no longer exists in Waterworld. The great flood has left humanity adrift on strangely-configured man-made atolls, constantly threatened by Smokers - bands of marauding pirates who roam the featureless surface of Waterworld. For the Atollers, outnumbered & outgunned, one hope remains: a solitary hero known only as the Mariner. Battling the Smokers & the psychotic warrior/priest leader, the Deacon, the solitary Mariner sets out with Helen, the protective adoptive mother of the mysterious little girl, Enola, who bears an enigmatic tatoo on her back. Pursued by the merciless Deacon, the three fugitives aided by an eccentric inventor, search for the mythical dream - Dryland.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, c1998.
Edition: Widescreen version.
ISBN: 9780783219851
0783219857
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE SCIENCE FICTION
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (136 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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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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