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Waterworld was, at the time, the most expensive film to ever be put on the big screen. Mired in controversy and plagued by production problems (including a hurricane that destroyed a portion of the... Read more set) it was earmarked as one of the biggest white elephants ever committed to screen.
Panned by many critics upon opening it survived because the audience actually loved it (or at least liked it). Sure Costner's character is pretty unlikable but the overall impact was and still is the impressive set design, great battle scenes (no CGI here) and a truly memorable bad guy thanks to Dennis Hopper. Sure it is Mad Max on Water but it is still great fun.
This is one of our favorite movies of all time. Far fetched but not completely unbelievable. The sail boat and its gadgets are awesome to watch. We usually do not watch movies more than once, but this one has made our list every few years.
Can't understand why this has only a 3 star rating on your system based on the reviews below and the movie itself. I thought it was great the first time I watched it when it first came out and it is... Read more still good today. Cleverly written, made and acted.
much enjoyed. this was something different from your usual movie.
Reviled when first released "Waterworld"s reputation has improved over the years and its actually not a bad adventure /action film.This Bluray conversion does the film proud-though not in the league... Read more of newer films when it comes to sharpness of picture and clarity of colours - it is still none the less very good.Certainly if you havent seen "Waterworld" for a while, catch it in this Bluray format-you will be pleasantly surpriced.
Excellent acting, and believable storyline. Well worth a look if you're a fan of 'Mad Max'. The mutant bit also very believable...could happen. I definately recommend this movie.
Great movie really enjoyed it! Lots of action & kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through. Can't uderstand why this movie wasn't a big hit.
Never quite understood why people didnt like this film. its great. I would describe it as Mad max 2 with water instead of desert. With a few major differences as well of course :) If you like post apocalyptic films, this is a good one.
I saw this years ago and enjoyed it just as much second time around. Kevin Costner - another great role for him.
Big budget and almost delivers too. A classic tale of good versus evil with two distinct communities surviving the thawing of the ice caps.