Download Waterworld

Waterworld

Beyond the horizon lies the secret to a new beginning.
Waterworld
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.
Title Waterworld
Release Date 1995-07-28
Runtime
Genres Action Adventure Science Fiction
Production Companies Gordon Company, Davis Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Licht/Mueller Film Corporation
Production Countries United States of America

Reviews

John Chard
You're a fool to believe in something you've never seen. Waterworld is directed by Kevin Reynolds and jointly written by David Twohy, Peter Rader and Joss Whedon. It stars Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tina Majorino, Michael Jeter and Gerard Murphy. Music is scored by James Newton Howard and cinematography by Dean Semler. It's the future and the polar ice caps have melted and the Earth is practically covered by the sea. As civilisation is forced to live on the water, their only hope is to one day find the fabled place known as Dryland. A Mariner drifter may hold the key to Dryland's whereabouts... It was by definition a troubled shoot, with sackings, difference of opinions, cost overruns, production set backs (hurricane destroying a hugely expensive set) and bad word of mouth generated by a film press intent on giving Kevin Costner a good kicking. Facts are, now that all the water has evaporated over the years, Waterworld is neither the flop or the bad film that many believed it to be. Should it be a better movie considering the gargantuan amounts of cash spent on it? Absolutely, without question! But Waterworld turned a decent profit in spite of its problems and mixed reviews, and now it firmly has a fan base willing to love it for the great sci-fi escapism that it is. Now readily available in 3 cuts (Theatrical, TV Edit and Ulysses), you can sample each to find the pros and cons of home format film tampering. Even in its theatrical form the film is still a rollicking water based adventure, full of spectacular stunts (oh my those jet-skis rock), amazing sets (whoosh, the sci-fi grandeur of the floating atoll) and blood pumping scenes (the eerie journey and subsequent revelation of a city under water). Sure it's far from flawless as the pace is uneven at times and as plot narratives go it's pretty thin, but Reynolds and Costner have crafted an impressive world submerged by water. The cast, too, are delivering knowing performances. Costner's Mariner is indeed one note, unsympathetic and moody, this guy is a loner and a mutation after all, his sombre persona neatly playing against Hopper's cartoonish, satirical and maniacal villain. Tripplehorn (a porn star name if ever there was one!) beautifully shines in a film populated predominantly by males (there's another flaw for you), Michael Jeter scores favourably as a highly strung elder, while young Majorino is suitably winsome, neatly playing it as a device to mellow the Mariner's cold fishy heart. Take that and fill it out with the detail of the definitive cut (Ulysses) which showcases Reynolds' vision and it's fan nirvana all round. If it was meant to be a serious picture in the first place, a sermon on topical destroying of the Earth, then it fails a touch because the characterisations are bound by cliché manacles. Yet collectively the inhabitants of this Waterworld share a common goal of survival, played out to the backdrop of Reynolds' excellent futuristic setting. When thrust together to make a good versus evil action movie, the characterisations work handsomely within that framework. That is ultimately the best way to enjoy Waterworld, let it wash over you (hrr hrr hrr) in a wave (hrr, OK I'll stop now) of water based action and heroics. It's a world where soil is currency and smoking is a marker for being a bad guy. From the opening shot of the Universal World logo becoming submerged in water, to the bittersweet finale, yes! Waterworld is indeed escapism in its purest cinematic form and becomes a high definition must in the process. 8/10
John Chard
You're a fool to believe in something you've never seen. Waterworld is directed by Kevin Reynolds and jointly written by David Twohy, Peter Rader and Joss Whedon. It stars Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tina Majorino, Michael Jeter and Gerard Murphy. Music is scored by James Newton Howard and cinematography by Dean Semler. It's the future and the polar ice caps have melted and the Earth is practically covered by the sea. As civilisation is forced to live on the water, their only hope is to one day find the fabled place known as Dryland. A Mariner drifter may hold the key to Dryland's whereabouts... It was by definition a troubled shoot, with sackings, difference of opinions, cost overruns, production set backs (hurricane destroying a hugely expensive set) and bad word of mouth generated by a film press intent on giving Kevin Costner a good kicking. Facts are, now that all the water has evaporated over the years, Waterworld is neither the flop or the bad film that many believed it to be. Should it be a better movie considering the gargantuan amounts of cash spent on it? Absolutely, without question! But Waterworld turned a decent profit in spite of its problems and mixed reviews, and now it firmly has a fan base willing to love it for the great sci-fi escapism that it is. Now readily available in 3 cuts (Theatrical, TV Edit and Ulysses), you can sample each to find the pros and cons of home format film tampering. Even in its theatrical form the film is still a rollicking water based adventure, full of spectacular stunts (oh my those jet-skis rock), amazing sets (whoosh, the sci-fi grandeur of the floating atoll) and blood pumping scenes (the eerie journey and subsequent revelation of a city under water). Sure it's far from flawless as the pace is uneven at times and as plot narratives go it's pretty thin, but Reynolds and Costner have crafted an impressive world submerged by water. The cast, too, are delivering knowing performances. Costner's Mariner is indeed one note, unsympathetic and moody, this guy is a loner and a mutation after all, his sombre persona neatly playing against Hopper's cartoonish, satirical and maniacal villain. Tripplehorn (a porn star name if ever there was one!) beautifully shines in a film populated predominantly by males (there's another flaw for you), Michael Jeter scores favourably as a highly strung elder, while young Majorino is suitably winsome, neatly playing it as a device to mellow the Mariner's cold fishy heart. Take that and fill it out with the detail of the definitive cut (Ulysses) which showcases Reynolds' vision and it's fan nirvana all round. If it was meant to be a serious picture in the first place, a sermon on topical destroying of the Earth, then it fails a touch because the characterisations are bound by cliché manacles. Yet collectively the inhabitants of this Waterworld share a common goal of survival, played out to the backdrop of Reynolds' excellent futuristic setting. When thrust together to make a good versus evil action movie, the characterisations work handsomely within that framework. That is ultimately the best way to enjoy Waterworld, let it wash over you (hrr hrr hrr) in a wave (hrr, OK I'll stop now) of water based action and heroics. It's a world where soil is currency and smoking is a marker for being a bad guy. From the opening shot of the Universal World logo becoming submerged in water, to the bittersweet finale, yes! Waterworld is indeed escapism in its purest cinematic form and becomes a high definition must in the process. 8/10

Leave a Review?

You must be registered and logged in to submit your review.

Recently Searched

Rena Mero 5 People The Conjuring Murder On The Orient Express 23tvshow Kung Fu The Legened Continues The Conjuring 2 Tvshow Christopher Robin 3 Movies Bohemian Rhapsody 23tvshow Slither Destination Wedding 23people Rena Mero Bad Times At The El Royale 23people Season 1 Episode 2 Movies Book Club Halloween 23movies Deadpool 2 People Billionaire Boys Club Tvshow Rena Mero 4 People The Equalizer Peppermint People Invicta Movies Jackpot A X L 23movies Morangos Com Acucar Movies Billionaire Boys Club The Little Mermaid Blood Fest I Think We Re Alone Now People R And Age Movies Summer Of 84 Movies Christopher Robin Incredibles 2 Tvshow Rena Mero 4 People People Morangos Com Acucar Temporada 4 Alpha Moses And The Ten Commandments 23movies Aquaman Rena Mero 2 23movies Mother Daughter Exchange Club 7 Movies Pron The Far Country Mother Daughter Exchange Club 4 Movies Once Upon A Time In Hollywood 23people The Happytime Murders Mother Daughter Exchange Club 4 Tvshow Sierra Burgess Is A Loser It Moses And The Ten Commandments 23tvshow Sierra Burgess Is A Loser 23movies Raw Suspiria Cerolia Sweets People Christopher Robin 2 Movies Erotic Mother Daughter Exchange Club 7 Tvshow Murder On The Orient Express 23people A X L People The Old Man And The Gun Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missou Tvshow The Equalizer 23movies Mamma Mia Here We Go Again Life Of The Party 23people A Star Is Born 2 23people London Love Story 3 People The Kissing Booth Harry Potter And The Philosopher S Stone Tvshow A Star Is Born 2 23movies First Man Mother Daughter Exchange Club Rena Mero 4 People Tvshow Peppermint 23movies Babu Baga Busy Christopher Robin 2 Tvshow A X L 16 Movies Club 56 Halloween 6 Movies A X L 2 People Deadpool Tvshow Operation Finale Halloween Resurrection Movies Untitled Avengers Christopher Robin 23tvshow The Umbrella Academy Black Panther 23tvshow To All The Boys Ive Loved Before Life Of The Party Movies The House With A Clock In Its Walls A Star Is Born Upgrade Venom Halloween Christopher Robin 3 Movies Movies Black Panther 23people Justice League The Empire Strikes Back Gone Girl Reprisal The Favourite Ferdinand Next Gen Tvshow Upgrade Movies