Monday, 19 March 2012

Waterworld Review (Updated)


Release Date: 14th September 1995 - Australia

Production Companies
Universal Pictures (presents)
Gordon Company
Davis Entertainment
Licht/Mueller Film Corporation

Universal Pictures Australia

Genre: Sci-Fi

Rating: M

Runtime: 135 minutes
                176 minutes
                (extended cut)

Budget: $175,000,000

Box Office Gross: $264,218,220

Plot Summary
In a future where Earth is
covered with water, the
human race struggles to
survive on dilapidated boats
and makeshift floating cities
called atolls. But some still
cling to legends of a
mythical place called "Dry-
land."Seeking clues to
its whereabouts, the evil
Deacon attacks the atoll
which houses young Enola
and her adoptive mother
Helen. When a mysterious
drifter/adventurer known as
the Mariner is caught up in
their struggle, he finds himself
catapulted into an explosive
war of good vs. evil with the
open sea as his battlefield.
Only later will he discover
Enola's wondrous secret
- a revelation that may
change the destiny of all

Kevin Costner - The Mariner
Dennis Hopper - Deacon
Tina Majorino - Enola
Jeanne Tripplehorn - Helen
Michael Jeter - Old Gregor
Gerard Murphy - The Nord

Director - Kevin Reynolds
Writers - Peter Rader & Davod Twohy
Producers - Charles & Lawrence
Gordon, John Davis & Kevin Costner
Production Designer - Dennis Gassner
Costume Designer - John Bloomfield
Director of Photography - Dean Semler
Film Editor - Peter Boyle
Visual Effects Supervisor - Michael J.
Digital Effects Supervisor: Boss Film
Studios - Sean Phillips
Music - James Newton Howard


1996 Academy Awards
Best Sound - Steve Maslow, Gregg Landaker
& Keith A. Wester (Nominated)

WATER-WORLD or as you might call it MAD MAX on water has a really good concept of Earth getting covered in water, but there's one problem on the movie is that the story-line has several unexplained answers and even loose ends including the ending. The sets, action scenes and music score by James Newton Howard are all tremendous but Kevin Costner's performance as The Mariner was a fine job. I find the part where Costner's character turns his wee into drinking water to be very disconcerting and I should have known that Jack Black had a small role in the film.

WATER-WORLD is not a bad movie, just horribly-edited which is why it wasn't as successful as it could have been, but it is enjoyable. The fans of WATER-WORLD will have to wait for the questions to be answered in the extended cut of the film. The uncompressed version is available on DVD and Blu-ray but unfortunately not for fans outside of North America.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie

1 comment:

  1. It has been a about 4 years since I have seen this but I do remembering it being good. I do not know why so many people hated it. And thank you for your comment about Darth Vader, he is also my favorite character.