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Now Waterworld can be the B-movie it always wanted to be, thanks to the film company behind Sharktopus and Piranhaconda

With the benefit of hindsight, only an idiot could have expected 1995's Waterworld to be a blockbuster movie. It was an ecological parable about a messianic mutant fish-man who drinks his own wee and sells dirt for a living, for crying out loud. It's not exactly a mass-market premise.

It's not that the film shouldn't have been made; more that it shouldn't have been made as a po-faced prospective Oscar contender that cost more to produce than any other film in all of history. At heart, Waterworld was inherently a B-movie, the sort of film people end up watching drunkenly at 3am. Its soundtrack should have been performed on a kazoo and a rubber band stretched over a tissue box, not composed by James Newton Howard.

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- Stuart Heritage

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