In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land.
The polar ice caps have melted, and the earth is covered by water. The remaining people travel the seas, in search of survival. Several different societies exist. The Mariner falls from his customary and solitary existence into having to care for a woman and a young girl while being pursued by the evil forces of the Deacon.Written by
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If the icecaps melted, the oceans would only rise a few hundred feet; not enough to flood civilization into a floating oblivion. See more »
[after the deck of the Deez clears, one lone figure walks toward the bridge]
Why aren't you rowing?
[the Mariner removes his mask]
It is him! You guys are in so much trouble.
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The globe in the Universal logo morphs into a world with the ice melted and the continents submerged. See more »
A significantly re-edited version of "Waterworld" has been shown on the USA cable TV network. This version included somewhere between 20 and 30 minutes of new previously unreleased footage. See more »
First Rate Action, Adventure Movie Set In One Of The Most Unique Places Ever
Greetings from Lithuania.
I always liked "Waterworld" (1995), despite of its cult classic status of one of the most unsuccessful movies ever. You have to give a credit to those who envisioned and created this movie simply for the concept - how many movies have ever been made completely in the sea (which you can literally feel in every scene) and with this budget, which was the biggest at the time? How many movies have sets THIS good?
Sure, "Waterworld" has some flaws (who doesn't?), and the biggest of them for me was always the main villain. As good as Dennis Hopper is, he was misused in this movie, and he doesn't even hint at being sinister - he is just way, WAY over the top in every scene, and most of his lines felt flat. And that's the only weak point in this amazingly looking action flick.
Overall, "Waterworld" is a superb action, adventure sci-fi flick set in absolutely unique place (even to this day). It has amazing production values, great action scenes, super cool Kevin Costner and a great MacGuffin (a way of setting a story). Still, a great flick.
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