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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It has been reported that Roger Corman passed on making this film because he felt it could not be made for less than $3 million. See more »
While the mariner is in the cage someone comes out to talk to him and his foot is clearly shown as webbed. However, when he climbs up on the gate to help open it there is a brief shot of his foot showing a normal foot. See more »
I want the girl.
You know, I thought you were stupid, friend. But I underestimated you. You are a total freaking retard! Ha-ha-ha...
I want the girl. That's all.
Well, what on this screwed-up earth of ours makes you think you're gonna get her?
[the Mariner takes a flare from his belt, and holds it over a hole leading down to the Deez's fuel hold]
You know what this is. I drop it, you burn.
We all burn...
Now-now-now, let's not do anything rash here. I mean, are you sure this kid is worth it? I ...
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There are no opening credits except the title. See more »
A scene that shows how Gregor managed to find Helen and the Mariner after their boat was burned down. (He followed the smoke.) See more »
I want the Costner bashers to sit down and watch "Rebirth of the Mothra III" on Sci-Fi Channel some time. Then they'll know that they have seen the worst movie ever made.
"Waterworld" is an escapist fantasy/action picture, not unlike the James Bond and Indiana Jones pictures. Costner's performance works on exactly the same level as the Connery/Moore/Brosnan portrayals of 007 and Harrison Ford's portrayal of Indy -- straightforward, grim, stoic, a little mean-spirited, a little cruel, unafraid of dirt, grime, death, or salt water.
It's not perfect by any means. I'm sure Costner hacked it to pieces in order to accommodate the two-hour-running-time maxim imposed by the studio, so that corporate could get their investment back. Now is the time for the extended DVD version; maybe that will explain where all those cigarettes came from, and how the Smokers converted raw crude into gasoline.
7 out of 10. Costner bashers should get over themselves and start giving Michael Bay and George Lucas what they deserve.
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