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.
A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's "A" School, where legendary rescue swimmer Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.
2013,Post-Apocalyptic America. An unnamed wanderer retrieves a Postman's uniform and undelivered bag of mail. He decides to pose as a postman and deliver the mail to a nearby town, bluffing that the United States government has been reinstated and tricking the town into feeding him. However, he reluctantly becomes a symbol of hope to the townspeople there who begin to remember the world that once was and giving them the courage to stand up to a tyrannical warlord and his army.
In an interview with Metro before filming began, 'David Brin' (qv expressed his hope that the film would have the "pro-community feel" of Field of Dreams (1989) instead of the Mad Max (1979) feel of Kevin Costner's other post-apocalyptic film Waterworld (1995). Brin said that, unlike typical post-apocalyptic movies that satisfy "little-boy wish fantasies about running amok in a world without rules", the intended moral of the story is that "if we lost our civilization, we'd all come to realize how much we missed it, and would realize what a miracle it is simply to get your mail every day." See more »
As The Postman and General Bethlehem are starting their parley in the climactic scene, a cameraman and camera are visible on the rock face behind the General. See more »
Kostner gives a pretty flat performance in a movie with an absurd premise. His "character development" seemed limited to getting a girl pregnant (in this new world most males are sterile). He spends the rest of the movie referring to this woman as "weird" ... in pseudo-cool dude asides. Making it a perfect(ly awful) flick is the sucaryl sentimental ending dedicating a statue to the make believe postman who single-handedly saved American civilization.
Gimme a break!
Expensive glitz isn't better glitz.
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