Waterworld

  • 12
  • Kevin Reynolds (1995)
  • US
  • 129 min
Waterworld
Film Review
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4 out of 5

This lavish Mad Max on jet skis from director Kevin Reynolds was declared dead in the water owing to escalating costs, nightmarish production problems and clashing egos, but it finally emerged as a spectacular and thrilling sci-fi fantasy. In the far future, the polar icecaps have melted, covering the planet in water and making dirt the most valuable commodity. Enigmatic loner Mariner (Kevin Costner) offers a ray of hope to Helen (Jeanne Tripplehorn) and Enola (Tina Majorino), the latest victims of bandits led by the manic Deacon (Dennis Hopper). While helping Helen and Enola survive, Mariner continues his search to find the mythical Dryland. The film offers plenty of comic-book heroics and explosive stunts, and Costner gives one of his finest performances as the half man/half fish whose steely character holds this full-blooded epic adventure together.

Plot Summary

Futuristic adventure starring Kevin Costner and Dennis Hopper. The polar icecaps have melted causing the world to be flooded. The Mariner, a loner who has adapted to the new world, is rescued by Helen and Enola when he is caged on the Atoll, a floating settlement made out of scrap. However, the three survivors are pursued by the evil Smokers, as Enola may hold the key to finding the mythical Dryland.

Cast and crew

Cast

Mariner
Kevin Costner
Deacon
Dennis Hopper
Helen
Jeanne Tripplehorn
Enola
Tina Majorino
Gregor
Michael Jeter
Nord
Gerard Murphy
Enforcer
R D Call
First drifter
Chaim Jeraffi
Second drifter
Kim Coates
Doctor
John Fleck
Ledger Guy
Robert Joy
Pilot
Jack Black
Plane Gunner
John Toles-Bey

Crew

Director
Kevin Reynolds

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing and brief nudity.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 12
Categories
Drama

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