In the future, the Earth is engulfed with water when the polar ice caps melts, leaving the lands and civilization beneath the sea. In “Waterworld” drifters sail across the waters of the world on their man-made ships, trading for supplies and salvaging what is left of civilization.
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If some movies are so bad that they become good this might as well be a candidate. Pure fun. Jetbikes all over a post-apocalyptic ocean world. The quest for land. Bad guys that love to smoke (?!?). Water and water all over. Mad max had roads, but a jetbike has 360 degrees of crazy. And the scarcity of fuel and the fight for it is the same. Cinema can be fun and pointless too. What the heck.
Sin duda, esta es la cinta la cual Kevin Costner va a arrepentirse toda su vida de haber hecho. Este enesimo recalentado de Mad Max con un estratosferico presupuesto de mas de 200 millones de dolares (que, por cierto, no se ven por ningun pinche lado), logrò poner en numeros rojos y casi llevar a la quiebra a los Universal Studios, lo que provocò que el actor perdiera la confianza de los productores de Hollywood.
Despite the obvious Cost vs. Revenue legend, it's def. not as awful as I expected it to be....and Kevin Reynolds could have sustained some of the amazing sunset shots. It was basically Mad Max on water.
I got a hold of Waterworld the Ulysses cut and watched the whole 3hour movie. This cut includes over 40minutes additional scenes!!! This was actually a joy to watch, having not seen the theatrical cut in over 10 years. It gives time to develop both characters and story. If you like a MadMaxesque milieu (there are a lot of similarites) the Ulysses cut is highly recommendable. I only wish George Miller directed this.