Sunday, 9 August 2015

Waterworld (1995)

Title - Waterworld

Year of release - 1995

Genre - Action/Adventure

Length - 135 minutes

Rating - 12

Director - Kevin Reynolds

Writer(s) - Peter Rader and David Twohy

Who is in it? - Kevin Costner as Mariner, Jeanne Tripplehorn as Helen, Tina Majorino as Enola, Dennis Hopper as Deacon and Gerard Murphy as Nord to name a few

What's it about? - The world in the future sees a world covered in water with no land in sight. The polar ice caps have melted and the remaining population have had to find other ways and means to adapt and survive in their new surroundings. The story follows one man Mainer (Costner) who sails his way into a sea town and finds himself an outcast as he has webbed feet and gills behind his ears. Under attack from smokers lead by Deacon (Hopper), Mariner manages to escape with the help of Helen (Tripplehorn) and Enola (Majorino).

The reason for the attack, the smokers are after Enola as she has a tattoo on her back which is supposedly a map to Dryland. However no one has been there and no one really knows if this mysterious place actually exists. Mariner, Helen and Enola embark on a voyage to find Dryland, however several attacks are made by the smokers and Enola is kidnapped by Deacon. Can Mariner save Enola and help lead the unlikely group to the safety of Dryland.

Is it any good? - For the time it was made this film is brilliant, has great action and a decent story. The explosions and effects are great.

Why should I watch it? - If you have not seen Waterworld yet then you are missing out on a classic film.

How do you rate it overall? - 8/10

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