- 2 hr 15 min
Launched in 1995, Waterworld is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie starring Kevin Costner, who is also the film's co-producer. The movie was produced with a budget of $175 million and was able to accrue a box office hit of $264,200,000. Waterworld runs approximately 135 minutes and is deemed as the most expensive production of its time. The storyline is set in the distant future where global warming has resulted in melting of polar ice caps, causing the water level to rise hundreds of meters, engulfing almost all the land. There is, however, rumors of a place where there is still land and all of its natural elements. Such place has been searched high and low by pirates and nomads, one of whom is the antihero nicknamed The Mariner, who is played by Kevin Costner. The Mariner sails the vast body of water in his trimaran. He visits floating village to trade dirt, which is one of the valuable commodities during the time. However, as he walks the village, people find his webbed feet and gills a mutational phase and the next step towards evolution. The body adapts to the climate conditions hence producing the gills and webbed feet. Fearful of such change, the villagers cease him and take him into custody until the elders can vote on what to do with him. They later decide to recycle him by immersing him into a yellow mud pool. The Mariner's execution is halted when sea pirates, known as Smokers, raid the village after tipped of by one of their spies who was disguised as a barterer. The Smokers invade the village looking for a girl named Enola, who is believed to have the map that leads to dry land, which is imprinted on her skin as a tattoo. Enola along with her guardian, Helen, attempts to escape with Gregor, an old inventor, in a hot air balloon. Unfortunately, Gregor took off too early, leaving Enola and Helen stranded on the atoll. They later get the idea of freeing The Mariner who is currently caged and submerged halfway from the mud pit. The Mariner agrees to escape with Helen and Enola if they free him from the cage. Together, they embark on a journey to find dry land while escaping the pursuing Smokers.