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"Beyond the horizon lies the secret to a new beginning."
  • PG-13
  • 1995
  • 2 hr 15 min
  • 6.3  (208,103)
  • 56

Waterworld is a post-apocalyptic adventure film released in 1995, directed by Kevin Reynolds and starring Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn, and Dennis Hopper. The movie takes place in a future where the polar ice caps have melted, raising sea levels to the point that the old continents are mostly submerged, leaving only small islands and random settlements.

The movie starts with the Mariner (Kevin Costner) traveling alone on a massive custom-made trimaran across the endless sea in search of resources to sell. One day, he comes across a small atoll that is being terrorized by the Smokers, a band of pirates led by the notorious Deacon (Dennis Hopper), who wants to find a little girl named Enola (Tina Majorino) because she has a tattoo on her back that could lead to the mythical “Dryland”. With the help of the atoll’s inhabitants, including a woman named Helen (Jeanne Tripplehorn) and her adopted daughter Enola, the Mariner escapes the attack and ends up taking the two ladies on as passengers on his vessel.

Throughout the movie, the Mariner, Helen, and Enola are pursued by the Smokers, who want to capture the girl and the Mariner’s boat. Along the way, they encounter all sorts of strange and dangerous people, such as the inhabitants of the “Deez”, a floating city, and the “lurkers”, a race of mutated humans who dwell beneath the ocean.

The characters’ journey gradually reveals more about the strange new world they now inhabit. The Mariner, for instance, is a mutant who has evolved gills and webbed feet to allow him to stay beneath the water’s surface for a long time, whereas Helen and Enola are from a distant place called “Dryland”.

As the adventure continues, the characters must battle their way across many obstacles, including attacks from the Smokers and lurkers, to make it to Dryland. Along the way, Helen and the Mariner develop feelings for one another, leading to tensions as the Smokers close in and threaten violence against both them and Enola.

Waterworld is a visually stunning film full of action and adventure, with scenes full of boats, jetskis, and pirates. The production design is impressive, with the post-apocalyptic world looking both harsh and beautiful. The film also features an impressive score by James Newton Howard. Despite mixed reviews, Waterworld eventually achieved cult status and is remembered for its ambitious scope and the memorable performances of its cast, especially Kevin Costner as the rugged, enigmatic Mariner.

In conclusion, Waterworld is an epic post-apocalyptic adventure that takes place in a world where the sea has taken over most of the Earth. It is a thrilling tale full of action, special effects, and memorable characters trying to make their way in a dangerous new world. While it received mixed reviews at the time of its release, the film has achieved cult status and continues to entertain audiences even today.

Waterworld is a 1995 adventure movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 15 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 56.

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    2 hr 15 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (208,103)
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