Film Watch – 354. Waterworld

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Title: Waterworld
Director: Kevin Reynolds
Year: 1995
Run time: 2 hrs 15 mins

Background Info

I haven’t seen this for ages, but I know that I love it and have had a hankering to rewatch it for a while now. Mr C hadn’t seen it and admitted he probably wouldn’t ever have done so if I hadn’t been quite adamant about it.

Live Blog

1:06 – Weird to have an “in a world…” style intro to the actual film.
6:43 – “Nothing’s free in waterworld.”
9:39 – You can sacrifice the other guy, but it won’t bring your limes back.
16:07 – Never having a “freshwater” bath is an interesting idea.
19:03 – I didn’t realise the gill revelation came quite so early.
25:18 – They call it recycling to ease their guilt.
31:21 – It’s all gone a bit wizard of oz with the balloon.
32:37 – “If I let you out of here, you’re taking us with you.” Not like he has an alternative.
38:44 – Just a little bit of devastation left behind then.
47:46 – Are we meant to ask where they’re getting all their power and stuff from?
48:54 – Question answered!
51:07 – Children… they take up space and they slow you down!
51:53 – “I talk a lot because you don’t talk at all.”
52:34 – I refuse to believe in a waterworld anyone wouldn’t be able to swim.
55:36 – That was a pretty impressive shot, but not a great idea overall.
1:01:55 – I like to think I’d deal okay with being out on water by myself for ages. But then again, I might end up like the crazy.
1:04:54 – How do you define “more than a while”?
1:16:46 – Ooh, down periscope! That’s a new take.
1:22:19 – The question is why he would ever have a breathing device when he doesn’t need one and clearly doesn’t communicate much with human types.
1:29:53 – They’ve wrecked his amazing boat.
1:41:04 – Should Captain Harewood mean something?
1:46:10 – She has a lot of faith in this guy who really wasn’t very nice to her. He did teach her to swim, I suppose.
1:52:30 – “Don’t just stand there, kill something.”
2:05:10 – Running in the opposite direction to someone is my kind of goodbye.
2:06:44 – So, Hawaii is the only green place left on the earth then?

Conclusions

Thankfully, I still love it on rewatching. It’s fun, it has Dennis Hopper, it’s got some good lines, some amusing moments, some good action. It also has some dodgy effects but nothing too bad. It stood up far better than I thought it was going to.

However, the more hours pass since we watched it, the more flaws we’re finding in the story. Gaping holes in the plot, bits that just don’t make any sense. It doesn’t take away from it too much because the intricate story details aren’t why I love it. Unfortunately, it does make it slightly more laughable than I remember it being though!

Rating: 3/5

One comment

  1. elephino

    One of a long list of movies that you don’t watch for the plot. As long as you can do that, it’s enjoyable – and why it was panned by critics as most are incapable of doing this.

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