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Waterworld (1995)

Directed by:
Kevin Reynolds
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Drama/Eventyr/Sci-Fi
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Waterworld
RUNNING TIME
136 minutes
Produced by:
Kevin Costner
John Davis
Charles Gordon
Lawrence Gordon
Written by:
Peter Rader
David Twody


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Mariner Kevin Costner
Helen Jeanne Tripplehorn
Enola Tina Majorino
Deacon Dennis Hopper
Enforcer R. D. Call

 

Review

When this long-awaited production finally found its way to the theatres, the talk of the town was more about the controversy surrounding the film than it was about the film itself. Sure, Waterworld is one of the most lavish and over-hyped productions to date, but it still is a fairly good motion picture. The premise is good, and although the story is pulp, it's also both entertaining, intriguing and has its share of good dramatic material. Kevin Costner is industrious and likeable in the lead, and the film looks great - with its kitschy sets and flamboyant costumes it underlines that this isn't a "realistic sci-fi", it has its clear connections to the adventure genre. Of course, there are sequences and plot lines here that are less than impressive (and the Hopper character is as one-dimensional as they come), but the little key to success is Tina Majorino whose performance enhances those of both Costner and Tripplehorn. Together the three even conveys some great sentimental scenes. It's all quite useful.

Copyright 20.12.2004 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang [HAVE YOUR SAY]