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Waterworld (1995)

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The 90s WERE weird. Kevin Costner was also a sex symbol. This is coming from a heterosexual dude, but I always found him about as exciting or interesting as white bread.

 

Waterworld, starring soggy

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Let's give this a bump here thanks to its troubled production and poor domestic box office.

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Just saw this pop up on HBO and watched it since first seeing it in cinemas back in 1995.....

 

Wow, it is truly a straight up remake of The Road Warrior but set on the water. Almost beat for beat.

Is there another example of a lavish Hollywood remake of a smaller, grittier genre film?

 

Costner is wildly miscast; he is literally anti-charisma. Once again, Kurt Russell would have made this passable.

 

Also, imagine building such elaborate sets for what was such a clear-cut turkey of a film? Literally everything would be green screen if this was made today.

 

This must have an extended vacation for cast and crew as well as a tax shelter for Universal.

 

Given the behind the scenes drama, Hopper scene chewing and Costner inertia, this would make a great episode.

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I just want to say that several Universal Studios theme parks still do a live “Waterworld set” show, and apparently it’s quite good.

Thing is, as i’ve said elsewhere on this forum, the in-park ads for it on the loudspeakers advertise it as being from “the hit movie” as if everyone didn’t know it wasn’t a notorious flop. Guess they’re in deep denial or something.

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