History Film / WaterWorld

17th May '16 1:08:03 PM thistledown
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** On the other hand, it does show them collecting most of their brass. While the ability to refill it is questionable, you don't let valuable metal go to waste. Especially as brass doesn't corrode much.
24th Mar '16 7:58:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* IncestIsRelative: When the residents of the Atoll ask the Mariner to impregnate one of their women, one of the men comment that they can breed with each other but the results are sometimes "undesirable" (nodding towards a man with glasses), implying that the Atollers have resorted to incest to keep the population going.
22nd Mar '16 7:30:21 PM Theriocephalus
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* SeaMonster: The giant, three-jawed... thing that the Mariner kills for food using himself as bait.
22nd Mar '16 7:29:15 PM Theriocephalus
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* LamarckWasRight: Kevin Costner has evolved gills behind his ears. The comics imply that the mutation may have been brought about by deliberate engineering.
25th Feb '16 7:26:53 AM Rippingtons60
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* BuffySpeak: The pale old guy who measures the oil in the smoker ship apparently doesn't know it's called oil; he calls it "black stuff".

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* BuffySpeak: The pale old guy who measures the oil in the smoker ship apparently doesn't know it's called oil; he calls it "black stuff". This seems to apply to all the Smokers, as they all refer to it as "go-juice".
9th Feb '16 2:26:59 PM Steam_Lord
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* FateWorseThanDeath: Implied with the old guy who works on the oil tanker in the villains' ship, who is actually ''relieved'' to see the flare blowing the whole thing up with him inside.

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* FateWorseThanDeath: Implied with the old guy who works on ''in'' the oil tanker tank in the villains' ship, who is actually ''relieved'' to see the flare blowing the whole thing up with him inside.
28th Jan '16 5:48:47 PM shibata33
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Starring Creator/KevinCostner and directed by Kevin Reynolds, jointly released with a tie-in novel and video game. It used a then record-breaking budget of $175 million, but was a massive flop in the U.S., only grossing $88 million at the box office. However, it did quite well at the box office elsewhere, where it managed to make $176 million, saving it from becoming a financial failure, or not; [[http://io9.com/5747305/how-much-money-does-a-movie-need-to-make-to-be-profitable it's complicated]].

Set InAWorld [[AfterTheEnd where the polar ice-caps have melted]] (due to a havoc caused by a geomagnetic reversal) the world is covered by water. What's left of humanity is surviving on ramshackle crafts tied together to make Atolls (villages). The Mariner (Costner) enters one of these Atolls to trade, but is discovered to be a mutant and sentenced to death. After a group of pirates, led by Deacon (Creator/DennisHopper) and known as the ''Smokers'', attacks the Atoll, a woman named Helen (Jeanne Tripplehorn) and her adopted daughter Enola (Tina Majorino) bribe the Mariner to take them to Dryland, the legendary last remaining island. Conveniently, Enola's back has been tattooed with a map indicating the way to Dryland. However, with The Smokers hot on their tail, their journey encounters more than a few bumps along the way.

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Starring Creator/KevinCostner and directed by Kevin Reynolds, jointly released with a tie-in novel and video game. It used a then record-breaking budget of $175 million, but was a massive flop in the U.S., only grossing $88 million at the box office. However, it did quite well at the box office elsewhere, where it managed to make $176 million, saving it from becoming a financial failure, or not; [[http://io9.com/5747305/how-much-money-does-a-movie-need-to-make-to-be-profitable it's complicated]].

Set InAWorld [[AfterTheEnd where the polar ice-caps have melted]] (due to a havoc caused by a geomagnetic reversal) the world is covered by water. What's left of humanity is surviving on ramshackle crafts tied together to make Atolls (villages). The Mariner (Costner) enters one of these Atolls to trade, but is discovered to be a mutant and sentenced to death. After a group A gang of pirates, led by Deacon (Creator/DennisHopper) and raiders known as the ''Smokers'', led by Deacon (Creator/DennisHopper), attacks the Atoll, a Atoll. A woman named Helen (Jeanne Tripplehorn) and her adopted daughter Enola (Tina Majorino) bribe the Mariner to take them to Dryland, the legendary last remaining island. mythical Dry Land, which no one has ever seen. Conveniently, Enola's back has been tattooed with a map indicating the way to Dryland. Dry Land (allegedly). However, with The Smokers hot on their tail, their journey encounters more than a few bumps along the way.
way. And the Mariner is not your traditional plucky hero. He's just looking out for himself.


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The movie starred Creator/KevinCostner and was directed by Kevin Reynolds, and had a then record-breaking budget of $175 million. It was notorious for a troubled production, which was not helped by the decision to film at sea, and its main star's demands. It was jointly released with a tie-in novel and video game. The movie was a massive flop in the U.S., only grossing $88 million at the box office. However, it did quite well at the box office elsewhere, where it managed to make $176 million. Factoring in TV deals, merchandise and DVD sales, etc it probably wasn't a financial failure, maybe; [[http://io9.com/5747305/how-much-money-does-a-movie-need-to-make-to-be-profitable it's complicated]].

An extended edition of the movie was also released, adding roughly ''one hour'' of world building and background information, which was cut before the theatrical release. The general consensus is that this version is ''much'' better than the theatrical one.
17th Jan '16 5:03:29 PM mirisu92
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** Also the Deacon, and in a way the Nord.

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** Also the Deacon, and in a way the Nord. The Smokers don't get names either because most of them are just {{Mooks}}.
17th Jan '16 5:01:48 PM mirisu92
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** Also the Deacon, and in a way the Nord.
17th Jan '16 4:56:29 PM mirisu92
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* ByronicHero: The Mariner is the less erudite version of this, but par for the course in a less cultured, post-apocalyptic world.

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* ByronicHero: The Mariner is the less erudite version of this, without any hint of formal education, but it's par for the course in a less cultured, post-apocalyptic world.
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