History Film / Waterworld

7th Jun '16 10:23:30 PM lorgskyegon
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ExactWords: Subverted. The Deacon interrogates two atoll survivors by saying "First one to tell me lives". So one survivor tells him what he wants to know and is still threatened with death. He reminds the Deacon that "You said you wouldn't kill me." So Deacon gives his gun to the Nord to execute him. The talker should have used the exact words.
1st Jun '16 7:26:18 PM Theriocephalus
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ApocalypseHow: Class 2.
* TheApunkalypse: Civilization has collapsed, humans are adrift, and the [[OceanPunk punkish]], [[DisasterScavengers scavenging]] Smokers play the part of a large jet ski gang.

to:

* ApocalypseHow: Class 2.
2: Planetary Scale, Societal Collapse, with massive disruption to the biosphere thrown in for good measure.
* TheApunkalypse: Civilization has collapsed, humans are adrift, adrift on the world-ocean, and the [[OceanPunk punkish]], [[DisasterScavengers scavenging]] Smokers play the part of a large jet ski gang.



* BigBad: The Deacon

to:

* BigBad: The DeaconDeacon.



* ScavengerWorld

to:

* ScavengerWorldScavengerWorld: There's (almost) no dry land left, no agriculture, and no real industry, and relics from the old world like simple technology, uncorroded metal, plants and soil are rare and worth fighting for.



* TitleDrop: "Nothing's free in Waterworld"

to:

* TitleDrop: "Nothing's free in Waterworld"Waterworld".



** The people who persecute "mutants" who can breathe under water.

to:

** The people who persecute "mutants" mutants who can breathe under water.
17th May '16 1:08:03 PM thistledown
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* SeaMonster: The giant, three-jawed... thing that the Mariner kills for food using himself as bait.
22nd Mar '16 7:29:15 PM Theriocephalus
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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".

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


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.

to:

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.


Added DiffLines:

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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Also the Deacon, and in a way the Nord.

to:

** Also the Deacon, and in a way the Nord. The Smokers don't get names either because most of them are just {{Mooks}}.
This list shows the last 10 events of 99. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Film.Waterworld