* The only other living thing we see in practically the entire movie is a giant... [[BuffySpeak fish-eel thingie]] that the Mariner lures and kills for food. Seriously, what the hell was that thing?
** The novel referred to it as either a "sharkphin" or "whalephin", memory's fuzzy. Apparently it was an escapee from WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender before that series even existed.
** For that matter, why does this fish-thingie have a ''vertical'' mouth? No mammal has such a thing, nor do any known shark or even fish. The creature could be a mutant, but what would be the evolutionary advantage of such an up-and-down mouth?
** For that matter, do the other large sea animals such as sharks, whales, orcas, still exist, or were they wiped out by giant weird fish?
*** Probably a mix of that and whatever accelerated evolution Waterworld is clearly undergoing.
* It may be instinctive but I always found it funny of Helen to maniacally start covering herself after being rejected by Mariner. After letting him examine her naked body for a minute long.
** A better question is how is she so smooth and hairless?
* The fact that no one taught Enola ''how to goddamn swim''.
* Why would the Mariner have a diving ball if he can breathe underwater?
** Given the film's ArtisticLicenseBiology (see main page), perhaps he can only breathe for short periods, and the diving ball is for longer underwater forays.