YMMV / Waterworld

  • Awesome Music: The SNES Waterworld game is known as a pretty bad game. However its OST by Dean Evans has a lot of awesome tracks.
  • Critical Backlash: Some people don't find the movie to be that bad.
  • Designated Hero: The Mariner. Though it's more Anti-Hero with shades of trying to avoid The Call through most of the movie.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Dennis Hopper seems to be having a great time playing the villainous Deacon. As such, he's one of the most enjoyable parts of the movie.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: It's worth noting that it has it's own section in the Japan version of Universal Studios: Islands of Adventure.
  • Ham and Cheese: Depending on your opinion of the movie, Dennis Hopper may qualify.
  • Narm: The scene where Kevin Costner blows up at the kid over the crayons. The scene where Helen screams "FOOD!" also qualifies. The sentence it's a part of isn't actually that bad, but the fact that she just randomly screams the last word makes it all fall apart.
    • And there's the infamous "My boat".
  • Older Than They Think: The setting has more than a few similiarities to the French comic series Aquablue.
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: The SNES and Virtual Boy games based on the film were seen as pretty bad, especially the latter.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Hey, that's a pre-fame Jack Black as the Smoker plane pilot!
    • And a young Kim Coates as the crazy Drifter!
    • Deb has the map to dry land!
  • The Scrappy: Enola is really annoying.
    • Which makes the scene where she gets slapped in the face by Deacon really satisfying.
  • So Okay, It's Average: Despite being a box office flop in the U.S., the film has gotten mixed or average reviews from many film critics, who gave it an average score of 56 out of 100 according to Metacritic.
  • Take That, Scrappy!: The Deacon slaps Enola.
    • Kevin Costner throws her in the ocean and she can't swim. Please, oh God, leave her...
  • What an Idiot: Your world has been completely submerged in water, and you've found a man who can breathe underwater and has various other aquatic abilities. Do you A) make use of these talents or B) try to kill him for the horrible crime of having gills? In Waterworld, the answer is B.
    • One that got noted by The Nostalgia Critic: After escaping the smokers, the Mariner and his new friend reach a place where they think dry land may be. Do you A) use your equipment and ride around to make sure Deacon isn't on your tail, or B) leave Enola on the boat while you go exploring? They chose B), and the next time Enola is seen, Deacon and the Smokers have caught up and captured her.
    • Who the hell doesn't learn how to swim in Waterworld? You didn't think that might be a useful life skill in this setting?
    • Deacon and two of his mooks all rush at the Mariner from different directions, only to crash into each other and explode when he gets rescued. Except that part would have happened whether he got rescued or not.
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