I'm with Patrice O'Neal on this. Why is everyone supposed to hate this and Waterworld as the worst movies ever? Compared to summer blockbusters now, it was goddamn Shakespeare. Even at the time, the competition was Independence Day, Godzilla (1998), and Wild Wild West.
They're not even in the top 3 worst Kevin Costner movies. That goes to Prince of Thieves, the romantic ode to prohibition known as The Untouchables, and anything to do with baseball.
You at least have to give it credit for using real sets.
I just don't get why "it's dumb fun" is used for stuff like JJ Abrams reboots and Transformers movies yet Waterworld is somehow the worst summer action movie ever. Dennis Hopper is never not fun to watch as the villain.
Two Jar Slave
The worst Kevin Costner movie is something called Mr Brooks, which manages to be derivative of every major serial killer movie simultaneously. I'd almost recommend watching it just for its uncanny blendering of well-worn ideas, except that it's also wicked boring.
Yeah, Waterworld looked great. The plot is beyond ridiculous, but the long shots of the floating garbage raft people and stuff are neat. Dennis Hopper did not get enough screen time.
Sanest Man Alive
Two Jar, I actually almost liked Mr. Brooks just for John Hurt's performance as Anti-Jiminy Cricket, and for seeing Dane Cook get his throat slashed open with a shovel. If the entire film could be pared down to only those two things, it would never leave my DVD player's shuffle tray.
The book was good.
I was 13 when this came out. A month before I saw the first preview I had read the book which was a lot of fun about grifting and cyborgs in the post apocalypse.
I was disappointed...
I really want to see this now, but I'm afraid it won't live up to my hopes. I bet it's more suited for a series of trailers with bits of stupid dialogue taken out of context and set to inspirational music. I could definitely watch that for a couple hours.
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Man that's a lot of sweat and hand wringing over some underwear catalogs and grocery store circulars.
A post-apocalyptic future where AOL never happened.
I was riding the Amtrak to LA once, and the engineer walks by, covered in grease, nonchalantly points out the window and says "They filmed "The Postman" in that quarry. Try the steak."
I did try the steak, it was pretty decent.
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