Am höchsten bewertete kritische Rezension
Coulda been great
am 17. August 2017
22 years after it plopped into the cinemas, I've finally got round to watching Waterworld. It's not as bad as I'd feared, but the rubbishy elements are impossible to ignore. The whole thing owes too much to the Mad Max franchise without coming up with much originality, and while Mad Max's world was wholly plausible, there are too many inconsistencies here to make a convincing film. Paper is super-rare, but cigarettes are abundant etc. The baddies are smart enough to have motorized vehicles (hundreds of years after those vehicles should have rusted and fallen apart) yet utterly moronic, in accordance with the unwritten rules of late 80s, early 90s action movies. It's just a bit too silly to be a great film.