|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tina Majorino, Michael Jeter, Don Harvey|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller|
|Studio:||UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK|
|Run time:||2 hours 10 minutes|
|Rental release:||31 May 2002|
|Dubbed:||German, French, Spanish, Italian|
|Subtitles:||Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish|
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Surprise!!By KDP from Lancashire England , 19 Jun 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]I asked for this film for my grand-daughter to watch. I really didn't think that it would be for me, but having watched it (under duress, I must say), I thoroughly enjoyed it, and can only recommend it to everybody. Go on, just try it I promise you will be pleasantly surprised.
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brilliant filmBy cheesekake (1495 reviews) from uk , 13 Jun 2013love this film because of its originality, and just pure brilliance. great action, great effects, original storyline enough said, just watch and see
Some reviews get morally hung-up!By Sparkyatoz (3 reviews) from Cardiff , 14 Apr 2013I'm trying to understand why,when you collect some great characterisations, played by a pretty good cast (Dennis Hooper outstanding, Kim Coates as the drifter was sublime), exceptional visual effects, comic, dramatic and thrilling scenes, anyone couldn't give this movie at least 2 stars for effort. I think its excellent movie albeit no more than enjoyable eye-candy. So lets not get hung up that its ecological moralising gets lost along the way. There are plenty of other movies that can do that for us. Sit back with the usual movie accompaniments and enjoy a great spectacle.
Absolutely shockingBy Davey_Boy (3 reviews) , 11 Nov 2012The word 'turkey' aptly describes this stinker of a movie. It sets it's stall out as a semi-serious film with pretensions of drama, when it is in fact reduced at times to jokey nonsense, with Dennis Hopper's over-the-top performance as the baddy causing much of the pain I felt whilst I watched this film.
Kevin Costner tries to bring a quiet, calm, 'thinking-mans' performance to the film, but the quiet bits drag on (such as after the escape from the Atoll), and the attitude of Costner towards his guests veers wildly from 'I hate all people, it's all about me' one minute, to 'I love you all, you're my friends' the next! It reminds me of Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino, where he hates his neighbours passionately one minute, yet five minutes later loves them. Bizarre!
The film is disjointed.. it is quiet one minute, loud and noisy the next, serious.. then jokey. The direction was sloppy, as was the editing. The musical score was amateurish at best and the overall production was a mess. Where did the $150+ million go? On the set of the Atoll I presume.. but this set looks awful and was used for not much of the film. The studio executives who read the script and allowed this money to be set aside for the film must have been mad.
Overall, it wasn't even worth a watch just to say that you've at least seen it. Truly awful.
Blasted out of the Water(world)!!By Russell78 (3 reviews) , 25 Jul 2012What a hell of a shame the critics blasted this film out of the water. No pun intended. Imagine Mad Max, crossed with a Western...filmed in the sea!! Sounds crap doesn't it!! ...No wonder it flopped. But its not crap...its bloody good!! Well worth a watch.
A post-apocalyptic "interesting" action film .... or BABYSITTING?By vanilla_quiff (284 reviews) from Gatwick, England , 19 Jan 2012What the hell WAS that !?
A post-apocalyptic 'interesting' action film .... or BABYSITTING?
The frigging film seemed to revolve around the little girl being taken care of - 'oh, save my baby and teach her to swim!'
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