Welcome to Oliver Harper’s Retrospectives & Reviews. Like us all at FTN, Oliver LOVES cinema, and like us, he has passions that not everyone shares, but he feels obligated to put the word out. This week Oliver looks at Waterworld – we’ll let him tell you the aims of these videos himself. Over to you, Oliver…
Every week FTN will be hosting videos looking back at classic films from the 80s and early 90s…
The videos will be a retrospective look back at a particular film covering all sides of the production and discussing how the film turned out. Many people on the net generally like to discuss films with a negative attitude and take joy in bashing films for comedic effect which does work but often many of the reviews aren’t researched well or films are taken out of context for the purpose of making a joke and I feel websites such as youtube have become over-saturated with these types of videos, I wanted to do something different.
“Often you come across films with no extras available on the DVD and you want to know more about it, so with some of the upcoming videos I will be discussing films that don’t get the respect they deserve or the ones that aren’t as bad as people think…”
Released the summer of 1995, Waterworld was the most expensive movie ever produced. Originally greenlit with a budget of $100 million, Universal studios ended up spending $175 million and that doesn’t include marketing the movie. The director Kevin Reynolds and the star Kevin Costner got into many arguments which caused the movie’s delay and the press were already claiming it to be a disaster causing a knock on effect on its eventual box office. Waterworld came out to average reviews and made its money back, but not enough to be a huge success but it isn’t the box office bomb many claim it to be.
Did Waterworld bore you to death or did you find it very entertaining and a good Mad Max inspired movie? Let’s take a look back and refresh our memories and see if you fondly remember it or not.