April 26, 2023

Episode 213 - WATERWORLD

Massive in scale, ego, and budget, Waterworld has been synonymous with grand cinematic boondoggles for nearly three decades. But dive beneath its surface, and you'll find a plethora of more interesting stories - and inspired examples of practical filmmaking - than the dominant narrative about the overreach of a supposed turkey.

So is the movie actually seaworthy, or are attempts at revisionism all wet? Daniel Borders-Ashe climbs aboard for an expansive discussion as we marin(er)ate in the one-of-a-kind worldbuilding and prescient climate warnings of Waterworld.

Waterworld (1995)
Directed by Kevin Reynolds
Written by Peter Rader and David Twohy
Starring Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tina Majorino, Michael Jeter, Gerard Murphy, R.D. McCall, Kim Coates, and Jack Black