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In a flooded future Earth, people cling to man-made floating islands for survival. When a tyrannical madman driving a supertanker over the world in search of "dry land" invades one of these islands a mysterious wanderer named the "Mariner" rescues a woman and her adopted daughter from the slaughter and they embark on a quest that could save mankind. Academy Award Nomination: Best Sound."
Love this film. The the storyline.
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This film is shown on television every now and then. I saw it for the first time and just loved the film.
Love Kevin Costner films. If you are a fan of his then you will enjoy this flick.
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This movie is difficult to understand because of all sorts of inconsistencies. Supposedly, this is a post-apocolyptic world where the oceans have completely covered the Earth, and those who are left are clinging to life on mad made atolls. The Mariner (Kevin Costner), is one of the many boat travelers who sail the endless seas. He arrives at one such atoll in search of supplies. His item of barter is dirt, a rare substance and most difficult to find on a flooded planet. Here he meets the little girl and her mother. The little girl has a tattoo on her back, supposedly the map leading to dry land. The worlds largest nemesis is the Deacon (Dennis Hopper) and his people who are called "Smokers". They have old watercraft from before the world was flooded. Their home is the rusted hulk of the old super tanker EXXON VALDEZ. They are searching for dry land too. To find it, they have no hesitation to do anything. The atoll is attacked by the Smokers while the Mariner is there. The Mariner, being a mutant, part fish with gills part human, was to be put to death by the people of the atoll, but is released by Enola's (Little girl with tattoo) mother during the attack. She wants the Mariner to take them to dry land, and to be set free he agrees. The truth is, he doesn't know where dry land is either. He has never seen it either. He knows the secret though, the cities of the past are all still there, but they are under the water. The smokers are chasing them for the little girl. Eventually, they catch up and take Enola . The Mariner's boat is destroyed and both he and Enola's mother are left for dead. A real wierdo scientist played by Michael Jeeter, who was living on the atoll, escaped in a balloon device and has spotted the smoke from the Mariner's burning boat, comes to their rescue. They track down the smokers and the Mariner takes her back. In the process the ship is sunk and the smokers are all killed. From the map they find dry land. This type of movie is difficult to either like or dislike. I'll leave that to you.
If you like the ocean, you'll enjoy this movie, an interesting and somewhat unusual fantasy; a futuristically set film with many great action scenes. I personally liked the cast, especially the adorable young actress who played Nola, her believable performance gradually endearing her character to the audience. I generally like Kevin Costner films, although his role as a hardened, unfeeling loner didn't quite work in this one, what is evidently a genuinely soft, tender side of his personality continually bleeding through (perhaps calculated by the director as it did not detract from Costner's performance or the plot, simply knowing that beneath Costner's cool, steely exterior, he wasn't the mean, calloused murderer his reputation required). I couldn't understand how water-breathing Costner managed to blow up a huge sea-going creature for food without also blowing himself up (although I'm sure there's a perfectly logical sci-fi explanation), Costner portraying a genetically evolved merman of incredible athletic ability (gills, webbed feet--no fins or scales that I could see), an unwelcome hybrid species who could do just about anything (and did--land, sea or air). The film's ending was not what I expected or wanted, saddened for the lonely, unattached pair he left behind, uncertain regarding his reluctant promise to visit and stay in touch. As fantasy movies go, I very much enjoyed this one, recommending its uniquely crafted mode of high-seas adventure.
This is a great film in the style of the Mad Max series. Both Costner and Hopper give solid performances. The movie is at times comedic (thanks mainly to Hopper's hilarious character) but it's a sci-fi drama/action for the most part. The director did a good job in conveying what the world and its survivors would be if there was no dry land anywhere. Life would turn in a kill-or-be-killed scenario where only those who could adapt would survive and even thrive. Having said that, if you are scientifically-minded try not to think too much in its inconsistencies and take it for what it is. So if you like sailing, oceans, etc you will probably like this flick.
In a future where the polar ice caps have melted and most of Earth is underwater, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land.
The polar ice caps have melted, and the earth is covered by water. The remaining people travel the seas, in search of survival. Several different societies exist. The Mariner falls from his customary and solitary existence into having to care for a woman and a young girl while being pursued by the evil forces of the Deacon.