So every once in awhile there are movies that come out that are truly great… But due to the wrong type of promotion, they end up kind of basically being disappointments for the rest of the world!
One of the best examples of this is the movie, The Blairwitch Project (1999)!
Now this movie came out before the whole, ‘Found Footage’ sub-genre first came out… And so it has been marketed in such a way that people were literally lead to believe that some one had decided to release the last few days of 3 college aged kids lives!
Well, when it turned out to all be a hoax… People got really upset! (Your’s truly was one of the pissed off masses!)
And because of all that, what actually is a really solid found footage film has been relegated to the dustbin of history, and still considered to be one of the worst horror movies of all time!
Waterworld (1995) is another great example of a great Scifi movie that was massively mis-promoted and although it is a great film… Is still considered to be one of the biggest duds of the 90s!
Written by: Peter Rader (Hired To Kill), David Twohy (Below) & Directed by: Kevin Reynolds (Red Dawn). Starring Kevin Costner (The Postman), Jeanne Tripplehorn (Basic Instinct), Dennis Hopper (Speed) & Tina Majorino (Corrina Corrina).
“He doesn’t have a name, so death can’t find him. He doesn’t have a home or people to care for. He’s not afraid of anything, men least of all. He’s fast and strong like the big wind. He can hear 100 miles and see 100 miles underwater. He can hide in the shadow of the noon sun. He can be right behind you and you wont even know it till your dead.” – Enola (A quote by: Tina Majorino from the movie, Waterworld (1995).)
Ok, so Waterworld tells the story of how centuries after the collapse of civilization and the total melting of the Polar Ice Caps… The remnants of mankind are now just trying to survive in the makeshift shelters that were created by their ancestors!
And of course, most people are convinced that short of the ocaisonal small atol (What used to be the tip of the highest mountains on earth…) Most people have begun to believe that dry land is a myth.
That is of course until a miracle child by the name of Enola came to be under the protection of, ‘Helen’ (Played by: Jeanne Tripplehorn).
This little girl has a map that is supposed to lead Enola and her friends to the promised land… Dry land that is…
But when the small settlement that Enola and Helen are living on ends up being sacked by the smokers… Enola and Helen will be resuced by a Mariner (A mutant loaner who is able to visit the ancient past due to being able to swim hundreds of feet below in to the ocean!)
And the three of them will set sail on a voyage that will change their lives for the rest of them!
Now this movie is a ton of fun… It was well written, it had a great cast and even better special effects… The problem was, was this movie was promoted as an epic… And that is not this movie!
This movie is a very well made, ‘B’ Movie! So if you get a chance to check this movie out, I highly recommend doing so… And don’t go in to it thinking it is an academy award winning film… I think you will find that you really like it!