Kevin Costner's Waterworld is a film that has taken some harsh and undue bashing over the years, the movie being one of the biggest financial flops of all time is probably the reason. At the time of it's release it was also the most expensive movie ever made at total cost of 175 million dollars, not counting marketing.
Takes place in a future where the polar ice caps have melted and the entire world is covered by water. The story revolves around Kevin Costner's character which are not named in the movie and two women whom he rescues and brings on his boat. Much of the bashing this movie got is quite unfair, Kevin Costner's performance is solid, the budget has been well-used by the art department to create some truly convincing environments and the basic idea of the movie is very innovative. So where does it fail?, Story and character development, The story is a tad bit on the predictable side and the character development of the main character almost nonexistent, the main character is very cold and distant at the beginning, but changes towards the end without showing much development in between.