We’ve all seen the movie ‘Waterworld’. Well, after years of speculation, it seems that Robert Pattinson has finally admitted that he’s the star of the movie. The British actor had previously denied the rumours, insisting that any similarity to the film was purely coincidental. Now that the dust has settled, he’s finally spoken out about the ongoing saga. “Yes, it’s true. I am absolutely soaking wet, but not because I’m swimming,” he told reporters at the premiere of his new film ‘High Life’. “It just so happens that I’m on the red carpet. I’m actually there to support my friend.”
Pattinson’s comment was in reference to the premiere of the Baz Luhrmann-directed film, which also marked the American actor John Travolta’s return to the big screen after a 12-year absence. Earlier this month, ‘Waterworld’ was named the 5th biggest moneymaker of all time, making $547 million at the box office worldwide. It is the highest-grossing Australian film of all time, and the country’s 6th biggest grossing overseas film of all time.
The Making of ‘Waterworld’
Luhrmann began work on ‘Waterworld’ in 2006, with a story that was initially inspired by his love for Australia and its landscape. The director and his screenwriter (and cousin) Scott Beck were initially attracted to the idea of making a movie about the great white shark. However, when they began researching the subject, they discovered that the real-life creatures were no longer considered’scary’ or’mysterious’, but simply depicted in movies and TV shows as ‘cool’ and ‘believable’. This made them realise that they could in fact make a comedy about the creatures.
The result is a movie that blends humour with terrifying moments as the great white sharks are used to humorous effect. While the sharks are undeniably awesome creatures, the joke-worthy moments in ‘Waterworld’ make for some of the film’s most enjoyable sequences.
‘Waterworld’ also marks the second collaboration between Luhrmann and Beck. The director had previously worked with Scott on his 2005 film ‘The Ballad of Bullock and Tom Jones’, in which they crafted a wonderful adaptation of the classic James Joyce novel. ‘Waterworld’ continues the tradition, with Beck adapting a story by Guy de Maupassant for the big screen.
Why Does ‘Waterworld’ Sink So Low On Our List Of Favorite Films?
As much as we’d like to see ‘Waterworld’ crowned the king of all time, it comes with a heavy dose of reality. We’re simply not prepared to crown it the King or Queen of all Time. Why? Because despite its many great qualities, it’s truly one of the worst films we’ve ever seen. And that’s not an opinion. It’s a fact. If you’ve never seen or heard of the movie, then it’s probably due to the fact that it’s not that good. So what are the reasons why it’s so bad?
The screenplay is just plain bad. It’s embarrassing how bad it is. The dialogue is horrible, with a lot of cheesy one-liners and laugh-inducing moments that fell flat. The characters are one-dimensional and very stereotypical. And let’s be honest, sharks are terrifying and can be funny, but there’s nothing funny about seeing a shark eat a human. That’s just not funny.
If you’re looking for a good movie, then we recommend that you stay away from ‘Waterworld’. Sure, it’s a great story about how the sharks became friends with a boatload of tourists, and it’s a great example of how good direction and adapted screenplays can make for a good movie. But if you want to see some quality cinematic junk, then you should definitely look into buying or renting ‘Waterworld’ on Blu-ray, even if it’s just to mock the shit out of it.