Most people hate this film but I enjoy it... its a bit over done and gives Costner far too much invincibility.
Still, the performances are memorable especially the little girl as played my Tina Majorino.
Dennis Hopper is obviously having some fun here but I get the feeling that he's channeling his inner Koopa again.
Costner himself isn't really stretching his acting chops, essentially playing the cliched anti-hero, loner type.
Jean Tripplehorne is there to be a love interest and that's pretty much her contribution.
Everyone else is tanned and looks fairly well fed for a world gone awry... especially Costner who looks like he's about to spill out of his tight swimming clothes... :)
Having said that, the concept is alright. I mean, the world is now an ocean and there are these ocean civilizations who are trying to survive. But it doesn't really take much time to explore that. Its mostly an action film with a lot of campy scene munching going on.
Sure, its uneven but its still fun in a way when it shouldn't be.
Its basically Mad Max on an ocean World... or The Wind Waker without the cel-shading. Okay that last one was stretching it.
So, check it out or not! :o