Sunday, 3 April 2016
Although the harsh truth is it isn't all that good either.
The story of a mutant drifter, who travels the submerged planet in hopes of finding dry land is pretty much a friendlier version of Mad Max with flippers.
With it's impressive sets and rousing yet overly staged action sequences the film would be a wastefully fun way to spend an hour and half...only it's nearly 2 and a half hours. The hero isn't particularly interesting or heroic, the villain is fun but not very threatening and any other character is drowned in a watery grave of blandness. So if they aren't spending all this lengthy running time establishing characters what the hell are they doing? The best I can come up with is they're attempting to smooth out the wonkiness of tone and pacing.
2½ jars of dirt out of 5