The long version of the fake Waterworld game was unveiled Sunday evening for fans of the series to see what lay beyond the one-second gameplay Milhouse wasted $10 worth of quarters on. In the game, you can explore the atoll and fight Nords, trade dirt, make a water purifier, and sail aboard the Deez to find dry land.
Even the most casual Simpsons fan will probably remember a moment from a 25-year-old episode where Millhouse plays a fictional arcade game adaptation of Waterworld. Fascinated by what lay beyond the one step Millhouse is able to take, someone has created a fully fleshed-out version of the game based on that one screen shown in The Simpsons.
You may find this week's episode of Beyond The Box Set to be bloated, incoherent and confused. If so, consider it a tribute to this week's featured movie. Directed by Kevin Reynolds with a lot of alleged back-seat meddling from star Kevin Costner, Waterworld is an unholy mess of an action-adventure epic that quickly went down in history as one of the most notorious bombs of its time.
Watching the movie back to day, there's actually a lot to enjoy about Waterworld, and the film certainly has its defenders. But it's also a film that makes a lot of baffling choices, leaving a potentially interesting premise drowning in jarring tonal shifts and bewildering plot mechanics.
In this week's extended episode, join us as we spend the best part of an hour just attempting to untangle Waterworld's plot, discuss the bizarre un-likability of Kevin Costner and attempt to salvage this movie from its watery grave with some potential sequel ideas - including a Wonder Woman inspired return to Dryland, and an apocalyptic crossover with shades of Dan Harmon...
Kevin Costner's infamous flop Waterworld is now on Blu-ray courtesy of Arrow Video. And this is no barebones release: Arrow has packed the release to the gills with content, including the fan-created \"Ulysses Cut,\" which adds nearly 40 minutes of new material to the movie. But is it worth watching And does it make the film better
\"I don't know what the big fuss is about. I saw that movie nine times. It rules!\" So says Jim Carrey's Chip Douglas, the unhinged antagonist of the oft-misunderstood dark comedy The Cable Guy. The movie he's talking about is Waterworld, one of the most notorious flops in Hollywood history. A film that was doomed to sink long before it hit theaters, thanks to a tidal wave of negative press focused on a bloated budget, behind-the-scenes squabbles, and expensive sets destroyed by hurricanes.
Time has been kind to Waterworld. It's obtained a kind of cult following, and now, it's received a jam-packed Blu-ray release from Arrow Video. But when it arrived in 1995, it spelled the beginning of the end of Kevin Costner's movie star career. Up until this point, Costner had been on the rise, starring in critically acclaimed films that also cleaned up at the box office. In 1990, he would prove he was more than a movie star by starring and directing Dances With Wolves, which won Best Picture. After Waterworld, though, the actor's star status was sunk. He followed the flop up with the golf comedy Tin Cup, and then yet another post-apocalyptic flop, The Postman. By then, the damage was done. The actor would eventually rebound, though, by blossoming into a dependable character actor. But his days at the top of the box office were through.
In addition to the new cut, there's also a brand-new feature length documentary, Maelstrom: The Odyssey of Waterworld. The doc features new interviews with director Kevin Reynolds, writer Peter Rader, producer Charles Gordon and more, and it's one of those painfully honest docs that provides real insight. More often than not, behind-the-scenes docs are made while the film itself is still shooting, and the cast and crew interviewed are basically doing PR work. They're there to sell the movie, proclaim it to be a new masterpiece, and praise everyone and anyone involved. Maelstrom is under no such obligation, and as such, the viewer gains real knowledge about the film and it's many problems.
In the wake of this premiere, Waterworld fans (who do exist!) took it upon themselves to assemble the most definitive cut of the film imaginable. This entailed taking the lengthy TV cut and editing it into something that also included the trimmed adult material. This became known as the Ulysses Cut (so named for a new scene at the end in which Kevin Costner's nameless hero is awarded the name Ulysses, after the fabled hero of The Odyssey). Until now, if you wanted to watch the Ulysses Cut, you'd have to pirate it. Thankfully, Arrow Video has given everyone the chance to see it. While this is unique, it's not entirely unprecedented. The 2016 Scream Factory release of Raising Cain also includes a fan-edit of the film that was more in line with what director Brian De Palma originally wanted.
There have been many memorable Simpsons moments that have become memes over the years, from the classic Steamed Hams scene to Sideshow Bob stepping on rakes. A lesser-known moment in the series' history comes from the season eight episode \"The Springfield Files\", wherein Milhouse spends 40 coins at an arcade to play a game based on the largely-panned action movie Waterworld and loses after taking only a few steps. Fans have also created free games based on moments from the show before, with a Steamed Hams point-and-click Simpsons game releasing just earlier this year.
Streamer and indie developer Macaw45 shared their new Simpsons project on Twitter this week, teasing a full version of the fake Waterworld game featured in the show. They shared a promotional poster for the game alongside a screenshot that looks nearly identical to the scene in The Simpsons, and stated that the game will feature \"fleshed out mechanics, multiple stages, boss fights, and a huge quantity of secrets for extra replayability.\" This impreessive homage to the show is set to release during a stream, which will be October 9 in their time zone, but October 8 in the US.
If you haven't played Waterworld or want to try this strategy video game, download it now for free! Published in 1997 by Interplay Productions, Inc., Interplay Productions Ltd., Waterworld was an above-average movies title in its time.
\"I've always been fascinated by the fake video games that were occasionally seen in The Simpsons, and the Waterworld one always stuck out to me as a kid,\" creator Macaw45 explained. \"Of course it's just a short joke poking fun at how expensive the production of the movie was at the time, but this fake game itself with its gigantic Kevin Costner character on the screen who takes a single step before the machine asks for more quarters always made me so eager to know 'what would be beyond that one screen you see in the show...'\"
The game itself goes a step further than Milhouse ever did--before he needed to fork out more cash--and has fully-rendered sections to explore, plenty of secrets hidden about, and even a boss fight. If you'd like to try it out for yourself you can grab a download from itchio, and if you're feeling generous, you can reward Macaw45's hard work with a donation.
The water world is very fun, the inside is too big, I can't play for a day, I found that there is a playground at night, I will come next time, if there is accommodation inside, the performance of the rainstorm and flood is good.
In the futuristic world depicted in the new film--which, sink or swim, will become an attraction at Universal Studios--the jet ski has become the primary method of transportation because water covers nearly the entire Earth.
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