“Waterworld” (1995)

Waterworld was envisioned as a Mad Max-type dystopian movie set on the ocean and with an environmental bent. After an infamous six-month shoot that doubled the film’s $100M budget (they passed on early CGI to film everything themselves), a debacle that the media hyped to no end, the movie flopped. It’s image has been rehabilitated somewhat in the years since, oddly achieving cult status (considering its budget) as a solid action movie if you ignore the ambiguous (or missing) plot.

The Oral History of ‘Waterworld’

Newsweek.com, 7.29.15