Post-Apocalypse

Kevin Costner Sticks Up for Past Blunders

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Actor/director Kevin Costner had a bit of a spell a few years ago having made two back-to-back post-apocalyptic duds, moreover they were also critical bombs. The films were Waterworld and The Postman, and while The Postman was an out-and-out box office armageddon, Waterworld was doubly disastrous because of its then exorbitant budget, which ironically is the current price tag for the average Hollywood blockbuster.

While out fronting for Man of Steel, Costner talked about his past blunders, and he feels that they’re not so bad, and he thinks you shouldn’t think that they’re so bad either. First up, The Postman, which is by far the most beaten up of the two films:

“Well, I always thought it was a really good movie! I always thought I probably started it wrong. I should have said something like ‘once upon a time.’ Because it was just like a modern-day fairy tale — it wraps itself up with a storybook ending with the statue. You know, I thought it was a pretty funny movie set against the idea of a Superman — somebody stepping up. But in this case, it’s a very humble guy whose nothing but a liar [laughs] — delivers mail and burns half of it just to stay alive. So, I like the movie.”

As for Waterworld, that one has actually become better thought of with time. But Costner still thinks we can be nicer towards it.

“It just is what it is. But it stands up as a really exotic, cool movie. I mean, it was flawed — for sure. But, overall, it’s a very inventive, cool movie. It’s pretty robust.”

Well that’s one word for it. What do you Bastards think of Costner’s career?

Source: Blastr

I try not to get excited by new TV shows put out by the major networks. Sure they may sound or look good at first but if they live up to the hype, they are usually unceremoniously canceled.  When I first heard about J.J. Abrams teaming up with John Favreau to do a post-apocalyptic drama for NBC I was intrigued but skeptical.

I just watched the  the trailer. I am excited for it now. Even with it’s Teenagey Twilight boy meets spunky Hunger Games bow toting girl story. It’s set fifteen years after some sort of global ‘red ring of death’ event renders all electronics inert, sending the survivors of this global event back to the dark ages, literally, see since there are no more lights… and… uh,

*cough*

Warlords roaming on horseback and shooting guns and walking past landmarks over grown with vegetation. Giancarlo Esposito from Breaking Bad plays a bad guy. What more do you need?

Check out the trailer after the jump, then we’ll get a jump on the letter writing campaign to keep it alive when NBC decides to cancel it in six months.

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