I don't think too many people hated Waterworld; the big thing about it was how they spent so much money making it and then it bombed in the box office. I think it is considered a decent movie by most who saw it.. I'd chime in with my opinion on it, but I saw it when I was 7 so I can't really remember it.
How much did you pay for your VB 'Waterworld' Dave? I paid approx. $75 for a boxed copy w/manual about three years ago and have played it a grand total of three times. I've played 'T&E Golf' more than I've played 'Waterworld,' and 'Golf' only has an 18-hole course (LOL)! They were three fun gaming sessions but I can't get over the fact that the game just never ends, there are no stages or goals to achieve (other than racking-up the score) and the shooting gets repetitive early and doesn't really change. Your review is a little on the generous side (not surprisingly since you actually like that dreck of a movie) but it's about right.