“The Postman” is a 1997 post-apocalyptic action-adventure with Kevin Costner as star/producer/director. In a neo-western world following unspecified apocalyptic events, Costner plays a loner forced into a neo-Nazi militia run by a smart/crazy leader scheming to take over whatever is left of the country. Costner escapes, adopts the identity of a mail carrier, and almost accidentally finds himself providing hope for a better future to survivors holed up in scattered enclaves. He eventually triumphs and is mythologized. Although he made some great movies over the years, this one was a major critical failure and a box office bomb ($80 million budget, $20.8 box office). Notwithstanding that it was universally panned: “fatally self-serious,” “bogus sentimentality,” “pretentious,” & “way too long” (177 min.), I liked it! I give Costner credit for taking on meaningful subjects and dramatizing them on film. In all fairness, I should note that it won in five categories at the Razzies: worst picture, worst actor, worst director, worst screenplay, and worst music. That could conceivably mean that I have the worst taste in films. I continue to insist, however, that it's worth watching.