Aquaman. A movie review.

No spoilers!

A fun, vibrant and visually spectacular superhero movie.

Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) is the son of a lighthouse keeper and an Atlantean queen. His half-brother Orm (Patrick Wilson) currently rules the hidden underwater kingdom of Atlantis and plans to bring war to the surface world. Mera (Amber Heard) and Vulko (Willem Dafoe) conspire against their leader to bring Arthur to Atlantis to claim his crown and bring peace. Trouble is, Arthur doesn’t want to rule.

Aquaman is a hugely bombastic superhero movie, full of wild and extravagant designs and visuals. It’s also hugely popular with audiences, so there’s not much I can say, other than its storytelling drives the narrative forward in a straightforward way that appeals to a broad base of moviegoers. It’s not deep, there’s not much in the way of character development, but it’s a fun experience, nonetheless.

I enjoyed Aquaman a lot, despite the fact I prefer more complex superhero movies. Go see it. You’ll enjoy it, too.

Rating: B

Published by stevestillstanding

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5 thoughts on “Aquaman. A movie review.

  1. Enjoyed it. Thought it was padded out too much though. The Black Manta was wholly unnecessary. Would have been exceptional if they could just trim it down to 90-100 minutes. Momoa was great; a real charismatic lead. I just find these quest based plots far too predictable. You have to go here to find this before you can bring it here and do that. Just feels too laid out. Like you, I think I prefer more complex stuff like Civil War or more wacky things like Spider-Man Homecoming. Batman Begins is still probably my favourite.

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    1. I have to admit I liked Black Manta! I agree that Momoa was great, although he was literally playing himself lol. I’m hoping the next one might be a bit more layered in terms of character development, but somehow I doubt it. Still, it was fun, and visually gorgeous on the big screen. That seems to be enough, nowadays lol 🙂

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