- Origin: 24/25
- Story: 22/25
- Camera/SFX: 23/25
- Performance: 24/25
From Warner Bros. Pictures and James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman”, starring Jason Mamoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of the half-human , half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on a journey of his lifetime- one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king.
- Rated: PG-13 (Some violence and language)
- Genre: Action, Adventure and Science Fiction
- Directed by: James Wan
- Written by: Will Beall, David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick
- Release date: 21st December, 2018 Wide
- Length: 143 minutes
- Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
|Patrick Wilson||King Orm|
|Dolph Lundgren||King Nereus|
|Yahya Abdul-Mateen II||Manta|
|Ludi Lin||Captain Murk|
|Temuera Morrison||Tom Curry|
|Michael Beach||Jesse (Manta’s Father)|
The film has lots of references to its comic origin and stays true to the boundaries of its laws. I loved how they introduced all the different areas of the sea, as an audience member you got to properly explore the world of the sea. You never felt overwhelmed by the amount of characters or the new areas that pop up. If you were coming into this film with no idea of DC comics, you would never be confused, it gives everyone a bit of something to enjoy.
James Wan delivers on a intense and immersive journey of the Aquaman. Making a fresh superhero film in 2018 is hard, but somehow they pull it off. The takes you through many twists and turns that are very well executed. However, at points the narrative slowed and you just wanted it to move on. I don’t know how but the start of the movie was perfect, I felt sadness even before getting to know all the characters.
Wow… I knew the CGI was going to be a part of the film but they went all out on making the seven seas look awesome. Many would say that it was too much and I could see why; it could ruin a scene rather than improve it. However, Atlantis looked amazing, the creatures were realistic and scary and the fight sequences were great. But, did they focus on CGI too much like other films before it? Like I mentioned before, I believe at one point SFX took over too much that the story became slowed and needed to just move on.
I loved how every ripple, sound or movement was thought about so carefully in the water; you could tell someone went over every coral to make sure they movement when Aquaman came rushing by.
Jason Mamoa stands out in every scene he is in, his interpretation of the character is fantastic, you feel a real connection to his life. The character is given a detailed personality and a humorous edge too.
Mera played by Amber Heard was good, some of her lines felt a little rushed, but all in all I believe she did a good job at being a strong female character that could take on Aquaman any day. I felt the connection both characters had and can’t wait to see what happens in the future.
I was excited about Patrick Wilson playing King Orm and I wasn’t disappointed, It will be interesting to see the character develop into a force of good maybe? Also Willem Dafoe never stops being good at his roles, fantastic. Overall no body was rubbish and everybody felt included in this world.