Aquaman (2018)

Aquaman (2018)

2018 | PG-13 | 144 Minutes

Action | Adventure | Science Fiction | Fantasy | Romance

The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discove...

Overall Rating

7 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • Creeper3455

    6 / 10
    Go see it in IMAX 3D. If anything,it’ll make you moan in absolute joy whenever they inquadrate on King Orm’s majestic presence. Onto the review.

    Huh....You know what was probably the most impressive thing about Aquaman,the new movie directed by Horror veteran James Wan? The fact that it easily tricks you into thinking it’s a great experience.
    Because,while it is stunning (to a halt),Aquaman is just an aggressively decent movie if you take out the production design behind it. The movie is fantastic whenever it doesn’t fill the screen with CG Splooge,or,as I’d like to call it,CG P***.
    CG that it’s just used as a gimmick because the movie’s afraid to admit the total buffoonery of its Script (written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Will Beall,who was fresh off Venom),lacking any real dialogue or emotion onto a story that feels like it’s not playing with its Potential Cards.
    But there is something else I can praise besides the CG,and that is Orm,Arthur’s brother (played by Patrick Wilson). Not their motivations,but the acting behind it. Wilson feels like he’s having fun playing this character...In a theatrical presentation. Not a movie,but a Theatrical Presentation. A great one at that. Even if,again,the motivation is something we saw a million times (angry brother wants to take the throne because blah blah...Whatever).
    And the rest is just...fine. Nothing mind-numbing or bad. Just fine.
    The soundtrack has enough cues to be a score of its own instead of this big rip-off of Thor Ragnarok (since they share the same style of 80s Synthy vibes and Cinematic Orchestra mixed together). The cinematography is something,I think,since there were some moments where it feels John Woo-esque,in that they would slow the footage to try and make us feel something for the sake of the script. I just mentioned it because whenever they shoot a scene with Orm is beautiful to look at. Even more so if you’ll see it in IMAX 3D,because man,OH MAN,if the audience was moaning hard at that theater during the epic shot in the Finale.
    And again,the CG is great. I'm just sad it was used as a distraction to that horrible script. But still,go see Aquaman. If anything,you'll get a kick out of it more than I did. Just… don't overhype it as this colossal Box office success. Got it? Yeah? Great!