Aquaman (2018)

Aquaman (2018)

2018 PG-13 144 Minutes

Action | Fantasy | Science Fiction | Adventure | 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

  • d_riptide


    7 / 10
    As hilariously awesome as “Aquaman” was, the very aspects that help it thrive in its ludicrousness might turn off a good chunk of the dedicated DC fans out there. Yes, the film as a whole is cliche to the hero’s journey to the villain to the love interest, nothing about this film is original in the aspect you would describe it in. It’s inconsistency with the DCEU does show through the cracks, the first act of said film doesn’t pick up steam as the last two and the fact that the film has way too much fun with itself means the narrative and the pacing have to suffer as a result. But having fun is what this film provides for the audience. Acting wise, it’s pretty good. Action wise, it’s both physical and visually stunning. Special effects wise, this film reaches James Cameron “Avatar” levels of spectacle CG goodness and overall, the film is just a ton of fun to watch.

    That’s what I’m worried about. D.C has been known to release more of the darker superhero films out there but there always comes within a certain time period in which you have to have a little fun with yourself. Eventually, you need to think a little outside of the box You can’t overthink it if you want to enjoy it. And given the track record of this franchise, it was about time some actual fun was injected here. The end result of this film was EXACTLY what James Wan was going for here and regardless of what they think, I believe it worked because if they tried to go the route they did with BvS, it would’ve fallen flat on its face. Sometimes fun comes first.