A movie review written by: Lee Sonogan
2hr23min (2018) Action, adventure, fantasy
Arthur Curry: Jules Verne once wrote: “Put two ships in the open sea, without wind or tide… they will come together”. That’s how my parents met: like two ships destined for each other.
Not posting directly about superheroes since before The Return Of UNGROOVYGORDS, I have decided to do an Aquaman movie review I watched a while ago. You cannot make fun of Aquaman anymore because this movie with a $200 million-dollar budget it made over a billion dollars at the box office. And now it is the highest grossing film in the DCEU (DC Comics Extended Universe).
For a live-action origin story movie of Aquaman, it has received a mixed response. In my opinion, I am mixed about it too. Without a doubt, it does many good things and incorporates ideas from the original source material, but this movie that is over 2 hours in length seems to drag along a bit, some scenes are not as impressive as others. And finally, all over the place, it seems predictable and the type of stuff that has already been played out too much from similar movies.
What made me get through the movie and kept it interesting:
- Directing/Some parts of the Development
- Action Scenes/Choreography
- Various Villains
- Jason Momoa
- Dolph Lundgren
- Willem Dafoe
- And a few more recommended scenes!
If DC Comics start making longer and more story-based movies like this then they are heading in the right direction. You should like the character of Aquaman more if you read the comics, but this movie is more than able to give Aquaman some credibility. I most likely will not be rewatching this one anytime soon but it gives me hope that superhero movies are mostly learning from their mistakes and are putting in the effort to keep the superhero genre alive on the big screen.
PS – I am interested in watching and reviewing the sequel that is coming out in the year 2022.
King Atlan: In this trident resides the power of Atlantis. If you seek my power, journey beyond the edge of the world to the hidden sea. In the wrong hands, it would bring destruction. But in the hands of a true heir, it would unite all our kingdoms above and below!