Aquaman Movie Review
Here's our review of the Aquaman movie!
DC Delivers the Most Epic Adventure of the Holiday Season!
In 2013, DC started building their own cinematic universe of superheros to rival Marvel's. However, things got off to a rocky start, and now five films deep we've got Aquaman, a deepsea action film starring Jason Momoa and Amber Heard as two superhuman beings who must stop a global war from devastating the planet. It's surprisingly fun movie that represents DC's future as a more filmmaker-driven studio with less interference from executives. If you want to have a great time, see some breathtaking action sequences, and soak up some stunning visuals, this is the film for you.
This cast is phenomenal with each player portraying their character perfectly including both Momoa and Heard as the thrill-seeking loner Arthur Curry and the royal no-nonsense warrior Mera. Others like Willem Dafoe, Dolph Lundgren, Temura Morrison, and Nicole Kidman do some excellent work on camera too. Standing out is Patrick Wilson as King Orm, who gives his over-the-top villain a theatrical presence which makes him magnetic on screen. It's a fantastic cast and each of them are relatable in various ways and have interesting storylines of their own.
The technical aspects of this film are astonishing. From visual effects to score, this movie is the reason we go see films on the big screen. It's got some of the biggest, and most exciting action sequences in recent memory thanks to the amazing cinematography and the incredible stunt team. Every bit of it is story-driven and emotionally-charged, making it both impactful and important. Sets, costumes, and makeup are beautiful bringing this bizarre underwater world to life.
This is an awesome action-packed thriller from beginning to end with a great message and complex family dynamics and relationships. It's a cautionary tale and one about true heroism. This represents a new future for DC Films as they become a more diverse and director-driven brand. Momoa knocks it out of the park alongside his other talented castmates and the action sequences are simply stunning. It's a blast to behold this super cool movie and I give Aquaman a 9 out of 10.