After fleeing Atlantis, Queen Atlanna (Nicole Kidman) washes ashore and is rescued by lighthouse keeper Tom Curry (Temuera Morrison). The two strike up a romance and have a child named Arthur (Jason Momoa). A few years later, the Atlantian guards attack the light house to take their Queen back. She leaves her son and husband behind to keep them safe.
As the decades go by, Arthur is trained by the King’s advisor Vulko (Willem Dafoe) as Aquaman, to hone all his abilities. One night, Arthur is greeted by Mera (Amber Herd) who comes with a request for help to stop his half brother Orm (Patrick Wilson), who is hell bent on becoming the Ocean Master by taking over the 7 kingdoms of the sea. Her urgency is fueled when Orm takes over the kingdom ruled by her father King Nereus (Dolph Lundgren). Aquaman is a good entry in the DCEU. It is a fun filled film that establishes some great underwater kingdoms, interesting characters and an interesting take on the titular character.
It’s clear to see Jason Momoa is enjoying playing this character. His charisma pops off the screen, which lends a jolt of energy to excite the audience as well.
The film has some good action sequences and plot points to keep one interested. It also has some of the best comic actuate costumes I’ve seen in a long time.
However, the film does come across several issues. Firstly, it is very exposition heavy. So much is explained in this movie, often times bringing the film to a screeching halt to give us more information. It is also very bloated, with too many subplots and under whelming villains. Also, it plays fast and loose with timelines and characters ages, and can’t escape the third act CGI fest monster battle that befalls many superhero films.
Overall, Aquaman is a fun time with a great cast and some great sequences, but often times becomes a bit clunky to deliver too much exposition, and has very bland villains.
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