At a young age, Arthur Carry discovers that he has the power to communicate with sea creatures and realises he is only half-human. Arthur also learns about his mother, who was a Queen of an underwater kingdom known as “Atlantis”.
Arthur, aka Aquaman, is now fully grown and has been called to return to his kingdom to claim his throne and accept his destiny. Arthur will now also be hunted by a new ruler known as “King Orm” (Patrick Wilson), who desires to destroy Aquaman and rule the earth.
For those who have seen the film Justice League, you will know that the actor Jason Momoa is fantastic as the character of Aquaman. Once again, Jason Momoa is easily the best element of this new superhero instalment. I also enjoyed how this film provided further character development in Aquaman’s past and upbringing. I also enjoyed seeing his new enemies. Aquaman is a hero who has incredible skills but also isn’t perfect. He is a hero who has faults which I feel many audience members will enjoy connecting with. I enjoyed seeing how Aquaman is a somewhat humorous character, and as an actor, it’s evident that Jason Momoa merely is enjoying playing the role. I feel he was slightly born to play Aquaman.
As far as visuals go, this would easily be DC’s best-looking film. Sure, my mind tells me this is mostly digital effects and green screen, but I cannot deny how good this film looks and sounds. Visually this is a stunning film. The film’s audio track is also fun, snappy and somewhat beautiful. The film’s soundtrack reminded me of what we saw in Thor: Ragnorok, but still differs in its way.
As a plot, I don’t feel this is something that differs too much to what we have already seen in films. But! You know what? I still found this film fun and rather enjoyable. Previously, the highest-rated movie from DC from me was Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman delivered a great story and a dramatic film, but its jokes somewhat suffered. Here we now have what I feel is a simple plot with colourful fun, action and laughs. Some viewers may feel the duration is a slight stretch, but given this also includes Aquaman’s origin story, I felt this was to be expected.
Overall, once again, DC has delivered a successful superhero. This movie is brainless, fun, colourful and not to mention, humourous. Jason Momoa is fantastic as Aquaman and brings a great addition to the DC world of superheroes. While the plot might be something we have seen before, I still had a blast watching this film and look forward to what’s to come next from DC.
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Review Written by Peter Walkden