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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Flawed but visually impressive

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    Splatterpunk
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    The DCEU has not been nearly as successful as the MCU in terms of content or box office. Only one of their films, WONDER WOMAN from 2017, has been great, in my opinion. Last night, I checked out James Wan’s AQUAMAN from last year. I was intrigued, as Wan comes from the horror world and directed a couple of films I liked in the original SAW and INSIDIOUS. So, was it any good? I’d say mostly. The film begins with the unlikely relationship of Aquaman’s parents, surface dweller Tom Curry (Jango Fett himself Temuera Morrison) and Atlantean queen Atlanna (Nicole Kidman). Atlanna is eventually forced to return to her submerged realm, but not before giving birth to Arthur, our titular hero and the illegitimate heir to the throne of Atlantis. In the present, Arthur (Jason Momoa, basically playing himself) thwarts the hijacking of a submarine by ruthless technologically advanced pirates. In the course of the struggle, the leader of the pirates dies, leaving his son (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) to plot revenge against Aquaman. Meanwhile, plans are being put in motion by the current king of Atlantis, Orm (Patrick Wilson), to initiate a war against the surface world. Though warned by Princess Mera (Amber Heard) and royal advisor Vulko (Willem Dafoe), Arthur wants no part of Atlantean political struggles. He soon finds that the threat Orm represents is substantial, while also contending with the pirate’s son who has utilized Atlantean technology to become the armored villain Black Manta. Other notable cast members include Dolph Lundgren as Mera’s father, King Nereus, Randall Park as a surface dweller trying to convince the world of the existence of the undersea kingdom, Graham McTavish as the ancient founder of Atlantis, along with the voices of John Rhys-Davies and Djimon Hounsou. That’s obviously a star-studded cast. I would say your mileage on the film may vary based on your appreciation of Momoa. I don’t mind him, but I could see where others might find him to be annoying. The other possible stumbling block is that there are at least a handful of goofy and borderline campy moments. Momoa’s tendency to play almost everything for roguish laughs doesn’t quite mesh well with Wan’s uneven attempts at gravitas. It’s also the type of flick that doesn’t want you to think too hard about what’s onscreen. Again, that could be a strength or weakness, depending on what you want out of the film. Pacing isn’t really an issue, but at almost two and a half hours, the picture borders on being overstuffed. Yes, there are flaws, but there’s also a huge entertainment factor. Wan goes all in on presenting undersea action and intrigue. No easy task, he succeeds with flying colors. This is a visually astounding film. The CGI is about as good as it gets at this point in cinematic history. Creature design is extremely well done. The various armors employed throughout the film are impressively realized. Black Manta in particular is amazing. Action scenes are worthy of the film’s blockbuster status with huge set pieces that absolutely dazzle and thrill. I also really enjoyed seeing Ludgren having a largish role in a big budget film. James Wan’s AQUAMAN isn’t the best of the DCEU so far, but it’s close. If you can ignore some tonal missteps, a few cheesy moments, and you like star Jason Momoa’s personality, there’s a lot of fun to be had here. Wan shows he has some range and I look forward to seeing the inevitable sequel. Let’s hope DC can continue this success so we get an actually good Justice League film. Recommended for fans of David Lynch’s DUNE, THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, and CLASH OF THE TITANS.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just as good as I hoped it would be.

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    One of the best DCEU films, and as good as some of MCU movies I think. The DC has stepped up their game - this is another level. Never had I expected this movie will this be good, after the Justice League and Batman V Superman because those movies are done and let's forget about those. This is the most ambitious comic book movie I've ever seen so far. Finally a movie that DC fans deserves, this film is just beautiful within the cinematography, visuals, also the action scenes. The action scenes kinda remind me of Romanticism painting, it is visually stunning and breathtakingly beautiful. James Wan did a marvelous job for Aquaman. The cast are outstanding, outstanding performances. I don't think any actors can take the role of Aquaman better than Jason Momoa. The atmosphere of this film looks magnificent vibrant and has high-quality then any DCEU film. Finally we can see the light after those dark days. It has clear motivations for both heroes and villains, pretty solid. But, DCEU really need to fix their poor lines. The writing isn't the best - some dialogues are still cheesy and awkward. Nothing new for the plot, but it is simply enough - almost the same with any superhero film - save the world, family issues, etc. But it has a great message about polluting the water. Also the film scoring and soundtrack was a miss. And I don't see how and why Black Manta is the best villains, his story kinda flat and lacking for me. Black Manta has daddy issues seems not enough for me to think he is the best villain. After all, this is highly recommended movie for superhero movie fans. Also you have to watch it in an 4K. Worth it!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Jason Momoa is powerful in this well-cast and visu

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    Aquaman is a fictional superhero from comic books published by DC Comics. In the movie Aquaman/Author Curry, half-human heir to the underwater Kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest needed to prevent war between the worlds of the ocean and the land. Jason Momoa provided personification of the strength, brawn, intensity, credibility, and yes-even the sensitivity needed to round out this version of the powerful character of Aquaman. The casting and acting were good overall for the movie, although considering the intensity needed for a good pairing with Jason Momoa, Amber Heard might not have been best cast for her role. The visual underwater effects were realistic and stunning. The costumes were striking. This movie, with its’ artsy underwater scenes, dramatically intense scenes, and humorous scenes, was surprisingly good for its’ type, although the fighting scenes were too extensive. There was a scene in a bar that was laugh-out-loud funny. Some of the dialogue could have been better, especially when considering someone’s choice to have Jason Momoa spout out just a humorous word or two rather than meaningful lines during some of his initial scenes. This resulted in a corniness that was unnecessary, and detracted rather than added to the effectiveness of the scene. Temuera Morrison’s face looked strange in one of his earlier scenes with Nicole Kidman, appearing to be a CGI creation rather than that of a human being. That was disturbing for a scene that would otherwise have been done well. Aquaman could have been a better movie, but was done well overall for its’ type, particularly when considering the age group and type of audience to which its' appeal would have been focused.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Looking 4K Blu Ray

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    I saw this movie in theaters and it was awesome and loved it. This is DC's best movie in my opinion. Good narrative, great visuals and action. Jason Momoa is the perfect Aquaman with his rebellious sense of humor, Amber Heard (wow so beautiful) steals the movie as Aquaman's brothers wife Mera. I like the narrative involving Aquaman's brother King Orm. Of course we had to wait some years for filmmakers to actually create these underwater effects, because it couldn't have been done 5 or 8 years ago. Maybe it could have? The budget was $160 million, almost 200 million! But, again, the effects look great. I gave the movie 4 stars out of 4 but I am also reviewing the 4K Blu Ray and I must say that this is the best looking 4K Blu Ray I've seen so far. I was almost off the 4K Bandwagon but this brought me back in a big way. I love new technology and I hope 4K can survive but some 4K Blu Rays look OK whereas Blu rays look awesome already. Not for the Aquaman 4K Blu Ray, the scenes that shine brighter are the IMAX Shot sequences (All the underwater scenes of course). If you're STILL looking to impress your friends with a 4K Blu ray then I would definitely recommend this 4K Blu Ray.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A decent film romp, if not amazing

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    3.5☆ This is the best comic book movie I've seen in quite a while. Although I can't give it a perfect 5 star rating (there was something missing I just can't put my finger on), it was definitely a must-see for sci-fi/fantasy film buffs. The CGI was beautiful, the action sequences were fun. It was also awesome to see a female character who was worth something! Most of the time we get these pouty-lipped broads with big butts and boobs who just serve as eye candy but are useless to the story. I don't blow 17 clams at the box office to see a dingbat sex kitten in a skin-tight bodysuit. Mera's character came through, though, as a worthy companion and wingwoman for Aquaman. I also thought it was fun seeing old, familiar faces (Willem Dafoe & Dolph Lundgren). Jason Momoa wouldn't have been my first choice for the lead (seriously, he's really got a classic villain face; he nailed it in Bullet to the Head), but he did okay. Patrick Wilson's presence was a bit surprising in the role of the archenemy, but he also managed to pull it off well. This is a fun, entertaining flick; I definitely recommend it. The DC comic films have been more enjoyable for me than the Marvel movies. Marvel has made a genuine mess by intertwining all the heroes and adding new ones (only to slaughter some of them), whereas so far, DC has kept the film franchise a good deal simpler.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A DC movie that isn't all washed up

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    A fun superhero film and pleasant surprise from the DC universe, Aquaman gives an entertaining origin story to the underwater hero. While, at least for me, the story felt a little overstuffed with unnecessary subplots - Black Manta was forgettable and mostly wasted, the "trash in the ocean" point about humanity is pretty much dismissed after the first act, and there are more underwater kingdoms thrown around just to bloat a CG slugfest third act. The need for these superhero movies to fight an army of CG cannon fodder just sucks the story quality down the gutter. It seems like every superhero MUST face off against a garrison of nameless, faceless drones in the final act, regardless of how it makes any sense. The film tends to go for spectacle over substance, hopscotching all over creation for scenes - from the desert to Italy to the hidden world trench of creepy monsters that aren't really explained. The villian (or two, if you count Black Manta) is weak and really vanilla, given this generic power grab as motivation and nothing really to make him stand out. But having said all that, it's still an entertaining superhero film. Comics are not made as perfect reflections of reality (most of the time) and so we can forgive some of the liberties taken. It's not as high a mark as Nolan's "The Dark Knight", but still a good popcorn film. Take it for a swim, just don't let the plot holes sink you.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One of DCs best

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    Easily one of DCs best offerings. Jason Momoa is at his best here, and his charisma continues to make Aquaman, the butt of so many jokes throughout the years, one of the most compelling and empathetic characters in DCs film universe. The film itself is a globe-spanning adventure, from vast deserts to the undersea kingdom of Atlantis, full of humor and incredible action. Visually, it's amazing, with "The Trench" offering one of the more stunning pieces of eye candy in recent memory during their attack on a small ship carrying our hero. The biggest issue with the film is a tad too lengthy a movie... or, perhaps a misdirection of focus in its over 2 hour running time. As there's two main antagonists- Aquaman's brother and his long-time nemesis, Black Manta, they split the time a bit unevenly. Manta seems the "cooler" of the two, while Oceanmaster is the one that feels more fleshed out. It feels as if the film would have been better-served by dropping one of the two and giving more time to the other. Still, James Wan "gets" Aquaman in a way that, if DC was smart, would have them racing to lock him up for future films, and putting him in the running to tell even larger stories, perhaps as a frontrunner for the next (or rebooted) Justice League. As far behind as DC is to Marvel currently, as well as losing two of their three "trinity" actors, they need to keep a grip on those that have offered success.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Summertime Movie

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    The establishment movie for the Aquaman character does a fine job with his background and his superpowers. Watching via 4k UHD Blu-Ray is a real pleasure. Wonders are done in the many CGI underwater shots with the colors and lights. The audio also sounds great. As it is a “superhero” kind of movie, there’s a lot of fun in the story with Aquaman saving various people and fighting the “bad guys”. The actors are fine, but particular mention goes to Nicole Kidman in a small role as Aquaman’s mother, and Willem Defoe as sometime mentor and trainer. Momoa performs as expected in the title role, and Amber Heard is a pleasant surprise as female lead. As expected, this is no “Citizen Kane”, but for a superhero film, there is a lot to like. There is humor, and only a few things that were too over the top for me. As a genre superhero movie, it’s fine, maybe 4.5 stars. An enjoyable entertainment, well worth the time. I believe that those who stream this movie are missing a lot of excellence compared to the optical disc 4K Blu-ray product.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An Amazing New World

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    Aquaman is probably one of the most impressive movies visually you'll see. With a lot of "underwater" scenes you'll forget what is shot practically and with CGI. Beyond the visuals, this movie feels like a DC movie should. You get Aquaman's past to get started and begin to see how Arthur is a virtual fish out of water. Half human and half Atlantean, he is drawn to protect the sea after being trained in his powers by one of his mother's closest allies. Aquaman also brings in his two most iconic adversaries: Black Manta and his half brother Ocean Master. The latter wants to be the undisputed king of Atlantis... and to destroy mankind of land for polluting his oceans. The story goes into Arthur needing to fight his brother for control of the kingdom to save mankind from an enemy most have no idea even exists. If you've enjoyed the other DC movies, you should enjoy this one. I would probably put it as tied with Wonder Woman in its own way for the best of DC universe movies so far.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

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    A good movie . There are with all movies plot holes ,but you can live with it. Aquaman was better than most people believed. It seems DC does better with single hero movies then a group of heroes like Justice league. Aquaman is not one of DC's main stream heros , yet with Jason Momoa as Aquaman upped the anti. This is another origin story which in this case was needed to launch this super hero. This movie crushed in the box office and I heard there will be a Aquaman 2. Now the 4K video is a 5 out of 5 , bright colors, in HDR .I'm not set up for Dolby vision so I can't comment on it. Since Dolby vision needs a 12 bit panel to see true Dolby vision ,even if I had DV I still wouldn't see it like in a Dolby Cinema theater. Our TVs have 10 bit panels, no consumer TVs have 12 bit panels. But the HDR does the job with inky blacks and bright brights. The audio track in Dolby Atmos is one of the best tracks I have heard. If you want to show off your 4K home theater this movie will do the job. Highly recommended.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Loved this Movie!

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    Both my husband and I love DC and Marvel and this was the next movie on our list to buy to complete our growing collection! We missed seeing it in theaters, but this was an amazing movie! We loved the origin story flashback that's in the beginning. You really get a feel for Arthur and what makes him tick. I also enjoyed the fact that he will panic occasionally (like in Justice League) when faced with enemies/foes who match his strength level. It makes him a more rounded character and, frankly, the old Aquaman was lame to me. This one is much better and its not the actor's looks (even though he is attractive); it's his swagger, expressions, and line delivery (including his humor!) that really makes me excited for the next one! Don't miss this movie! It's a great story, great acting, and the behind the scenes extras were super cool to watch! It didn't look like such an easily made movie with all they did, but it came out amazingly!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The King oh Atlantis

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    Aquaman’s plot kind of reminds you of Black Panther where two different kings come into power. Before Arthur Curry can become King he must prove himself and challenge his half brother for the throne. Which he does at the beginning of the film but of course things don’t go as planned. Mera his soon to Queen accompanies Arthur on a quest to find a all powerful trident that can aid Aquaman in becoming king. Along the way he crosses paths with his arch-enemy Black-Manta who momentarily sidetracks our heroes from their quest. Once Arthur & Mera find the hiding place of the trident Aquaman has to challenge a monster for the trident. Their is fight is very short when the creature realizes Arthur can speak to fish and it let’s him have the trident. Not to mention Arthur finds out his once thought dead Mother is alive and well. Last but not least our heroes return to Atlantis and Aquaman challenges his brother again for the throne and succeeds this time.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A visual feast.

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    Aqua man didn't come into being until I was 9 or 10 years old. I purchased it rather reluctantly at the behest of grandchildren. We sat together on the livingroom floor and watched it well into the night. Everyone but me was asleep by the end of the movie. Not because the movie was dull (it wasn't) but it was very, very, late. I finally get the plot of how Aquaman came into being. The visuals effects are excellent. The story line is plausable. The acting is quite good. This is a very good "rainy day at home" movie for the entire family. It was / is well worth the price. So; get the popcorn, soda, juju bee's and good & plenty's. Settle in for an entertaining few hours. This one will probably have a sequel. There are so many place it can go from where it ended. Enjoy. Spoiler Alert: The butler didn't do it this time. :o)

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Movie amazing steel book not

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    I have never met anyone that likes the hero aquaman as much as I do, my friends make fun of me for it. Yes the movie had It's comic book flaws, but in the end the movie was amazing. Watched it 3 times already i love it. How ever I'm disappointed in the steel book, why did they make the characters animated, If I wanted the characters to be animated, I would have bought the steel book case for the animated movie of Aquaman. I think they were lazy and took the first thing that came and required the least effort possible. Honestly just cause of the ugly stell book i would recomend you dont buy this stell book set but still do enjoy the movie i know i will again

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous Steelbook

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    Having collected all the other DCEU comic book art steelbooks, this was a must own for me. It complements the rest of them so well. This is a 4K edition of the movie which comes with all the same special features and a digital copy of the movie. You’re safe getting either edition, but if you’re a big fan of steelbooks and comic book artwork, this is a great set to pick up. Aquaman is a great installment in the DC Comics movie universe and really takes your breath away with gorgeous underwater special effects, amazing fight sequences, and really fun adventure story that throws you into a who new world. Seeing it on crystal clear 4K UHD is just stunning and the improved sound quality is tremendous. It also comes packed with over an hour of in-depth special features and a digital copy of the film. If you’re a fan of superhero movies, this is a “Must Own”

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    DC Rising.

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    I have been a DC fan for so long. Joining the DCEU universe has been interesting. As I say Wonder Woman has been my #1. Aquaman was incredible! I seen the movie in theaters it was a wild ride. Comparing this movie to the animated Aquaman movie Justice League: Throne of Atlantis both are just great. Jason Momoa shines in this film. Every actor shines in this film. I’m just happy that DC is rising. As for the steel book I’ve purchased I love it. The comic book art is incredible nice marketing as well. I hope you’ll check this out. If this review even helped at all. I know that I enjoyed this. Later on I hope that Warner Bros. #ReleaseTheSnyderCut Next up: Shazam!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    As good as it can get

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    Jason Momoa as Aquaman is excellent. They seriously picked the right person to play Aquaman even in Justice League he upstaged just about everybody will just the small party had. And Aquaman he proved that he is the person to be Aquaman. Storyline is is very good could be a little bit better all the other actors playing in this very well picked to play their parts. The CGI the special effects absolutely fantastic. I think the only way this story could have been better was maybe to explain a couple certain things a little bit more in depth. Nicole Kidman playing Arthur Curry's mom was a great pick. Nicole Kidman does bring a certain amount of class to serve rolls and she did bring the class to this role. Like Wonder Woman Aquaman stepped-up where Justice League could not it's a definite must have if your a DC fan.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun and explosive, but very generic storyline

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    This movie I really wanted to like more, but unfortunately just could not. It's a lot of fun to watch, but the story is incredibly predictable. Once I turned off my brain and stopped guessing what would happen next, I started to enjoy the movie. It's a long watch in over 2 hours. Specifically reviewing the 4K Blu-ray: 1. The Dolby Vision on this disc is fantastic and would highly recommend watching the movie if this is all you are looking for in at-home movies. 2. The audio mixing is explosive and pulls you in. The underwater scenes can be a little off-putting for the audio of the movie dialogue, but I didn't personally mind this. (They change the way dialogue sounds underwater.) Unfortunately, I was not able to turn it up too loud due to neighbors. I imagine it would be enjoyable with the volume up and a proper Atmos setup.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A visual feast on 4K

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    Everyone will have their opinion, but overall this wasn’t that great of a movie. They tried to make Aquaman the Thor of the underwater with also a similar type personality wrapped with humor but it didn’t work out so well. Besides that, this movie does have some fine computer graphics and special effects. On 4K Blu-ray, the visuals are nothing short of spectacular. I saw this in the theater and still bought it knowing it wasn’t that great but had to see the movie on 4K HDR and I was not disappointed. As regards the steel book, Best Buy steelbooks have become cheaper and flimsier than they once were so I would skip it. They are definitely a step down in quality. I’m not speaking to artwork but actual build quality of the steel book itself. I recommend getting the regular 4K disc with the black case.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Audio/Video

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    The Audio/Video of the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc are great. Playing through my Samsung UBD-M8500/UN65RU7100 combo, the colors were vibrant and bold. Surround Sound through my Pioneer Elite VSXLX503 was off the chain. The vocal channel was clear and discrete. It goes without saying considering the budget for this movie, the special effects are spectacular. This disc was well worth the purchase price and a worthy addition to anyone's permanent collection. In my area we still can't stream in 4k so getting the disc is the only way to go if you want the best video and sound.

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