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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Flawed but visually impressive

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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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Well done DC

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    This movie shows that DC is finally finding it's way. Wonder Woman was the start of something good, and Aquaman is the proof that they are figuring things out. That doesn't mean this is an exceptional movie, but it is very good. The character development is much better than recent DC flicks. It doesn't just assume you know Aquaman, because of his existence in Justice League. There is plenty of action, humor, and no depressingly dark orange overlay on the fight scenes. The down side is they introduce Black Manta into this film. Without spoiling anything, the character was barely used, and was basically a throw away villain. He really serves no purpose, and uses up screen time, that I think could have been better used elsewhere. I would have preferred they saved him for a sequel. My best guess is that's the ONLY reason they had him, so he can return later. Still spent too much time on him though. I know some people had issues with them speaking under water. That's something I looked past, since it would have been weird to have them constantly create oxygen bubbles, to talk, or radiate their lines, through telepathy. If you enjoyed Aquaman's character, in Justice League, then I think you should have no issues enjoying this movie. Jason Momoa continues to deliver the same character, and personality.

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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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun

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    Aquaman is a fun popcorn flick, far less serious and dark in tone compared to the rest of the DCEU films, this isn't the edited mess that Batman V Superman or Justice League was. This film really should have released before Justice League. James Wan does a great job here keeping things light, action is fun and peppered throughout. My biggest gripe of the film was some of the music choices, I found some songs to ruin the tone of scenes or just came off as the wrong song for the moment. Performances across the board are generally good, the villains in this film are really strong. Patrick Wilson as Orm, Arthur's (Aguaman) half brother is fun, over the top, and the two of them together have an almost Thor/Loki type relationship that will be fun to watch unfold over future films. Black Manta was my favorite parts of the film, had a very cool 1980's action vibe to his scenes and he felt like a real threat to Arthur.

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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: 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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    It was OK but not a Marvel movie

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    The films plot alternates between flashbacks and events set in the present day. The flashbacks explain that Arthur Curry’s mother, Atlanna (Nicole Kidman) was arranged to be married to the King. She fled to the surface world, where she met lighthouse keeper Thomas Curry (Temuera Morrison). They fell in love and had Arthur. Atlantean forces came looking for Atlanna and, to keep Thomas and Arthur safe, she returned. Later, the King’s vizier Nuidis Vulko (Willem Dafoe) trained young Arthur to use his powers. Thus the origin of Aquaman is born. The music was weird and lots of CGI effects...I like it I tink Wonder Woman was better but this was a hard character to put out there in the movies...

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Movie

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    I hadn't seen this movie while it was at the theaters, and I hadn't rented it at Redbox. So I had no idea of how good it was. I had never followed the Aquaman comic character, so I knew absolutely nothing about him. I almost passed it up as a purchase, but then decided to blindly take a chance on it, hoping it was a fair movie. I bought the 4K edition. I was surprised, because I didn't expect much from it, but it was much better than I thought it would be. You don't need to be an Aquaman fan to enjoy this movie. It tells you everything you need to know about him, starting from the beginning. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and visually it looked great on my LG OLED television. Very happy with my purchase.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Movie, Great Effects

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    I'll start by saying this movie is good. Not great, but good. What is great is the sound and visuals. Most of the visuals are amazing and the crispness of the 4k disc is reference quality. The sound mix has a ton of bass so if you have a subwoofer, you're in for a treat. Honestly, the sound is also reference quality as well. The story itself is nothing knew. Arthur's crazy half-brother, Orm, wants to start a war with the surface world. Arthur needs to find a mythical weapon so he can become Oceanmaster and defeat Orm. However, if you mix the okay story with the audio and visual components I mentioned, this does become very enjoyable and the repeat-viewing aspect is high. Overall, I recommend this movie.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Alright Movie

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    After some outstanding movies in the past that were DC related, they been in a slump of late.. not to say all the movies were bad or anything, just not as high quality as some of the older stuff. Pretty much everything since the Dark Knight trilogy has been overly dark and depressing up to Wonder Woman and now Aquaman. Both movies have been a step up from the likes of Justice League and Batman vs Superman. With that said, DC still has a ways to go if they really want to compete with what the MCU is doing, Marvel movies are overall a lot more fun to watch, great action, decent amount of action and humor is just right.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A pleasant surprise. Solid video and audio.

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    This was a good release. From a film standpoint, we get a special beginning and rise, varied set-pieces and settings. The film falls a little short in the final quarter, however. Colors and contrast are good. Audio is clear. But as always, if you see the UHD for $14.99 or less, grab that. (Strictly speaking, UHD is the way to go if you have the player.) I got the blu-ray having skipped the theater release. But it turns out this is "Wonder Woman" quality, and one of the better DC entries. Plenty of action and energy. The lead is a tad vulgar at times, and that may take some getting used to.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best incarnation of Aquaman yet

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    This film is in the same company as “Wonder Woman” as far as current DC Comics films go. Like “Wonder Woman”, it doesn’t take itself too seriously, injects a little humor and provides a good story told with good acting and top notch special effects. Director James Wan did something a lot of comic book fans thought could never happen: he made Aquaman cool. The 4K blu-ray transfer is vibrant and, overall, stunning to look at. The sound is equally impressive. I ordered the film online and it was ready for me to pick up the next day before noon. Happy with this purchase!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I'm the Fishman

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    I liked aquaman when I saw it in theaters. I cant understand how people aren't talking about mera like they did wonder woman and captain marvel. Sure she isnt the main character but she was well done, very powerful and had just as much screen time as aquaman did himself. I loved the steel book case, the one cavet I have about this is the digital code I was given via email was only for the 4k version which only plays on certain devices. I tried to input the code that came in the package and it didnt work. you figured they would have given you all the different digital options with the 4k, but sadly no.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Entertainment if You Have Nothing Else to Do

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    Everybody is going to have a different opinion about movies. If you are expecting action like that of Iron Man or the Avengers, you are probably not going to find it in this movie. It has a different type of atmosphere with a different story and setting. The CG work is fantastic. I know the movie has had good reviews by many people, however, it didn't quite grab my attention like some Marvel movies. Nevertheless, I am sure you will like the movie and the CG that makes up a large part of the story (water-based movie). In terms of 4k presentation - no shortage there!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie for a family night.

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    I saw this movie in theaters but for some reason, watching it at home made me appreciate it more. Director James Wan did a good job at building the story over several layers. Some were a bit rushed and concluded too quickly but others worked out just fine. Overall, this movie gives you an origin perspective to Aquaman and his decisions to be elusive from his Atlantic half, but also how lost he sometimes feels being with the surface dwellers. Black Manta was a mild weak link to the casting and not much was done to build his character, history, and motives. Overall, a great film.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

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    the storyline was good, Jason Momoa did a great job as Aquaman. For me that was surprising although he is a good actor I did not know if he could pull off Aquaman, or if realistically anyone could. Definitely did a great job. The 4K HDR was tremendous in this movie I am not an expert, but this could be reference level. special effects are top notch, sometimes over exaggerated, but nonetheless exciting. The HDR was so strong that I could see the sweat beads on the face of black manta. If you want a great 4K movie, video wise, this is the one to get.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly Great

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    I went into this with zero expectations. I was impressed with this one. Good acting, decent enough story, but the direction is and action sequences are outstanding. James Wan has definitely proved himself a capable action director with this one. Furious Seven showed me had shops, and Aquaman seals the deal as far as I'm concerned. Despite how big the movie feels, its characters are scaled down and its story is personal. It's fun, funny, heartfelt when needed, and even unexpectedly dark in spots as well. After Justice League, DC needed this.

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