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Sooo, Mera has to manipulate wine bottles to takedown guys that literally have water in their suits? Besides, she could just dehydrate anyone by taking their body water as she did with Arthur.
And Amber, bless her heart, can’t act; or rather, Wan can’t direct actors. Even Nicole was hamming it up when she took a dive at the start.
Wan also has no sense of pacing and constantly misses beats. The electronic score is out of place and the song choices have all the tact of the lesser TV crime dramas.
The story does a better job of cramming as much in as it does than I thought possible, but the dialogue is pretty funny for the wrong reasons.
The only positive is comic accurate costumes and decent FX, not enough to carry a film by far. A completly cheesy schlockfest.
Final thought: Manta’s plasma beams can make a mountain top explode or melt steel, but can’t even burn Arthur’s shirt off?! Lot’s of disappointed ladies in the audience.
Aquaman is a big, dumb - but not too dumb - superhero/fantasy spectacular that takes its inspiration more from Arthurian legend than anything else, and yet manages to sneak in insane Silver Age references like Topo and Storm as much as more recent fare like the Trench. The film certainly looks great, and without resorting to lame slow-motion too, transitions between scenes and flashbacks particularly well done. The action rocks, especially when it gets close and personal (all the Black Manta stuff was more engaging than the big Lord of the Rings battles, for example), but for all its violence, the way the world is saved in a more understated way, through love and forgiveness. The characterization is thin, but these are myths writ large, and the film does manage some romantic moments, especially between Arthur's parents, but how Mera falls in love with the surface world at the same time as she does Aquaman is a very nice moment. As a plot, its quest structure seems like an obvious way to string sequences together, but can I begrudge a movie that features pirates its treasure map adventure? I do find it interesting that both villains, like the hero, are sons carrying on their parents' missions, and that if Arthur doesn't see himself as a hero, their motivations aren't entirely villainous, or are at least relatable. Aquaman isn't too demanding a film on the surface of it, but it's fun, it's gorgeous, and it's epic. I wasn't asking for much more.
As far as superheroes goes, Aquaman has always been deemed dull. This movie is anything but dull. It's funny, exciting, great graphics, great characters and awesome fighting scenes. Anything you'd wish for in a superhero movie. Bad pun alert:I wouldn't mind seeing mamoa of this franchise.
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