INSTA-REVIEW “AQUAMAN” (2018) Warner Bros.


Two things I never thought I would see. 1. #NicoleKidman in a DC superhero movie or 2. Another DC superhero movie. 😁 okay kidding on the latter – but as most of already seen this with an early overseas debut..I will be quick about even the the film was so very very loooong.

#JasonMomoa is back as #Aquaman and sharing the screen with him is #AmberHeard as Princess Mera, who visits him on land to tell him he must accept his rightful role as ruler of Atlantis even though he is a half breed as his father Tom #TemueraMorrison is ‘surface dweller’ and his mother is a queen. #WillemDafoe is his mentor Vulko..and a terribly mis-cast #PatrickWilson is his half-brother King Orm.

There is so much backstory involved here, much of it so densely written you have a hard time following as they don’t actually make it enticing enough to do so. You have a lot of violence moth above ground and even including it’s very own underwater straight out of ‘Gladiator’ Coliseum battle.

The whole Atlantis concept is quite stunning and well done. A huge strong point of the film itself. But random characters like Black Manta #YahaAbdulMateenII aren’t played well except to let you know early on what #Aquaman2 will be about.

Momoa does single handedly save this one as best he can with a plot that is truly all over the place and much too long and drawn out. And by far, this is not a film for children in the slightest. So will I recommend it for DC fans – sure because they did finally bring something a bit new to the table.

Grade: C
Media Review screening Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 – courtesy of Warner Bros.


9 thoughts on “INSTA-REVIEW “AQUAMAN” (2018) Warner Bros.

  1. I actually liked Yaha Abdul-Mateen II’s Black Manta. It’s too bad that he got so little screen time because his hatred of Aquaman was more compelling than Orm’s. They’re clearly setting Black Manta to have a more major role in the sequel, which causes him to feel wasted in this one. Great review!

    • Thank you.. Yeah – I felt like he was like a back story that wasn’t really looked at because of the whole story that we were trying to follow. But it was a little bit of a cheesy set-up for me early on into what you clearly can read into as the sequel will be ALL about him. They better make him a lot more interesting than they did. πŸ™‚

      • yeah – there is a way to block – I forget exactly how it is.. but I marked his reply spam as now I get that that’s what he is after seeing him post his weirdness on more than one blog. Some people have nothing better to do..ah’s funny as If you try to look at his twitter it will say you are blocked – so blocked back! hahahahhaha

  2. Hmmmm. You know what, I think I might go see this just for the visuals. I’m not the biggest superhero movie fan but from what I’ve seen Atlantis looks incredible.

    • I loved the underground water world. It was amazing – and worth the visuals. I think I’m just on a DC burnout from the last few years. This was one of the better ones of recent. definitely worth the entertainment of watch – though be prepared – it’s very long.

      • Yeah its the visuals I wanna see. I missed the 3D run (it was only for a week =/) but I really wanna see that world on the big screen. I’m sure the rest will bore me a bit as most of these types of movies do, but hopefully I am surprised

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