The DC Universe launches their latest superhero cinematic tidal wave of a movie AQUAMAN! Written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Will Bealland then directed by James Wan, AQUAMAN dives deep into the origin story of Arthur Curry (Jason Moma) aka Aquaman. The movie sets sail with very stunning visuals, amazing underwater worlds and some crazy fun under the seas!
In this movie we get the whole run down of the “half-breed’s” family tree. Mom, Queen Atlanna (Nicole Kidman), washes up on the shore of lighthouse keeper Thomas Curry (Temuera Morrison) after escaping an arranged marriage fiasco back in Atlantis. Then two fall in love, get a little fishy and then produce the half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur. Before mom gets a chance to dive in to the surface dweller family life, Atlantian guards attack and force the Queen to head back to Atlantis. Fish boy gets left behind as the “half breed” would not be welcomed in the land way down under.
Fast forward a few years and Arthur is settling in to his super hero duties as the ocean protector before being beckoned to Atlantis to claim his rightful seat on the throne of Atlantis as King. What follows is a series of visually captivating battle scenes in these fantastic underwater worlds!
The story rides the wave of corny and clunky dialogue, light shaming of us “surface dwellers” pollution of the seas and some serious sibling rivalry. You get plenty of shirtless Moma moments before he dons the iconic orange and green as well as some age-defying CGI on Kidman and Willem Dafoe who plays royal advisor and Aqumentor Valko. Amber Heard looks like a steroid Little Mermaid with over the top CGI water bending powers as Princess Mera. Patrick Wilson as Orm, Aquaman’s half-brother plus Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, showcase some amazing underwater CGI hair, pretty much the only thing that reminds you most of this movie takes place under water.
Aquaman is definitely a fun filled, action packed super hero movie. Even though it takes on a little too much water, you will be wowed by the insane battle sequences that help to break up the soggy 2.5 hour dive in to the origins of the Ocean Master himself- AQUAMAN! Warner Bros. Aquaman is in theaters now.