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Aquaman (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: Aquaman
Year: 2018
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Directed By: James Wan
Starring: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard Willem Dafoe
About: Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDkg3h8PCVU

My Review:
Wanting to see the new DC Comics movie I thought that the perfect way to end 2018 would be to go to the cinema and watch Aquaman which surprised me by how much I ended up enjoying the movie.

I thought that Aquaman was brilliant in that it was shown as a comic book movie and felt like one throughout the movie instead of an action movies like most of the comic book movies that have been released. By also showing Arthur as a child and how he was able to communicate the creatures of the sea which later becomes how he is able to win the trident he needs to become king of Atlantis. By having this foreshadowing it really gave a reason for showing Arthur as a child at the start of the movie. I did like how it showed the love between his parents and why this was so important to the movie as well as why Arthur didn't want to go to Atlantis as he was told it was his fault his mother got killed by the king for having him and why his brother resented him and challenges him to the death. The action within this movie was well done and didn't go overboard in this movie which did make this more enjoyable to me. Having the love story also as a part of it but done in a more natural way rather than feeling forced was a great way of also bringing that romantic factor in which they were hoping to achieve within Aquaman. I also personally really liked how when Orm was trying to get the different leaders to follow him some of the others didn't want to side with him because of wanting to teach the people on the Earth about Atlantis in a more kind way and teaching them and also by not believing in Orm as a leader which leads to a war. By having this it was more realistic rather than having everyone just fall under him and accept him as the Ocean Master. Greek mythology also taking a highlight in this movie was good as it wasn't staying to it directly but kept parts of it to make Aquaman it's own story but also keeping it relevant to the movie and how people think Atlantis was. Finally, by having the end showing that Black Manta was still hunting Arthur shows that there will be a second movie coming which does excite me. The acting within this movie was really well done and kept me gripped throughout the movie which is over two hours long.

I do feel however that the battle scene that is near the end of the movie seemed a little rushed however I hope that they do an extended version of the movie when it is released onto physical and digital format which gives this more time.

Overall, this is one of the best DC Comics movies that I have seen in a while and I am excited to see what comes next and hope that they stay with this style of movie as it does work for the movies in which they are hoping to release. I would highly recommend this to people who are looking for a superhero movie and that feels more like a comic book. I would also recommend this movie to those who like action and adventure as this has a lot of both sides. I am very excited to see this movie again when it is brought out onto physical formats.

My Review: 5/5 

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