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[Watch] 'Aquaman' Review: Jason Momoa Makes Splash In Latest DC Superhero Launch

After brief introductions in the superhero mashups Justice League and Batman v Superman, Jason Momoa finally gets his closeup as Aquaman in Warner Bros.'s first stand-alone DC Comics character launch since Wonder Woman conquered the world two summers ago. Lacking the white and style of that movie, not to mention the dazzling star power of Gal Gadot, this guy is not really as much fun as that but thankfully does not turn up all wet either. In other words Aquaman, under the guidance of a smart director in James Wan, delivers the goods expected by fans of the comic book creation and is fortunate to have the light touch. Momoa brings a role that could easily have Deadline Already this movie has the markings of a smash hit this holiday season, having launched many of the last two weeks in China, so I doubt this outing will be the last we see of Aquaman. Det er ikke så slemt, fordi visuelt dette er en sumptuøs virksomhed ja, med den undervattens verden af ​​Atlantis enveloping Imax (hvor jeg så det, og du skulle også) som ingen nyere film har kunnet gøre, i hvert fald ikke på dette scale. Starting with the origin story of our hero, we see his beginning as Queen Atlanna (Nicole Kidman) runs from an arranged marriage and ends in 1985 Massachusetts, where she emerges from the deep to engage in an affair with a local lighthouse keeper (Temeura Morrison). Out of this union comes Arthur, the future…

After brief introductions in the superhero mashups Justice League and Batman v Superman, Jason Momoa finally gets his closeup as Aquaman in Warner Bros.’s first stand-alone DC Comics character launch since Wonder Woman conquered the world two summers ago. Lacking the white and style of that movie, not to mention the dazzling star power of Gal Gadot, this guy is not really as much fun as that but thankfully does not turn up all wet either. In other words Aquaman, under the guidance of a smart director in James Wan, delivers the goods expected by fans of the comic book creation and is fortunate to have the light touch. Momoa brings a role that could easily have

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Already this movie has the markings of a smash hit this holiday season, having launched many of the last two weeks in China, so I doubt this outing will be the last we see of Aquaman. Det er ikke så slemt, fordi visuelt dette er en sumptuøs virksomhed ja, med den undervattens verden af ​​Atlantis enveloping Imax (hvor jeg så det, og du skulle også) som ingen nyere film har kunnet gøre, i hvert fald ikke på dette scale. Starting with the origin story of our hero, we see his beginning as Queen Atlanna (Nicole Kidman) runs from an arranged marriage and ends in 1985 Massachusetts, where she emerges from the deep to engage in an affair with a local lighthouse keeper (Temeura Morrison). Out of this union comes Arthur, the future king, and we see as he grows into the strapping vision that you would expect from the title of this movie.

Soon he is thrust into the wondrous underwater kingdom of Atlantis run by King Orm ( Patrick Wilson), who has his eye on conquering the various seven oceanic realms below the surface before hatching plans to take over the entire world, of course. Serving as a child or mentor and guide for Arthur, though, is Vulko (Willem Dafoe), and there are others he has to deal with as well including Mera (Amber Heard), daughter of King Nereus (Dolph Lundgren) who rules over one of oceanic entities. There is also a determined fighter, Manta, in the mix;

Aquaman’s script by David Leslie Johnson-Goldrick and Will Beall looks like it got all the dialogue straight from the pages of the comic book, but at least Momoa knows how to make some of his lines sing. He has the knack to make the character fun, which is key in a movie that is drowning in action set pieces that, while entertaining, tend to be a bit of overkill. Among the supporting cast, Kidman is nicely ethereal here, but none of the others registers quite as well. Wilson pretty much plays his villainous king by the comic book, and Dafoe feels out of place, but maybe because I still have his brilliant Vincent Van Gogh (from At Eternity’s Gate) in my head and wasn ‘

The visual effects take the real star turn here, and Wan has delivered a gorgeous-looking underwater world to the big screen.

Producers are Peter Safran and Rob Cowan, and they have certainly not cut corners in launching Aquaman’s solo movie career. Warner bros. opens it stateside Friday. Check out my video review by clicking the link above.

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