Here’s the premise: Arthur Curry, half human half from Atlantis, goes on a trip of a lifetime. Not only does this adventure compel him to come to terms with his real identity, but it also forces him to discover whether he is entirely worthy of fulfilling his own destiny: becoming a king.
So let me start off by saying I am thoroughly surprised that it was as good as it was; it was a shock to me because I thought it was going to be bad or mediocre but it was really good. So let’s start with the look of the movie, lord have mercy, I don’t know if it’s the absolutely beautiful colors or the oceanic theme but it was stunning. The costume design was awesome and the comic book accuracy of the costumes is spot on. Now let’s talk about the cinematography, loved it; the fight scenes were stellar with the beautiful high-angle shots. The establishing shots were gorgeous as well; I was very impressed with the choices made with all the shots. The sound design was wow, and the special effects blew me away.
Ok now I’m going to bring it back to the fight scenes, they were beautiful and easy to follow; you can tell who people are and it’s not the shaky camera effect; it was gorgeous man. As for the story, it’s a good script; not convoluted (I heard others leaving the theater confused about some scenes but to me it was easy to follow). While I speak very highly of AQUAMAN, it’s not the best superhero movie out there; it is however the best DC movie and it made me leave the theater really excited about the direction DC might be going. AQUAMAN is hopefully going to breathe new life into the DC franchise, and make people want to more. I can’t end this review without mentioning James wan, I’m so glad he came onboard as director because he made this movie really good with his direction and insight. I guarantee if Zack Snyder took over it would be a different story; so thank God for James Wan. One big issue I will touch on is black manta, when he was on screen it was really dope but he did not get the screen time he deserved, so that was a huge bummer.
That’s it so thanks for reading and this is Ian signing off till next time.