Aquaman Review: James Wan Presents An Underwater World For Us To Hold Our Breathes!
Ok, so what’s your idea of a superhero movie? A person with extraordinary abilities who discovers their inner hero and ultimately save the world. Well, that’s what it is with James Wan’s Aquaman but don’t get disappointed just yet because the movie does have moments to keep you settled in your seat.
Jason Momoa’s character made a teaser appearance in ‘Dawn of Justice’ and then made his significant presence felt in the flawed-but-underappreciated Justice League. And when the question was asked if the solo Aquaman will deliver or not, well it did… pretty much.
The events take place mostly after Justice League and we follow the journey of Arthur Curry from a guy who can do crazy things with water, to the true-aqua-blue saviour of the world (Khal of Atlantis). The movie is easy to grasp and flows so smooth that you can easily sit through it. Given that the movie is about the ocean king, it gotta have a huge underwater world and it does… The scale of the world shown deep inside the ocean is absolutely staggering but they somehow lack detailing in texture and feel.
The movie takes part on the ground too, where Arthur and Amber Heard’s Mera chase the legendary trident of Kind Atlan. We go from Atlantis to Sahara to Italy in search of the trident only to find that it rests under the sea (did we give away a spoiler?).
Now let’s talk about the acting of our dear under-water Gods- Amber plays the role of a thankless sidekick in the film but frankly, she gave some of the most amazing moments in the movie. Momoa mostly relied on his on-screen presence and his real-life swag to help him get through the proceedings. Don’t get so dejected, he did just the role of Aquaman. We see Nicole Kidman as the Queen Atlanna, mother of Aquaman and while her role was small, it was refreshing but don’t get your hopes high that she will save the movie. No Sir! Willem Dafoe is cast as old faithful Vulko, well, when we say cast, we mean miscast and you can easily forget him. Patrick Wilson, a regular in James Wan’s movies, is the primary antagonist King Orm and did his part well.
The movie is a big screen watch and along with the trippy soundtrack and visuals, provides a good big screen watch for the fans of the genre. Go check out the movie and hold on for the sequel.