‘AQUAMAN’ Swims Into To Theaters December 21st
Aquaman -Reviewed by Joy Parris
I will admit I don’t know too much about the whole comic book world. Sure I know the basic ones like Spiderman, Batman, and Superman so venturing into Aquaman was a brand new experience. And let’s face it Jason Momoa has THAT FACE !!! It was fun watching those smoldering eyes and adoring his beautiful locks. In fact, as Superheroes go he is down to earth doesn’t really take himself too seriously and seems to enjoy really helping the land dwellers. He is likable and you want to root for his success.
Directed by James Wan Aquaman opens with lighthouse keeper Tom Curry (Temuera Morrison) rescuing Atlanna(Nicole Kidman) after a terrible storm. Land dweller Tom falls in love with Atlanna and from their union mixed breed Arthur/Aquaman( Jason Momoa) is born. When Atlanna is hunted down by King Nerrus to return to Atlanna she sacrifices herself to save Arthur and Tom.
As the film progresses we see a young Arthur learning about his powers from Vulko( Willem Dafoe). From the onset, Arthur is content being an ordinary guy and saving humans when needed and the opening sequence when Arthur attacks pirates we experience an amazing fight sequence that introduces us to Black Manta(Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) Throughout the film everyone tries to tell Aquaman he is destined for more and even when the beautiful Mera(Amber Heard) begs him to return to Atlantis and help his people and be a King. Arthur says he is just an ordinary guy…yeah right.
By the time he arrives in Atlantis, he is faced with an even bigger surprise meeting his half-brother King Om(Patrick Wilson). The two must battle to the death for the Kingdom which does not go well for Aquaman.
Ultimately Aquaman is forced to join the fight but first retrieve the special sword ( the legendary Trident of Atlan)to be worthy of the title.
Aquaman has a lot of story lines going on and maybe if they had stayed in a specific lane it could have been a better movie. Many issues are touched upon such as the pollution of the oceans by humans, and even the ones who want to save us becomes the destroyer of life. It also raised the question of what makes one a King or Queen.. and what is Royal blood? Does conquering lands and enslaving individuals part of having this ‘royal blood’
legacy. It’s also a story about owning who you are and ultimately finding the courage to do the right thing. We as humans have become horrible custodians of this planet we call home, with constant pollution of the oceans and our air. As corporations and the individuals in charge continue to seek profits over people, animals, and plant life.
In conclusion, Aquaman has great visuals, fabulous fight scenes and lots of great cinematic photography, and if you can ignore some cliche dialogue, I found it fun and entertaining and I am ready to see more of Jason Momoa.
To learn more visit-https://www.aquamanmovie.com/
From Warner Bros “Aquaman” is set to hit theaters beginning December 21, 2018, in 3D and 2D and IMAX, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.