Aquaman’s in the limelight, but Marvel has its own ocean-faring counterpart, and he is not happy.
Look, I get it. Even when executed well, superhero origin stories on the big screen have become depressingly formulaic — and with the exception of “Wonder Woman,” the ones in the DC Extended Universe haven’t been executed well.
And although I was one of the few moviegoers who actually enjoyed last year’s “Justice League,” I’ll admit the Aquaman material didn’t inspire a lot of confidence in the character’s solo film. Jason Momoa’s charm couldn’t obscure the fact that he was largely reduced to grunting catchphrases like “My man!”, or that the one or two scenes delving into his backstory were easily the least comprehensible parts of an often [...]
Director: James Wan
Writers: David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, Will Beal. With story credits to Geoff Johns, James Wan, and Will Beal.
Starring: Jason Mamoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Willson, Yahya Abdul-Maleen II, Willem Dafoe, Nicole Kidman, and Dolph Lundgren
Runtime: 2 hours and 22 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language)
Whether you like or hate the DC movies post-Nolan Batman trilogy, it’s safe to say they’ve been fairly controversial. Man of Steel rebooted Superman in a way that some were uncomfortable with, Batman v Superman took that several steps further, and Suicide Squad and Justice League [...]
We’re just one month away from the release of director James Wan’s Aquaman, the first full-length feature film centered around Jason Momoa’s Justice League superhero. Now the final trailer has dropped, with all the magical tridents, warrior princesses, and epic CGI battles you’d expect from a superhero movie about averting a mythological war between two very different worlds.
Aquaman first entered the DC Comics universe in a 1941 anthology and later turned into a solo comic book series. [...]