When they said there was going to be an Aquaman solo movie, I was skeptical.
When they said Jason Mamoa was going to play Aquaman, I was more skeptical.
But now that I’ve had some time with this new take on the classic DC character, well, I’m not so skeptical.
Earlier this year, Aquaman became the most successful entry in the DCEU. No longer just the subject of “talking to fish” jokes (thought they are still there), Aquaman stands on its own as a classic origin story.
Here’s the synopsis:
The Atlantean child Orin, son to the Queen of Atlantis (Nicole Kidman), was abandoned as an infant and left to die; however, he was rescued and raised by a kindly lighthouse keeper. The keeper (Temuera Morrison) adopted the boy as his own son, renaming him Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa). Able to survive the harshest depths of the ocean and on the surface world above, the child of two worlds grew to be a hero to both eventually returning to Atlantis to become their King in addition to being a founding member of the Justice League as Aquaman!
Mamoa makes for a charismatic king of the deep. He owns every scene he is in.
The underwater battle sequences were a lot of fun. It’s about time giant sea creatures got their turn in the spotlight.
The home video release of the film contains the following special features:
· Going Deep Into the World of Aquaman
· Becoming Aquaman
· James Wan: World Builder
· Aqua Tech
· Atlantis Warfare
· The Dark Depths of Black Manta
· Heroines of Atlantis
· Villaneous Training
· Kingdoms of the Seven Seas
· Creating Undersea Creatures
· A Match Made in Atlantis
· Scene Study Breakdowns
· Exclusive Sneak Peek of Shazam!
Aquaman, yes, Aquaman is a fun superhero movie for the whole family.
Aquaman is available now on Digital, Blu-Ray and DVD wherever you partake of your video.