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Friday, December 21, 2018

Sheep Movie Review: Aquaman (2018)

Aquaman (2018)
Dec 21, 2018
Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: James Wan
Written By: Will Beall, David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick
Runtime: 143 minutes
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Cast: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, "Aquaman," starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime--one that will not only force him to face who he really is but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be... a king.

Went to see Aquaman with my 17-year-old daughter. We are big superhero movie fans and we agreed Aquaman was a disappointment.

Where to start...the writing was awful. I don't know the canon Aquaman story from the comics; I grew up with the Superfriends cartoon Aquaman. In this version, Arthur Curry becomes King Arthur a la Camelot, right down to the pulling of the sword/trident from the stone/dead king. But I could have dealt with the cheesy storyline if the script had been better. The story was cliche and predictable.

The whole movie was overproduced and poorly edited. It was like they were more interested in creating sexy/badass gifs and freeze frames than a movie. One minute you are watching a fight scene and the next you are looking at Jason Mamoa (not that I don't like looking at him) posing in a photo shoot for an expensive cologne, then we go back to the action.

I might not be popular for this opinion, buuuuuut...a little Jason Mamoa in Justice League (2018) is good, but a whole movie...not so good.

My daughter likes to make video edits and she complained about the CGI lagging in places.

The action scenes had too much going on so it ended up looking like a big mess flashing across the screen.

I did like a few things about the movie. It was cool how everyone looked and moved underwater. I've always been a fan of Willem Dafoe, and Dolph Lundgren's acting was surprisingly good!

DC still can't catch that superhero magic like Marvel has.

Holly and I agreed on a generous 3 "Give Pacific Rim back their kaiju" Sheep



  1. Seeing it tomorrow in 3D Dbox which usually makes anything better. I was hoping to really enjoy it after seeing a bunch of disappointing films including Mary Poppins. Not a single memorable song.

    1. I had no plans to see Mary Poppins...guess that's good. I'l be interested to know your take on Aquaman. There are some cool scenes.

  2. Great review. I'll wait for it to be out in the library ^_^

    1. considering the cost of seeing it in the theater...waiting for it is a good idea.

  3. I forgot to mention in the review there was no chemistry between Aquaman and the Princess so their passionate kiss right in the middle of a war! felt wrong.