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Aquaman – Review







Aquaman – Review

Movie Reviews this week looks at the sci-fi blockbuster Aquaman.
It stars Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) as Arthur Curry AKA Aquaman, following his introduction and other DC (Detective Comics) Comics characters in Justice League.
We meet our protagonist, saving the crew of a Russian ship, from an attack by alleged Navy Seals who strangely have been hired by Arthur’s half brother and apparent heir to the throne of Atlantis, King Orm, played by Patrick Wilson.
It turns out Arthur has never been to Atlantis, and his mother, the queen of Atlantis, Atlanna played by Nicole Kidman (Eyes Wide Shut), left Atlantis to avoid an arranged marriage to King Orm’s father. On land she meets Arthur’s father and they fall in love, but as such movies go, they do not get to
live happily ever after, and soon have to part ways, as defecting from your royal responsibilities has some serious consequences.
Arthur grows up without his mother, but being trained by Vulko played by Willem Dafoe (Spider Man), who is a loyalist to Arthur’s mother, but despite doing everything he asks of him with the promise of finally going to see his mother in Atlantis, it never happens. We get to see through flashbacks that Arthur has not had an easy life, being bullied for his strangeness at school, notably his ability to talk to aquatic animals.
Matters come to a head, as King Orm is about to be crowned king of all Atlantis, and wants to bring a war to the surface, due to the pollution humanity has on their environment.
Arthur now has the opportunity to step up to the mantle and unite the land and the sea as the true heir.
He is helped in his quest by Mera played by the beautiful Amber Heard as a redhead, who inevitably ends up being his love interest, however she is also betrothed to his half brother King Orm, and as daughter of King Nereus played by Dolph Lundgren, she has a great deal of pressure to show a united front.
Audiences can see why Aquaman is a worldwide hit, and the first movie in the DC Universe to compete with the Marvel Universe.
It has the charm and wonder that is rarely captured from the comic books, and the trailer is one of the more captivating comic book trailers I have seen in a while, and it was almost a guarantee that it would break records when worldwide ticket sales are finally summed up.
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