Aquaman movie review

A Son of The Land and A King of The Seas


Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) is a half-human and half Atlantean who goes on a journey with the fierce warrior Mera (Amber Heard) to save Atlantis from his malicious half-brother King Orm (Patrick Wilson) who plans to take control over the seven kingdoms and cause a war between the land and the sea. In this journey, Arthur and Mera receive information from the King’s adviser, Vulko (William Dafoe), who has a secret agenda to help them find the lost trident of Atlantis and become the rightful king of the seven seas.


The visual effects were a treat for the eye, mesmerizing and charismatic. I could notice and appreciate the efforts taken in animating the Atlanteans, making them float, swim as if they were fish and not humans to make it all feel realistic. From the mosaic underwater architectures, the finely detailed character costumes, the enchanting visuals, to captivating and horrifying monsters and unforgettable, marvelous action sequences, it is quite ironic that in this film about an underwater kingdom the actors weren’t even in the water, unless they were in land bubbles or they just came out of the ocean. The actors were hosed down for the land scenes and in the underwater scenes they had to wear a quite uncomfortable rig and harness to replicate underwater movement. For the many underwater scenes, wire work was done with a blue screen behind them and CGI was later added to make it look like they were in water, had floating hair, and their clothes moved to look like they were in Atlantis.

Aquaman is tenacious, invigorating, and a must see film for not only all DC fans but for anyone looking for a good movie on the weekend. This is the type of movie to watch in IMAX 3D on the biggest screen possible and feel the immersive experience of an underwater adventure. In the end it will be worth it. I personally loved this film!

The greyhound growl gives Aquaman 4 out of 4 paws.