Aquaman (2018)



Critic Consensus: Aquaman swims with its entertainingly ludicrous tide, offering up CGI superhero spectacle that delivers energetic action with an emphasis on good old-fashioned fun.

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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.

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Jason Momoa
as Aquaman
Patrick Wilson
as Orm/Ocean Master
Ludi Lin
as Captain Murk
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Critic Reviews for Aquaman

All Critics (320) | Top Critics (38)

Through it all, Jason Momoa... tosses off coyly bluff one-liners with understated humor that goes to waste in this bloated and sludgy movie.

December 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Veteran cinematographer Don Burgess's widescreen images beguile, and Bill Brzeski's production design impresses mightily, but next time, someone please give Momoa and company some memorable dialogue.

December 27, 2018 | Full Review…

A thoroughly entertaining ride.

December 25, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

But oh, those action sequences: this is what the Tron sequel should have looked and sounded like.

December 21, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Had this movie arrived as recently as two years ago, it might have been heralded as a higher-end superhero movie. Things have changed, however, in both the DCEU and the MCU.

December 21, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The bright spots (Momoa, that octopus) can be difficult to really relish amid the oceans of exposition and a typically pulverizing, overelaborate screenplay.

December 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Aquaman


Finally DC has two films that service the characters, something they have not been able to do since they kickstarted the universe with Man of Steel. James Wan was the correct choice for the vision behind the scenes, there is 200 million on the screen and you can see it. Black Mantra entered the world and I was like a little kid at the candy store, nerd heaven. The key is respecting the source material, the guy is an underwater king of Atlantis, why would you want to attempt to base this in reality. This feels like a Flash Gordon camp movie with a solid budget. The sky is the limit for DC and as they attempt to salvage the wreckage from Justice League. You look at this film and I feel it works so much better with Justice League, while Marvel introduced everyone first, DC actually made a correct choice with Batman finding them to unite. The Justice League film should have lead to individual films straight away, I feel Warner Bros weren't confident enough from the beginning and were one foot and one foot out. This film will lead to more, and I hope Aquaman is revisited soon to ensure the series has a stable footing. Wonder Woman finally has a companion hero to share the critical and financial success. 15/01/2019.

Brendan Nicholls
Brendan Nicholls

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Aquaman got me seasick, no thanks to the bloated action sequences, bad jokes, cheesy one liners, and overdose of CGI. I wanted to love it, but came out deeply disappointed. Every sequence was lifted off another film or franchise. Jason Momoa fits the part of Aquaman perfectly well, and he was about the only charming thing that got all my girlfriends cooing away. The story line felt contrived and pretentious. The casting ensemble left little to root for, and it was a case of too little character, too much action.

Chrisanne Chin
Chrisanne Chin

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I like how this refreshing and visually spectacular superhero movie combines the old-fashioned concept of hot machos beating each other with their phallic, pointy weapons and a more modern approach, with brave female warriors kicking ass and a welcome message about prejudice.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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