Director James Wan’s latest project Aquaman gives the underwater superhero his own movie and the results did him justice.
The story takes place one year after the battle against Steppenwolf in the previous DC Extended Universe (DCEU) film, Justice League. Arthur Curry/Aquaman (Jason Momoa) learns that his younger half-brother Orm/Ocean Master (Patrick Wilson) is planning to declare war on the surface world by uniting other underwater kingdoms.
While refusing to go along with his plans, Mera (Amber Heard), the warrior princess of Xebel, goes to Arthur to help stop Orm from starting this war by taking his rightful place as king of Atlantis.
Wan’s latest movie had me captivated with the non-stop battles, the impactful storyline and the little dash of humor.
The first thing that caught my attention was the performance by Jason Momoa. I could sense the struggles that the character goes through and Momoa captured the hero well when he was fighting for his life and his kingdom.
Along with the actor’s performance was the flashbacks to Arthur’s youth when he was learning and training to take the throne of Atlantis. While learning the truth about his past and abilities, I could feel the man that Arthur became today and those moments in the movie did not disappoint.
Another aspect that caught my eye was the storyline. A half human and half Atlantean king that was fighting and struggling to protect the world from a war was engaging.
Lastly, there was the chemistry between Momoa and Heard. Their witty banter and constant criticizing throughout the movie was appealing. Once that transformed into a romance, I could not take my eyes off the screen.
For those who wish to see an action-packed superhero movie, Aquaman is the ideal choice.
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