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Aquaman Review – James Wan Makes Good Superhero Movie

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Aquaman Review: The Aquaman movie is probably, in my opinion, the best DC movie next to Wonder Woman. It has the story, humor, and the action sequences that most fans are expecting from this superhero movie.

Aquaman Review

In case you do not know yet, this Aquaman movie is the first ever feature film solely for this DC character alone. Jason Momoa who plays Arthur Curry is really bringing the whole machismo into this character. And as far as our gang saw it, it worked.

Aquaman Plot

Before we proceed to the short plot, we would just like to warn you guys about the possible spoilers ahead on this Aquaman review. So if you have not seen the movie yet and do not want to ruin your appetite, we suggest that you head straight down below to the verdict and get our overall opinion regarding the movie.

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As I was saying, Aquaman has a good plot to boot with. Although I must say that there is nothing very unique about the story, James Wan, the director of the movie made it a very interesting one.

The story starts with Atlanna (Nicole Kidman) found on the shore by Tom Curry (Temuera Morrison). Atlanna, while unconscious and injured, Tom decided to take care of her so he brought him to his house. This is where their love story began and eventually comes their son Arthur.

Curry Family
Atlanna, Tom, and Arthur Curry

After a few years, Atlanna was forced to return to Atlantis and entrusted her son to Nuidus Vulko (Willem Dafoe) to guide and train Arthur. Being a half-breed, Arthur became an outsider from the Atlanteans. So he was never really acknowledged despite his royal blood.

King Orm (Patrick Wilson), on the other hand, wants to declare war on the land-dwellers. Mera (Amber Heard) does not want that so she seeks the help of Arthur by gaining his trust. Coincidentally, she got the chance to save Tom Curry from a tidal wave sent by King Orm.

Aquaman vs King Orm
Arthur Curry fights King Orm

Mera then convinced Arthur to take on his right as the King of Atlantis by challenging King Orm. Using the trident from his mother, Arthur lost to his half-brother. So Arthur then took on a journey to get a much stronger weapon; the trident of Atlan.

Atlan

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Aquaman Review – Verdict

That’s pretty much how it all went. Now that I think of it, it’s a good story made great by James Wan’s kick for good direction and making great movies. Did you know that James Wan is the man behind Insidious, Conjuring, Saw, The Nun, and Annabelle? That’s all horror movies. But here’s where James Wan becomes a valid guy for this action-packed superhero movie—he also directed the Furious 7 movie.

Overall, James Wan has a good knack for action sequences. This is very apparent with continuous action scenes. He never cuts off a scene to jump to another angle and then another which can make some viewers nauseous. He uses continuous shot while responding to the movement of the actors. It’s so surreal and impressive at the same time once you see it.

His technique with the camera makes you see everything despite the adrenalin rush and the speed of the sequences shown on the screen. For those who love pure action shots, this is a valuable example of how fight scenes should be made. No cuts. Just let them fight off each other in full view and feel the awesomeness of how superheroes and villains punch and kick.

My verdict is 8 stars out of 10. The Aquaman movie is highly recommended and that you should watch it immediately when it becomes available on the nearest theaters and cinemas around you.

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