I liked this Aquaman! No, not just because Jason Momoa is very nice to look at but because it was a decent story and had interesting visual effects. Yes, it’s a little sappy with the mermaid queen meets the regular lighthouse guy but overall it was entertaining enough.
There could have been a little bit more story I guess, we really didn’t get to understand fully why Arthur, aka Aquaman, didn’t want to be involved in the whole Atlantis-would-be-king thing other than he just didn’t seem to be interested. Even though he had cool training and could breath and talk underwater, he just didn’t want to do it.
It was the standard story, fish boy lives life as regular person then his people fall apart and he’s needed to bring them back from disaster. Fish man is deployed to fight evil and take his rightful place while learning that his family isn’t always so nice. And he has cool powers. And there’s a beautiful girl there trying to help as the love interest. Pretty standard stuff.
I think the draw in this one may be the visual effects, the underwater scenery and the fighting arena, cool warrior sharks and killer underwater gators and fast underwater jets and a bomb submarine. I liked watching all of the action and picking out the all of the unusual gadgets.
And don’t forget Manta, another super villain that was introduced and is waiting in the wings to do battle again with Aquaman – it should be great to see! Willem Defoe is the weapons and fighting trainer and Dolph Lungren is the King. Nicole Kidman is looking, well like Nicole Kidman as the Mermaid Queen with very few lines but killer moves! All in all it was an entertaining movie. Great way to fill a rainy afternoon. Go for it!