We were invited to the exclusive gala premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ epic, action-adventure “AQUAMAN.” With director James Wan and lead stars Jason Momoa and Amber Heard to introduce the film — live in person!
We were the first to see the movie worldwide even before the LA premiere which Jason, Amber and James will be flying back to US to see it there.
Was the movie as great as the hype and the amazing fan meet and Philippine premiere event with the Aquaman stars? Read our no-spoiler review…
What Marcus Thinks of it? His POV
Down, Down and …Swim? Aquaman needs a Superman-like tag line. The first thing I noticed about Aquaman is how powerful he is. Pretty much has Superman powers under water.
Maybe he’s always been that way and I didn’t know, because I’ve never been much of an Aquaman fan. ’ll start off with a disclaimer: I don’t generally like the DC universe because the characters are too powerful. But I enjoy superhero movies, so I was still excited to see this movie.
I think most of us go to hero movies to see the powers. This movie will not disappoint. Everybody is using powers the whole movie. There are fights, chases and training where you get to see all the powers used by so many people. We also get to explore a different world as we see Atlantis. It was nice they put some thought into making this a real world. Rush-hour traffic and everything.
All the best graphics and great music and fun special effects are great, for a while, but a movie needs a good storyline to really make it good. Aquaman doesn’t have a complicated storyline, but it was good to keep me engaged. I was able to understand who people were and what they wanted. I think it’s something even a young child could understand. The whole movie was pretty much kid friendly. Other than Aquaman not wearing a shirt through the whole movie, there were only one sexually motivated moment.
The fights and stunts and visual effects were all good. I hesitate to say they were great because half of them were just cartoons. Much like Avatar was mostly animation, much of the underwater action was animation, and I’m just not as impressed with animation as I am with good visual effects incorporating real actors. That’s not to say that there isn’t some great action and some great visual effects.
I wasn’t “moved” by this movie. It has some good, fun moments, but didn’t pull at me emotionally. So, if you want to see a pretty good hero movie, this one is a lot of fun. You’ll leave wanting to see Aquaman II, or the next Justice League, but I don’t think it will motivate you to take swimming lessons.
What Earth Thinks of it? Her POV2.
If you haven’t heard of Aquaman before then this is a good movie to start getting aquainted with it Jason Momoa said there will be an Aquaman 2.
Anyway, I grew up watchonf Suoerfriends cartoons with all my favorite super heroes in it like Wonderwoman , Batman, Superman and Wonder Twins. Aquaman was my least favorite although I was amazed with his powers being able to communicate with the sea creatures. When heard that there will be a real life movie I was so excited to see how will the play this out since it’s mostly underwater and ocean creatures. Should be amazing and difficult at the same time.
Aquaman movie did not disappoint as to giving me what I expected including all the trademark poses I have seen in the cartoons . I also like that they kept his original poers from the cartoon. I barely remmreme anything from the cartoon so it was a great refresher movie but even better because it’s life like characters . Great cinematography and visual effects! Visual effects was outstanding! All those creatures underwater were magnificent! They should win best in costume, makeup and visuals. . There’s so many things going on that you would wanna see it again in case you missed something!
There’s one cameo from a James Wants film that got me going! It’s an underwater thing so look closely at the first 15 minutes of the movie. Let me know if you see what I was talking about in the comment section below.
It is a good movie to keep us aware of the garbage we are throwing in the waters. We are not just the living being in the universe, let’s all be considerate.
Movie runs for 2 hours and 30 minutes with a lot of visual things going on it will keep you awake the entire time.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes “Aquaman,” the origin story of half-surface dweller, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry that 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. The action-packed adventure spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, and stars Jason Momoa in the title role.
The film also stars Amber Heard as Mera, a fierce warrior and Aquaman’s ally throughout his journey; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (“The Florida Project”) as Vulko, council to the Atlantean throne; Patrick Wilson as Orm, the present King of Atlantis; Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, King of the Atlantean tribe Xebel; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as the revenge-seeking Black Manta; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours”) as Arthur’s mom, Atlanna. Also featured are Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, an Atlantean Commando, and Temuera Morrison as Arthur’s dad, Tom Curry.
Wan directed from a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Will Beall, story by Geoff Johns & James Wan and Will Beall, based on characters created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger for DC. The film was produced by Peter Safran and Rob Cowan, with Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Jon Berg, Geoff Johns and Walter Hamada serving as executive producers.
Wan’s team behind the scenes included such frequent collaborators as Oscar-nominated director of photography Don Burgess (“Forrest Gump”), Wan’s five-time editor Kirk Morri, production designer Bill Brzeski, and visual effects supervisor Kelvin McIlwain. They were joined by costume designer Kym Barrett and composer Rupert Gregson-Williams.
Warner Bros. Pictures Presents a Peter Safran Production, a James Wan Film, “Aquaman.” The film is being released in 2D, 3D, 4D, Dolby Cinema and ScreenX in select theatres and IMAX, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.