Very positive first reactions to Aquaman call it “a big, fun, wild ride”

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We’re now less than a month away from Aquaman making a big splash in cinemas. The latest film in the DC Comics Extended Universe has been marked as a very colourful departure from the morose air that bothered so many fans about the earlier Zack Snyder-directed films. But is making everything pretty enough to hold off all the “DCEU IS DEAD” fanboy vitriol? Will Aquaman sink or swim?

While full reviews are still clamped down tightly under embargo, the first batch of film press got to check out the aquatic adventure movie recently and took to Twitter with their first impressions. And damn are these first impressions positive! With a reception that is a very, very far cry from the lame “he talks to fish” jokes that once plagued the character, Aquaman director James Wan and titular leading man Jason Momoa are being praised for delivering a film that is completely crazy in all the best ways and just craploads of fun. According to the reactions Wan stages some incredibly imaginative action beats on an epic scale, making full use of his insane undersea world for maximum spectacle. Momoa is also apparently having the time of his life in the role, while his supporting cast also deliver the goods, in particular Amber Heard’s water-bending heroine Mera and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s villainous Black Manta.

Check out the reactions below.


Aquaman also stars Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Nicole Kidman, Temura Morrison, and Dolph Lundgren. It is scheduled for release on 21 December.

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.

Last Updated: November 27, 2018

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