The First Reviews Are In: ‘Aquaman’ Might Save The DC Universe
"Against all odds, I really dug 'Aquaman', which offers thrills chills and a whole lotta adventure for the whole family!"
Aquaman hasn’t splashed his way into cinemas yet, but media have began seeing our big wet boy on the screen and are now sharing their learned opinions. And folks: the Aquaman reviews are good.
For a long time now, DC universe films have been like blood in the water to film critics, providing everyone with not only the opportunity, but the MANDATE, to go hog wild with snarky criticism (with the notable exception of Wonder Woman). How do they keep getting it so wrong?
I think it’s because they are both corny and shit?
Anyway, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman might change that — it seems just… fun? Plus it’s got an amazing cast.
Aquaman follows the story of Jason Momoa’s quest to unite the surface world with the undersea realm of Atlantis, mostly by punching and swimming.
Here’s the first reviews!
#Aquaman is everything DC fans have been hoping for and more. Rollicking action, an amazing sense of world-building, spellbinding musical numbers in which Aquaman wears clams as tap shoes, and a command performance from Jason Momoa. DC has really righted the ship. The DCEU lives!
— Ben Mekler (@benmekler) November 26, 2018
Against all odds, I really dug #Aquaman, which offers thrills chills and a whole lotta adventure for the whole family! Also the president of the United States is a demonstrably evil racist and there appears to be nothing we can do about that! See it on the biggest screen possible
— Scott Wampler™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) November 26, 2018
#Aquaman is … good! It's certainly greater than the sum of its parts. It's chock full of ridiculous elements but it’s all so inherently bonkers that you’d have to be an utter killjoy to not get caught up in it pic.twitter.com/VV5PMGT9er
— Jim Vejvoda (@JimVejvoda) November 26, 2018
#Aquaman was an absolute blast, from the charm of Momoa's Arthur Curry, to the spectacular visuals to the fun that it was clear that everyone was having. It was exactly what I was hoping for and I can't wait to see it again! I'll give you more details when I'm allowed! pic.twitter.com/FyeczAJJIJ
— Jenna Busch (@JennaBusch) November 26, 2018
— Terri Schwartz (@Terri_Schwartz) November 26, 2018
#Aquaman is pretty wild. It leans hard into its '80s fantasy/adventure movie vibe far more than superhero elements, and it works. It's another step in the right direction for the DCEU and shows how different/distinct the tones of these movies can be while still existing together.
— Mike Cecchini (@wayoutstuff) November 26, 2018
Saw #Aquaman before thanksgiving and had a week to think about it. It's flawed, but fun. Momoa and Patrick Wilson are absolute gems. Most of all, the movie is just flat out insane. I can't believe how big, creative, and crazy it gets. Gotta see it again! pic.twitter.com/m2oRbHVtu9
— Mike Rougeau (@RogueCheddar) November 26, 2018
Aquaman is a breathtakingly beautiful, weird, badass, FUN idea of a modern superhero fantasy (anime) and makes zero apologies. Second half's one cheer/laugh after another.
— Andrew Dyce (@andrewbdyce) November 26, 2018
Aquaman hits cinemas in Australia on Boxing Day, and I am actually VERY EXCITED.