Utter trash


The visual design was great but the script was pure garbage.

• The film was way too long, mostly because it jumped to so many locations, sometimes unnecessarily (like the desert).

• The character development was thin, the dialogue was steeped in exposition (you could hear the actors struggling with it) and Jason Momoa’s jokes (I guess they were added to lighten the tone?) were awful.

Also, the music was extremely obtrusive (every scene has a little tune to tell the audience how to feel) and the film completely wasted Willem Dafoe (it’s a shame that he’ll never get to play The Joker).

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Totally agree about the music. I rolled my eyes several times when the music had to cue the audience instead of what was actually happening.
DaFoe's character was the absolute worst which is ironic since he is, hands down, the best actor in the cast.

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Was any of Dafoe’s dialogue NOT exposition about Arthur’s background, the history of Atlantis or the magical trident of Atlan?

The worst moment was when he was training young (bad teenage actor) Arthur on the beach. That dialogue exchange was pure agony to listen to.

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And his spinning water trident trick was painfully obvious as a setup for the winning move at movie's end. This movie was a continuous chain of cliches and tropes.

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OMG the top secret water trident technique that he only used that one time.

You have Mera throwing around huge columns of liquid and all the other fantastical ways that Atlantians manipulate water (like turning it into a plasma beam) ... and Orm is completely mystified by Arthur twirling some water around next to the ocean.

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looks dreadful....but then again i had to quit watching marvel after the second avengers.....

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This film didn't waste Willem Dafoe. "The Great Wall" wasted Willem Dafoe.

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Go and watch crap mcu films you mcu fanboys

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Over 1000 posts of incoherent garbage.

Take your medication, dude.

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You must be so butt hurt that the two DCEU movies that are success are the ones Zack the Hack, your man-crush, had little or no involvement with.

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I'm 56 and I don't care which comic company makes these. I thought it was excellent. Why can't you people enjoy DC and Marvel?

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Because this was a bad film.

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It really wasn't.

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Sure it was. And I want to enjoy DC movies.
I liked WW and enjoyed all the action in MoS. For as bad as Justice League was, at least there were two or three scenes that were really good. Aquaman never got as idiotic as JL nor BvS but neither did it rise up to the level of the rare moments of quality in those train wrecks.
Aquaman was an amalgam of iconic scene ripoffs and big budget visuals all calculated to avoid being "bad" via technicality. The TKO of film making. It was bland plotting. They made Black Manta such a cheap, one dimensional character which was the biggest crime (not to mention the same treatment of virtually everyone else). Then Arthur suddenly transforms into nobility for no reason. The little stupid things are many even though mostly small stuff. Its real crime is mediocrity. The large budget tries to disguise this and it worked on the crowd that loves effects spectacle above all. That crowd is pretty big. I don't fault them for their taste and am glad they liked it. I only wish DC put out something genuinely good instead of sub-average.

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Well, either I like bad movies, you hate good movies or different people like different things. Regardless, I very much enjoyed it.

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You like bad movies.

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I can see enlightened discussion is beyond your capabilities so I'll stoop to your level and say you hate good movies. Fell better?

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From what I understand, I think I very well might hate good movies. So many people praise TDKR, BvS, and The Master as intellectual movies and I revile them. More evidence that I hate good movies is that I don't much care for the classics Casa Blanca nor Lawrence of Arabia. Hugely over rated IMO.

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I can see enlightened discussion is beyond your capabilities


I explained at length in my post why I disliked the film.

Your reply was “I’m 56”.

LOL

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Same reason people that like Neil Diamond cannot marry people that dislike Neil Diamond.

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YOU do better, or HUSH!

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My Man!!!

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