A review of the new super-hero movie “Aquaman”

After two brief previous appearances in earlier movies in the DC Extended Universe, Aquaman (aka Arthur Curry) – played by Hawaii-born Jason Momou who has real physical presence – now has his own feature film in the form of the traditional origin story for super-heroes.

The unusual environment of the undersea world of Atlanta provides some novel visuals with giant sea horses as marine cavalry and a drum-playing octopus (I kid you not). But I found the whole thing someewhat disappointing – a messy plot and action that is often just too fast and furious (director James Wan was responsible for “Fast And Furious 7”).

I’m afraid that all that hanging around in front of green screens was not fully rewarded, not least for an under-utilised Nicole Kidman as our eponympus hero’s mother Atlanta.


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