Reviews: Aquaman (2018)

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  • Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]
  • Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews
    • Excerpt: Aquaman is in many ways a ‘bad’ film; despite this, I enjoyed watching it and won’t apologize for my enjoyment.
  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: Aquaman is the increasingly rare superhero movie that’s also a star vehicle, as well as being one hell of a triumph for its director.
  • Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews
    • Excerpt: Through it all Momoa’s muscle ripple as the camera objectifies his beauty in a way that is usually restricted to women.  
  • Laura Clifford @ Reelilng Reviews
    • Excerpt: While Momoa is just fine as the titular “Aquaman,” David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Will Beall’s screenplay features far too little humor and far too much origin story – by the time Orm’s visiting those remaining undersea realms, they feel like jammed in afterthoughts.
  • David Crow @ Den of Geek
    • Excerpt: The result is a zippy little piece of popcorn that is full of empty calories and is certainly no peer to Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman from last year, but it is still a tightly wound toy that is leaps and bounds better than the rest of the DCEU.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: It’s relentlessness may tire some people out, but I found it absolutely enthralling and joyful. Aquaman swings harder than most blockbusters, and its willingness to wholeheartedly embrace camp and melodrama makes it an unforgettable experience.
  • Moises Duarte @ High-Def Digest.com
    • Excerpt: Like other entries in the DC Extended Universe, Aquaman lands ashore with its fair share of mild rubbish floating in the water, but thankfully, its recycled story of the King Arthur legend is set free from the net by spectacular action sequences, dazzlingly striking visuals and an awesome performance by Jason Momoa. In the hands of the capable James Wan, the action adventure tale is buckets of popcorn-munching fun and similar to Wonder Woman, course-corrects the series in the right direction.
  • Vadim Grigoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: The spectacle is the triumph of a creative spirit. Its essence is quite simply, pure fun.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: When it’s not tediously predictable in its clichés, its complete lack of narrative or thematic daring, and its colorless meathead hero, it’s a mess of incoherent action and noisy psychedelic chaos.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: James Wan acknowledges Aquaman is unlike his superhero peers, but he is in on the joke, and that gives him license to experiment and run wild with madcap ideas. Feel free to laugh at Aquaman; yell at the screen and treat it like the Rocky Aquatic Picture Show. – the director wants you to.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: “Aquaman” is ultimately not as fun as it should be and without much feeling to go with the fantastical eye candy.
  • Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
    • Excerpt: If there’s one descriptor that can be applied to the latest Warner Bros. DC Extended Universe (DCEU) film, it’s loud. “Aquaman” is a veritable smorgasbord of sound effects, musical queues, and deafening dialogue that often leaves the audience dizzy.
  • Joel Mayward @ Cinemayward
    • Excerpt: At times spectacularly stupid, at other times just plain spectacular….
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: A $200 million version of an LSD and cocaine-fueled slice of ’80s B-movie WTF mayhem.
  • Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film
  • Jared Mobarak @ BuffaloVibe
    • Excerpt: Aquaman dares to be its own beast. And with a charismatic hero at its center to bridge the divide, DC remembers playfulness can actually be a boon.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: With cinematic pleasures that include an octopus playing drums, I am happy to accept what the visually gonzo Aquaman movie delivered in the hands of director James Wan.
  • Eddie Pasa @ Gunaxin
  • [New] | Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: Ainda que o filme desiluda pela narrativa, são mais de duas horas de entretenimento e é suficientemente fiel às histórias para os fãs não se sentirem defraudados. O herói marinho ganhou certamente novos fãs entre quem não o conhecia e deixou as pistas certas para quem o conhece imaginar o que se segue.
  • Júlio Cézar Rodrigues @ Megalomania Cultural [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: Well-tempered and with visual effects better than the DC’s previous movies, Aquaman is funny – and a little forgettable.
  • Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]
  • Tusshar Sasi @ Filmy Sasi
    • Excerpt: Aquaman’ is not amongst the most refined superhero fantasies of our times but one can’t deny the entertainment quotient that it packs along.
  • Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson
    • Excerpt: Royalty alone has merely dignified status, but heroes are revered legends. Cue the “why not both” GIF and you’ve got Aquaman.
  • Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
    • Excerpt: Aquaman’ is goofy and over-stuffed with many half-cooked ideas but Jason Momoa’s swagger charisma as the ocean king turns the movie into unapologetically bold and badass superhero flick.