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Aquaman (spoilers)
« on: December 19, 2018, 08:06:59 PM »
Just going to make this simple.  This is the best DCEU film so far.  It's a very fun action adventure with strong world building, action and characters.  The scope is huge and the visuals are the most impressive of any film this year.

A big win for WB/DC.

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Re: Aquaman (spoilers)
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2018, 08:24:02 PM »
Can’t get over Mamoas broy idiot Aquaman

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Re: Aquaman (spoilers)
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2018, 08:26:22 PM »
He is very likable in this film that grows and admits mistakes.

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Re: Aquaman (spoilers)
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2018, 09:13:39 PM »
It looks gorgeous.  I’m gonna see it this weekend.

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Re: Aquaman (spoilers)
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2018, 09:19:37 PM »
It really is.

Atlantis>>>>Wakanda

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Re: Aquaman (spoilers)
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2018, 09:35:04 PM »
^Shots fired!

So glad to hear this turned out to be good. Was hopin it'd be the Thor Ragnarok of the Sea.

Also... ICT stuff? Spill the beans.

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Re: Aquaman (spoilers)
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2018, 11:14:34 PM »
Arthur: -Lifts a Russian submarine to the surface of the ocean.
           -Hits above submarine hard enough to shake the whole thing.
           -Human blades don't penetrate his skin while Atlantean steel does as Atlantean Steel is far stronger.
           -Tanks a 40mm grenade launcher that blackens his skin. Arthur says "OW"
           -Drags 5 Atlantis soldiers while he's in chains.  Atlanteans are all far stronger than humans.
           -Is not bulletproof and uses a hatch Cap style to withstand bullets
           -Tanks Black Manta's eye beams.  The eye beams are powerful enough wreck a large building.
           -Creates shock waves in his battle with Orm in the arena. Tanks crashing through several pillars in the same battle.
           -Super sonic swimming speed and reflexes in water.
           -Tanks hits and getting smashed through pillars by a giant sea monster.
           -High level combat skills
           -Can create water barriers with his trident.
           -Can talk to sea lift and command all the seas with the King's trident.
           -Jumps out of a plane and lands without any injury.
           
         
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Re: Aquaman (spoilers)
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2018, 11:19:25 PM »
Orm: -Lifts a huge pillar off Nereus
        -Cuts into the entire length of a submarine with his trident and destroys the propeller with one hit
        -Tanks a torpedo exploding in his face
        -Easily as strong as Aquaman while being faster and a better fighter
        -Kills the Fisherman King with ease
        -Curbs the Brine King in one on one combat
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Re: Aquaman (spoilers)
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2018, 04:13:28 AM »
You needed this to be good!lol DCEU fans unite!

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Re: Aquaman (spoilers)
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2018, 04:48:56 AM »
About damned time that DC got its shit together.

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Re: Aquaman (spoilers)
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2018, 08:49:59 AM »
Hahaha this movie was fucking trash. Who thinks this was good? It’s awful.

Heard and Mamoa  have zero chemistry together. And Mamoa is little more than the nickel version of The Rock.

The plot is needlessly padded with useless crap about all the other Atlantis kingdoms coming together under Orm.

Black Manta was boring and useless

Mera is so ridiculously OP that she should have been able to solve every problem on her own. There was no reason given for why Aquaman was even needed.

The score was ludicrous. Just the silly ass music that plays in the background of some scenes is so distractingly bad. There is a rooftop fight scene in Italy that has this weirdass eight-bit video game music.

The directing is amateurish and has all these weird zooms and cuts.

The CGI was often extremely bad (though the hair-under-water effects were pretty rad).

Like... it’s a lot better than MoS or BvS, but it’s still nowhere near competently made.

It’s like the ONLY complaints Dc heard from their other shitshows was about how colorless they were, so they threw every color in the universe on here. But the writing and directing are still laughably bad. The story is just a mess, jumping all over the place and leaving no emotional weight at all.

It’s comparable to Justice League, if a little bit worse because so many of the film’s choices are bewilderingly silly.
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Re: Aquaman (spoilers)
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2018, 09:00:05 AM »
It’s Venom, minus the charm that made Venom fun.
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Re: Aquaman (spoilers)
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2018, 10:29:13 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC96GRcmbZI

Well damn. I'd heard good things and had real hope for a while there that Aquaman would be good.

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Re: Aquaman (spoilers)
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2018, 11:20:12 PM »
I just got back from it.  It's one of the best DCEU movies, which isn't saying much.

THE GOOD:

Great visuals.  The movie looks gorgeous.  And not just the underwater kingdoms, either.  Sicily and the Sahara looked good as well.

It's got a 80's adventure movie feel and that's not a bad thing.  I saw elements of Indiana Jones, Romancing the Stone, etc.

The fight scenes are all pretty good.  James Wan likes the long takes during fight scenes.  The fight in Sicily was pretty damn good.  I liked watching Black Manta flying around, blasting Arthur.

Aquaman is a lot more likable here than Justice League.

THE BAD:

Lots of exposition.  For the first half of the movie, they seem to be explaining some aspect of Atlantis in every other sentence.

Ocean Master was your typical royal evil guy with parental issues who is supposed to have a good side, but the movie never quite explores that aspect of his character.  What's frustrating is that had the opportunity to do so.  There's a scene in which he shatters his mother's trident.  They could have had a close up of him looking remorseful after that and it would have worked but they gave him nothing.  He ends up looking one dimensional.

The New Zealand actor who plays Aquaman's dad is normally a great actor but he has no idea how to do an American accent.  Thankfully he's only in the movie at the beginning with a brief appearance at the end.

All in all, it was decent.  Nothing great but I was entertained.

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Re: Aquaman (spoilers)
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2018, 10:47:05 AM »
This movie is SOLIDLY good, The third act is excellent. the first act was sluggish though.