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Aquaman (2018)

Aquaman (2018)

Where I'm from, the sea carries our tears away...

It's a love story as well as a superhero story, and one DC really did right this time.

It starts great. I love when they do creative things with the logos. The earliest good example I can think of is the one Banlieue 13, and before this it was Alita. Maybe it's becoming a trend again. It's a great way to immerse the viewer, when even credits and intro are somehow within the movie world.

And from start to finish you stay immersed. It's a beautiful aquatic world, with a foray of inspiring performers (with such contrasts as Willem Dafoe and Dolph Lundgren), an impeccable main character duo with Jason Momoa and Amber Heard, as well as as a both tragic and beautiful backstory, an epic war a brewing, and Nicole Kidman, and the great pirate, and then some. They work better than I expected together. The chemistry's there. Or maybe, considering the characters are pretty much all at war: it's not there. That works too.

The story is that of Aquaman, who meets a beautiful aquatic princess with red hair and goes on a treasure hunt to get the great trident that'll let him inherit the throne of Atlantis. Of course he's a bit hesitant at first, but soon they're going full steam ahead, partaking in a both magical, and romantic, and awesome conquest.

The Transformer sounds are really becoming a grievance, but other than that I have little to complain about here. The special effects work well, considering their whole world is pretty much built upon them, and the harness-method of motion to emulate an underwater world worked surprisingly well too. Wouldn't have thought they actually filmed all of this on land.

As far as I'm concerned this is the first DC superhero movie I see that I really liked, flashy or no, fake or no, it's just an amazing adventure from start to finish, and I like the characters as much as I like the sceneries they traverse on route towards that one epic finale. I love water. Maybe that has something to do with it. Great watch.

 rated 4.5/5: almost awesome

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