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I'm late to the party, and skipped Justice League, except for bits here and there when I was shopping for a bigger TV around Black Friday. I caught the preview of Aquaman when it came out and forgot about it because I've been busy.  Then saw it again.  It actually looks pretty good.   

 

Appears to me this could one of the best treatments balancing keeping the classic elements along with updating a superhero who's been around forever, in the same way Batman 1989 (I know Batman Begins/Dark Knight are popular, but not a reinvention to the degree Batman 1989 was for Batman 1966), Captain America, and Wonder Woman have been. 



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I feel like the fact there is an Aquaman movie at all is further proof that this is a whack timeline.

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If Aquaman is a success, and Shazam is a success, I get the Green Lantern I've always wanted. Probably going to see it tonight.

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I feel like the fact there is an Aquaman movie at all is further proof that this is a whack timeline.


And it looks better than the recent Superman and Batman.
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I feel like the fact there is an Aquaman movie at all is further proof that this is a whack timeline.

 

The fact that Jason Momoa is playing Aquaman within a year of The Shape of Water winning the Best Picture Oscar and The Pisces being the most buzzed-about book of the summer, this is just a really great timeline for fish ****ing.

 

You'd think Kanye would be having a better year.

 

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I feel like the fact there is an Aquaman movie at all is further proof that this is a whack timeline.


And it looks better than the recent Superman and Batman.

 

It very much is.  It's basically Fast and the Furious Goes to Sea World, which actually turns out a super fun approach to a comic-book movie. There's nothing cerebral about it, just well-choreographed melee, underwater spaceship wars, creepy monsters, tracking shots, Super-Friends homages, and beefcake.  It's not the best super-hero movie of the year, but it's among DC's better efforts from the last ten years (still edged out a hair by Wonder Woman).

 

With the MCU turning increasingly toward Super Serious Super-Heroics, serving up Aquaman as big dumb fun was a bold counterprogramming move.



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Finally saw it last night. The ending might be a little anticlimactic, but man it was fun. Of course it's the freshest in my mind, but you can say the the hero was taylored around the actor.

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Translation:

"We need a water-Thor!" --some WB exec.
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They didn't tailor Thor to fit Chris Hemsworth. Hell Thor today is vastly different from the original Thor movie. There is a lot of Jason Mamoa in Aquaman. I'm watching and thinking yep that Navarro from "Johnson Family Vacation".

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No, I mean they looked at Jason Mamoa and Thor and applied it to the Aquaman concept.

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You mean current Thor's sense of humor?

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I mean an over the top superpowered bro that lives in a futuristic but arachiac world, is royalty, and punches

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Paraphrased:

Embrace all aspects of Aquaman, the edgy to the ridiculous. He is a Thor, a Klingon, a Big Fish Storyteller... Ash from Evil Dead.


Now DC needs to make an Ambush Bug film to answer Marvels Deadpool.

Its unfortunate that I was never Barbra Streisands hairdresser, I could be rich and entrenched.



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