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  • Direction
    3.0
  • Acting 3.0
  • Dialogue 3.0
  • Screen Play 3.0
  • Visuals 4.0

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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

PG - Action,Adventure | December 22, 2023 Storyline:

Two years after the events of the first film, Arthur Curry must deal with the threat of the vengeful Black Manta once and for all. This time around, his adversary has a dark trident that imbues him with more power.

Arthur enlists the help of his imprisoned half-brother Orm and forming an unlikely alliance, they fight to save the underwater kingdom of Atlantis and the world.

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AllNews Review
Reviewed by Sydney Elike - December 24, 2023

A lot of fans and critics have rushed online to bash this film and I honestly don't get the reason for the hate. James Wan bids the DCEU a fitting farewell in a sequel that is entertaining and visually striking.

First off, the first film is better in every way and that is something I kind of expected. Here, Wan leans more into the humour and sometimes, it comes across as forced, with Jason Momoa overdoing it a bit from time to time.

There is further exploration of Atlantis and we get to see the sibling dynamic between Aquaman and Orm (Patrick Wilson). The pairing works wonders; Wilson easily steals his scenes with Momoa as almost every quip from him is worth rewatching.

The story is pretty much what I expected, with no major twists involved. I'm glad to say that a horrific death rumoured to be in it is entirely false.

We can't review a superhero movie without talking about the visuals, vis a vis, the action, cinematography, and special effects. The action is cool (Wan is good at it) but not as good as the first film, the cinematography is what you expect, and the special effects are awesome.

Momoa doesn't bring anything new to his portrayal of the titular superhero besides the many jokes, yelling and fighting. His onscreen brother Orm, however, is the one to watch here. His character arc is well-written and by the end of the film, he leaves you satisfied.

The antagonist loses some of the appeal that made him a bit scary the first time as I waited for him to strike a major blow on the hero that never quite came.

Credit must also go to Amber Heard, who saves Aquaman on more than one occasion. I only wish she had more screen time.

There isn't much left to say as DC fans know that this marks the end of the extended universe. For me, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom checks the major boxes required for a blockbuster and I will definitely see it again.

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