“Aquaman” sinks below surface
January 4, 2019
In a continued effort to match Marvel’s outstanding level of movie production, DC’s latest attempt with Aquaman has yet again proven they are second best.
It’s hard enough to create a decent movie centered around a fish, aside from Academy Award winner for Best Picture The Shape of Water, so the odds were not in DC’s favor from the beginning.
The film details the life of a half-human, half-Atlantean, also known as a half fish-man, as he attempts to save the fate of the human world as well as the fictional city of Atlantis.
DC fails in its effort to make the movie sensibly dramatic and comical. Scenes of action have outstanding graphics, considering nearly the entire movie has the effect of being underwater. However, slight moments of humor are dry, and appear at the most random times. Overall, the movie is overdramatized and lacks an original plot.
The only “kudo” that can be given to DC for Aquaman is its environmental awareness in keeping the oceans clean. With so much pollution filling the oceans, it is no wonder scientists would not be able to find any remains of an underwater city, such as Atlantis, even if it did exist.
Surprisingly, Aquaman is expected to hold the number one spot in box office sales for its third straight weekend, but Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is definitely a better use of viewers’ money.