I watched Aquaman last night. I’ve got to say, I haven’t been this hyped up about a DC movie in… well, ever. Which is pretty amusing considering Aquaman has been sort of a joke for a long, long time.
The movie manages to live up to that hype. It’s fun, it’s got good action, an understandable plot, and motivations for the characters that actually make sense. They do a great job showing Aquaman’s character, in little things he does, not just the big dumb hero stuff of saving the world. Some of it is sort of check the box, (save the nuns, check, save the trapped guy, check), but a lot of that stuff is cliche for a reason: it shows that he actually cares enough about people to risk himself to save people caught in the middle of his battles.
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