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I just came back home from watching Aquaman on the IMAX theater in Balexert in Geneva and thought that I should write something up while it’s still fresh in my mind. Something that happens all too rarely.
I have to say that, overall, I had quite a blast watching this movie. It is indeed a good superhero and special effects extravaganza. In addition it is quite beautiful. A lot of the underwater scenes are very pleasing on the eye indeed. I am quite happy that I managed to drag my ass over to a theater and watch it on a IMAX screen. Some of the hype around it is perhaps a bit too much though. It does not quite reach the masterpiece level after all.
Storywise, well it is a superhero movie after all so if you expect the story to be profound, logical and watertight you should lay off those mushrooms or whatever you are smoking. That said, the story was not too bad. Pretty straightforward and not too convoluted. A good, solid story suitable for a action/adventure movie.
I did quite like the main protagonists on the good side. Especially Jason Momoa as Aquaman. I mean his time-to-kick-some-ass-stare was just so…evil. The script writer had put some stupid shit in there where he had to play overly dumb at times but on the whole he was a good guy throughout the entire movie. Almost no whining, angst and anti-hero shit like what have totally ruined most of the Marvel TV-shows lately.
The bad guys were not too bad either. Orm was lacking a bit in the bad guy charisma department but Black Manta was oozing despicable bad bad bad asshole from the first scene to the last. I probably should not say this because his weird helmet is indeed true to the comics but, well, it’s weird and kind of looks better in a comics than on the big screen.
Special effects? Well, there is not that much to say really. They are pretty awesome throughout the movie and, as I wrote above, a lot of the time they are also beautiful. The various creatures, underwater vehicles and gadgets are really cool and well designed.
The one gripe I have about the movie is the totally unnecessary green preaching crap. Luckily it is confined to a couple of scenes but in those it is really slapped in the audience’s faces. A superhero movie should be entertaining, not preaching. If I want that shit I can turn on the news. It’s a star off from me just for that nonsense.
Good movie to watch.
Everything But The Kitchen Sink
Everything I saw, read and heard about ‘Aquaman’ before it came out had me convinced it wouldn’t be my cup of tea. My impression was that this would be yet another bloated studio tentpole with cheesy dialog, a generic story and artificial looking CGI. However, once it opened, a passionate film fan I respect a lot started spreading so much obviously genuine enthusiasm for the movie that I eventually got over myself and watched it.
I think it was the moment when Nicole Kidman swallowed a goldfish that I started to suspect I might actually enjoy this movie. That suspicion, however, turned out to be wrong, because I didn’t just enjoy it: I ended up ADORING it. The weirdest thing: the film DID contain all those elements I had feared – and yet none of that seemed to matter. It just works. It shouldn’t, but it somehow does, which is why I’ve since come to the conclusion that director James Wan is some sort of genius wizard filmmaker. Don’t let the generic superhero tropes and cheesy dialog fool you into thinking this was a typical mainstream movie (though I DO suspect those things managed to fool the studio executives into thinking exactly that: which is probably how James Wan got away with it), because in truth, this is the least generic, most bonkers big budget studio flick I’ve seen in ages. It’s the film ‘Valerian’ wants to be. It’s crazy; it’s over-the-top; it’s beautifully designed with incredible attention to every little detail in every frame; it doesn’t take itself seriously for a second, and yet it fully commits to – and loves – its characters and the world they inhabit.
I was awed, literally awed by the design of the Atlantian society and technology; the worldbuilding and visuals are so distinct and original – which caught me completely off guard, because I didn’t expect that in a 200 million studio picture for the masses. When the music score went into full synthesizer mode as “Aquabro” and Mera arrive on the collapsed bridge leading to the underwater city, and the screen virtually explodes with the most colorful creatures and underwater vehicles imaginable, I had a stupid grin on my face out of pure joy and adoration for this stunning display of artistic vision (the stupid grin stayed on my face for the remainder of the movie). And the film didn’t let up. ‘Aquaman’ never loses steam; there’s no weak third act (at least in my opinion); the wondrous discoveries and beautiful, unexpected designs and creatures keep coming until the very end. Although it has a very different tone, I was actually reminded of watching ‘LOTR: The Return of the King’ for the first time.
It’s true, ‘Aquaman’ delivers the typical, clichéd, cheesy superhero tropes in spades, but those generic story beats – some of which were probably demanded by the studio – seem to be all surface; they’re not what James Wan (or his characters) are really interested in. It almost seems to me that the director only used those tropes as camouflage to sneak in nods to every film of every genre he ever loved and get really creative with the worldbuilding. His biggest accomplishment, however – the film’s greatest strength – is something that only few blockbusters ever achieve: he successfully combines a genuine sense of wonder and awe with complete, unabashed fun.
So, to sum up this review: against my expectations, the superhero film I least expected to like managed to do what not a single superhero movie so far had done for me; it filled me with an urge to immediately see it again, because I was so in love with its bonkers, “everything-but-the-kitchen-sink” approach to filmmaking. Naturally, I now hope James Wan will also direct ‘Aquaman 2’, as I’m sure if given the chance, next time not even the kitchen sink will be safe.
P.S. (for new IMDb users): In case you don’t know whether to trust this review or not, because you have no idea what my tastes in film are, just click on my username – gogoschka-1 – and you’ll see what my favorite movies are.
A confused mess
What a strange film. I didn’t really know what to expect as I wasn’t familiar with aquaman at all. But I just found the film an odd and confused mess that didn’t make any logical sense on any level and the CGI is overblown and distracting. Two hours of my life wasted.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 23 min (143 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Director James Wan
Writer David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (screenplay by), Will Beall (screenplay by), Geoff Johns (story by), James Wan (story by), Will Beall (story by), Paul Norris (Aquaman created by), Mort Weisinger (Aquaman created by)
Actors Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson
Country USA, Australia
Awards 2 wins & 39 nominations.
Production Company Peter Safran
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS (DTS: X), Auro 11.1, Dolby Surround 7.1, 12-Track Digital Sound, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1 (IMAX Blu-Ray & DVD version: most scenes), 1.90 : 1 (IMAX version: most scenes), 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Mini, Panavision Primo and Primo 70 Lenses, Arri Alexa SXT, Panavision Primo and Primo 70 Lenses, Red Epic Dragon, Panavision Primo 70 Lenses (some scenes)
Laboratory FotoKem Creative Services, Burbank (CA), USA (digital intermediate), FotoKem nextLAB (digital dailies)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex, Redcode RAW (6K)
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (3.4K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Dolby Vision, Redcode RAW (6K) (source format) (some scenes)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema (also 3-D version)