Aquaman

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  1. Brian in Mesa

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    Aquaman

    Release date: December 21, 2018
    Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
    Director: James Wan
    MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language)
    Screenwriter: Will Beall
    Genre: Action, Adventure
    Website: Aquamanmovie.com

    Starring: Jason Momoa, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Ludi Lin, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Randall Park

    Plot Summary: An icon for over 70 years, Aquaman is the King of the Seven Seas. This reluctant ruler of Atlantis, caught between a surface world constantly ravaging the sea and Atlanteans looking to lash out in revolt, is committed to protecting the entire globe.



     
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    Covert Rain Father smelt of elderberries!

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    Fun movie. It didn't take itself to seriously and it was a massive departure from DC so far that has been really dark. It's not Wonder Woman good but at the same time probably had no business being as good as it was. Not Marvel great or Wonder Woman great but a really fun movie.

    The tone was a nice change.
     
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    Stout I gave my cards a victory...

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    I'll give it credit there; like you said, CR, the tone was much different. Except when it was doing the overly serious "I WILL GIVE YOU BORING IRRELEVANT INFO-DUMP IN A PAINFULLY BAD 'AS YOU KNOW, BOB' MANNER!"
     
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    Chaplin Better off silent

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    Welp.

    Good special effects. Good role for Jason Momoa. Aaaaaand... that's it. The rest of this mess was abysmal. I'm not sure if they were trying to be corny or not. Either way, virtually the entire script other than Momoa's one-liners were throwaways. And to make matters worse, the delivery of these lines was terrible by virtually everyone. What a terrible choice for a villain as well--not the villain, but the actor playing him. What a bore.

    Willem Dafoe--Waste. Nicole Kidman---Waste. Amber Heard--Waste.

    That said, still not as bad as BvS and not as good as Wonder Woman. But I would equate this with the worst of the Marvel movies--except in Thor: The Dark World, at least some of the performances were halfway decent.
     
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    so yer sayin DC scored a win?
     
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    Depends on the box office.
     
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    72million opening weekend aint too bad for this time of year
     
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    Chaplin Better off silent

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    I didn’t check the numbers but if that’s accurate then they definitely have a success on their hands. A big Transformers successs!
     
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    they were going up against spidey and mary poppins,lol.... mary poppins took second with 22 mil
     
  10. Stout

    Stout I gave my cards a victory...

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    Jesus, is that how low the bar is with DC any more, that you read his message and it's a win?
     
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    If any DC is even with any Marvel it seems like a win
     
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    Saw it yesterday at Studio Movie Grill. Movie was good.
     
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    I thought it was a solid C+, until the end when it ripped the roof off for a visual feast with a 3rd act of action and images that were really incredible on IMAX.

    And I liked Aquaman... but thought they needed to lean a little more into his... I can't believe I'm saying this... dude-ness. I was totally in on the character with the roll of selfies in the beginning and if they kept squeezing juice out of that character, the movie would have been a ton more fun. But script really felt like a first or second draft that really needed a character pass.
     
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    This movie was better than any Bay film.
     
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    Absolutely NOT true. There are 2 that are definitely better—Bad Boys and The Island.
     

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