Aquaman Review

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Aquaman Review

Rachel Broumas (12) and Ella McCall (12) heard all the rage about the new Aquaman movie and decided to watch the trailer after school.

Rachel Broumas (12) and Ella McCall (12) heard all the rage about the new Aquaman movie and decided to watch the trailer after school.

Keigan Tucker

Rachel Broumas (12) and Ella McCall (12) heard all the rage about the new Aquaman movie and decided to watch the trailer after school.

Keigan Tucker

Keigan Tucker

Rachel Broumas (12) and Ella McCall (12) heard all the rage about the new Aquaman movie and decided to watch the trailer after school.

Keigan Tucker, Staff Reporter

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Recent DC Comics movies have been a bit of a disappointment (remember Justice League?), so when the Aquaman trailer hit the internet, people were excited but did not get their hopes up. The movie came to theaters on December 21, and everyone was shocked by the quality. Some went as far as to say it was Marvel quality. Aquaman got a rating of 65% on Rotten Tomatoes and it has already brought in $748.7 million.

Caution, spoilers ahead. The movie started out following the background of the main character Arthur (Jason Momoa). Arthur’s father was human but his mother was the queen of Atlantis. It is worth mentioning that humans were not supposed to have any interactions with the citizens of Atlanta, so Arthur should not even exist. His mother was taken back to Atlantis and killed for her actions. Arthur grew up with his father, knowing about his other life but choosing to ignore it. He is the rightful king of Atlantis, but they will not accept him because he is half human. His younger and fully Atlantean half-brother, Orm, has taken the role of King and has no plans to give it up. The movie picks up when someone from Atlantis requests Arthur to come and take his place as king because Orm wants to use his role as Ocean Master to bring a war to the surface. The underwater scenes–  made fully through CGI– are extremely realistic, which is one of the reasons why the reviews of the movie are so good. Another reason why the movie did so well is that some say they picked the perfect actor to play Aquaman.

Arthur ends up using the all-powerful trident of Poseidon, which can only be used by the rightful king, to defeat Orm and be Ocean Master. When he is on his way to find the trident, he finds his mother, who he thought was executed when he was a baby. This movie is full of excitement that pulls the audience through a variety of emotions. Though the majority of the opinions for the movie were good there were still some who did not like it. Senior Tori Chappell said, “It seems like they are getting lazier with superhero plotlines.” In the end, this movie deserves a rating of six out of ten. DC Comics should be very proud because the movie they produced is very good, but there is always something they can do to make it better.