Aquaman Review: Jason Momoa leaves a long-lasting impact as ‘Khal of Atlantis’

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Director:  James Wan

Starring: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Nicole Kidman, Patrick Wilson

Genre:   Fictional- Superhero



After the appearance of Aquaman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, DC Films revived the much-appreciated character of Aquaman, played by Jason Momoa. The film briefly shows the journey of Arthur Curry aka Aquaman.


Aquaman’s plot revolves around a fictional underwater Empire ‘Atlantis’ a powerful kingdom of its own era and now struggles for existence due to a humanitarian activity of pollution in the water bodies. The Kingdom acquired supernatural powers backed up by technological advancement. The 7 Underwater Kingdoms and their people want to rule the waters and destroy humans who are harming their habitat.


In such hate scenario, Queen of Atlantis is saved by a common lighthouse caretaker, Tom Curry. In spite of belonging to different worlds, they fall in love and the Queen of Atlantis gives birth to a special child, Arthur Curry. Years later, an attack by a group of Atlantis intruders makes Atlanta worry about Tom and Arthur’s future and she leaves to Atlanta with a promise to come back.


While Arthur, a half-Atlantean/half-human, gets introduced to his inborn powers of breathing underwater, swim at supersonic speed and he also learns tricks and tactics from Nuidis Vulko (Willem Dafoe), a trustworthy counsellor of Atlantis Kingdom. The journey of Arthur as Aquaman starts here!


Jason Momoa enters in style, lifting a submarine of sea pirates effortlessly. Director James Wan’s vision of showing Aquaman as a powerful, gigantic superhero of waters gears up with an action-packed fighting sequence with pirate leader.


Well, Aquaman leaves us jaw dropped!


The plot is not something very new in the superhero movie category. The same fight for the throne and powers to save and rule the world with peace and harmony. The circumstance serves as a driving force for Aquaman to fight his evil-minded half-brother and future Ocean Master – Orm. As a result, the war for powerful, but lost ‘Trident of King Arthur’ begins. Most noteworthy, women of Aquaman are seen in significant roles. Amber Heard as Mera is a treat to watch as matches up to super energetic action scenes with Jason Momoa. Her character connects string to the powerful golden Trident


Underwater imagination and VFX adds up a definite X factor!


James Wan’s Aquaman stands out at some places with a strong scenic appeal. One such is when Arthur as a Kid visits an aquarium and he manages to calm down a fury shark. The scene indicates his ability to talk to aquatic life with supernatural telepathic powers and also gives the first glimpse of future Aquaman.



The creative effects in the film by famous Charles Gibson and Kelvin McIlwain live up to expectation or even more.  The VFX team brilliantly designed the Kingdom of Atlantis, intruders and also the underwater world.


Finally, Jason Momoa with the hulky body, blaze green eyes, long hairs won our heart again as Aquaman. Above all, with powerful, action scenes where weird-looking aquatic species turn into monstrous attackers, special effects, smart placement of humor and also the engaging plot that completely glues the audience to the screen, Aquaman marks a comeback of DC’s solo superhero film.


Book your tickets for Aquaman. ASAP!


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