Aquaman Reviews

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December 19, 2018
The saving grace of director James Wan's great-looking and reasonably entertaining but also meandering and sometimes truly ridiculous Aquaman is that everyone from screenwriters through the talented cast seems to get the sheer, waterlogged lunacy...
December 19, 2018
It's just two and a half years of - sorry, two and a half hours - of oceanic screen savers and hair that won't stop undulating so we know when we're underwater.
December 19, 2018
It seems director James Wan had one overarching goal in making "Aquaman." His prime directive? Crush the audience into submission.
December 18, 2018
Another disappointing entry in the DC Comics cinematic universe.
December 18, 2018
There is the occasional cool visual and clever world-building detail, like jellyfish couture and eye-popping underwater physics, but "Aquaman" never fully commits to its lunacy.
December 17, 2018
A spirited pulp-adventure that should make doubters take this fishy hero seriously.
December 17, 2018
"Aquaman" is pure camp, wildly entertaining and an eye-popping spectacle. You have to admire the effort, scope and sheer audacity of everyone involved.
December 13, 2018
Like the story, the lines, the performances and the design, Aquaman is part camp, part kitsch, but all crap.
December 12, 2018
Aquaman is a step toward restoring equilibrium, creating a sprawling undersea world that most closely resembles the Thor franchise in terms of scope, majesty and happily, humor.
December 11, 2018
Jason Momoa's surf-bro superhero is a welcome addition to a ponderous genre, but his movie as a whole is waterlogged.
December 11, 2018
Take away Momoa's steady presence, and you're looking at an overstuffed mess that provides entertainment purely in an OMG-this-is-a-disaster kind of way.
December 11, 2018
This is a let-down: a laborious, slow-moving and dripping wet film, barnacle-encrusted with solemnity and with a ripply-underwater production design that looks like a giant version of the kitschy items that you put in fish-tanks.
December 11, 2018
Notwithstanding the inevitable formulaic dialogue and a superabundance of boilerplate superhero action sequences, "Aquaman" turns out to be, almost despite itself, an engaging undersea extravaganza.
December 11, 2018
Aquaman needs its smirking, beer-loving, roadie-looking, Chippendale-chested hero -- not to save the day, but to remind us that this is stuff is about as goofy as it gets.
December 11, 2018
Aquaman's as formulaic, excessively thrashy, and mommy-obsessed as any other entry in the DCEU, but its visual imagination is genuinely exciting and transportive, and dare I say, fun.
December 11, 2018
It's just H2-OK.
December 11, 2018
Watching this movie is like spending two hours and 27 minutes staring at a gigantic aquarium full of digital sea creatures and actors on wires, pretending to swim.
December 11, 2018
[James Wan's] conjured an intriguing world, but populated that world with dramatic cotton candy and silly characters, including a hero who's unsure if he wants to make us laugh or feel - and winds up doing neither.
December 11, 2018
In a better world, "Aquaman" would excel at delivering an ecological message to the masses. But all the fish in the sea can't salvage a movie that refuses to go more than surface deep.
December 11, 2018
The majority of the time the action set pieces seem quite arbitrary... This saddles the overlong film with a ponderous, grinding feel, one driven by a sense of obligation more than the glee of inspiration.
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