Rent Aquaman (2018)

3.0 of 5 from 799 ratings
2h 18min
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Synopsis:
Aquaman reveals the origin story of half-human half-Atlantean Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) and takes him on the journey of his lifetime - to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be...a king.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Rob Cowan, Peter Safran
Writers:
David Johnson, Will Beall
Aka:
Ahab
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Top 100 Films, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
BBFC:
Release Date:
08/04/2019
Run Time:
138 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • James Wan: World Builder - James Wan has created one of DC's most ambitious films. With his help, we'll take a deeper look at the inherent challenges James faced in both performances and visual effects in order to bring a new world to life
BBFC:
Release Date:
08/04/2019
Run Time:
143 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Dive Into More Than 60 Minutes Of Behind-the-Scenes Action with The King of the Seven Seas (In 2D)!
  • Exclusive Sneak Peek Of 'Shazam!'
  • Going Deep Into the World of Aquaman: Explore the Making of the Movie
  • Becoming Aquaman: Enter the World of Jason Momoa
  • Dark Depths of Black Manta: Discover the History of Aquaman's Deadliest-Foe
  • And More!
BBFC:
Release Date:
08/04/2019
Run Time:
143 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Dive Into More Than 60 Minutes Of Behind-the-Scenes Action with The King of the Seven Seas (In 2d)!
  • Exclusive Sneak Peek Of 'Shazam!'
  • Going Deep Into the World of Aquaman: Explore the Making of the Movie
  • Becoming Aquaman: Enter the World of Jason Momoa
  • Dark Depths of Black Manta: Discover the History of Aquaman's Deadliest-Foe
  • And More!
BBFC:
Release Date:
08/04/2019
Run Time:
143 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (15) of Aquaman

Absolutely awful wish mash, all over the place! - Aquaman review by CS

Spoiler Alert
17/04/2019

Right from the start, this film is a mish mash of concepts and ideas. It tries to be very clever, deep and meaningfull, yet simply doesn't have the depth of script or storyline to carry it off! The story is really basic and has been done so many times before, in fact it really is just another marvel movie, only this time set underwater. The script is dire, whilst the Atlanteans try to come off as very intelligent by using posh voices and words, Aquaman just comes across as a common thing with very limited vocabulary and typical hard man one off lines. The direction is sloppy and the editing, filmography and scenes are all over the place. The CGI on the underwater scenes is really messy and very poorly done, what should be beautifully haunting underwater seascapes, because cheap cut n paste blobs of cpoulour as the movement is so fast paced that you never actually get to see anything. Overtime they went underwater I was constantly reminded of Star Wars and Valerian, most of the costumes and machines looked like they had been pinched from Star wars and given a fish overhaul whilst the lavish scenery has been done so much better in other sic-fantasy films such as Valerian or even John Carter! At over two hours long, the film really started to drag as well, because it simply does not have the quality of script or action or drama to draw you in. Highly predictable, badly made and totally unoriginal, I found this quite a boring film to watch. And why Aquaman kept speaking Maori is beyond comprehension!

5 out of 7 members found this review helpful.

Might as well watch the dozen better films this is copied from - Aquaman review by EM

Spoiler Alert
30/04/2019

Trite and confused plot, paper thin characters, haphazard direction, cliched writing. If you are able to quote the characters while they are speaking, it's lazy writing.

Almost every single scene was a call back to a previous, better film. I spent the whole time spotting the better scenes, wishing to watch those instead.

This film tried to do too much with too little, resulting in an unremarkable mess. I walked out of the theatre.

3 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

Amazing Film. - Aquaman review by CT

Spoiler Alert
01/05/2019

I enjoyed this all the way through. Amazing colours and special effects. The stories were interesting. I was going to give it a miss due to bad reviews, but I decided to rent it and I am so pleased I did. Give it a go, you just might love it.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Critic review

Aquaman (aka Ahab) review by Mark McPherson - Cinema Paradiso

There’s a brilliant moment in Geoff Johns’ New 52 run on Aquaman where the hero walks into a seafood restaurant. The human customers are shocked, with one asking why Aquaman would eat fish considering they’re his friends. A misconception, he explains. He talks to fish but fish are just too stupid to have meaningful conversations, a great point made by Dave Chappelle’s stand-up. Thankfully, James Wan’s Aquaman doesn’t go for these obvious jokes and answers to nobody for its earnest attempt to weave a hero fantasy of undersea kingdoms and ridiculous outfits.

Jason Mamoa returns to the role of Arthur Curry with the same charisma and muscles he boasted in last year’s Justice League. Don’t worry; you don’t need to catch up on that lukewarm superhero flick to be brought up to speed. The film maintains its central focus squarely on Arthur, from his half-human birth with his mother (Nicole Kidman) being an Atlantian princess. Angered by the departure of his mother and her mysterious disappearance in Atlantis, Arthur isn’t particularly keen to go back home, despite the pleas of the water-manipulating warrior Mera (Amber Heard). But when he realizes war is coming to the surface world, he’s gotta put a raincheck on the bar brawls and tangles with submarine pirates to sort the underwater kingdoms.

It helps that there’s an easier route to finally rule over the oceans. King Orm (Patrick Wilson) is Arthur’s Atlantian pure-blood brother and has chosen the political route. If he can convince the other kingdoms to put aside their differences and join him for an alliance on an attack against the humans, he can become the Ocean Master and rule with a silly piece of battle armor. Arthur can skip all this, however, by going treasure hunting. Sounds more fun for the bearded and buff warrior who would rather hash out differences in an arena of lava or tangle with frightening sea creatures.

The best and worst that can be said is that Wan wants to do so much and never fully settles on one tone. The underwater kingdom of Atlantis is a neon metropolis with a kaleidoscopic 1980s edge, complete with a synth soundtrack. That soundtrack shifts to a bouncy orchestra, however, when Arthur and Mera find themselves treasure hunting. Then manly rock when Arthur takes on a submarine of pirates. Then an epic score for a Lord of the Rings battle under the sea. Then horror for the attack of the piranha people. Oh, and you’ve gotta hit the somber notes for Arthur’s pathos, as well as the pathos of his secondary nemesis of Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II).

Though it’s very much all over the place in tone, I must admit the various flavors were all appetizing. I dug the Atlantian politics, especially when they involve Willem Dafoe as a conflicted counselor and Dolph Lundgren as a general, riding into battle on giant seahorses. Nicole Kidman gets in one of the scenes most fantastic one-take action sequences and Amber Heard makes great use of her abilities that allow water to be sucked out bodies. I hoped that the film would remember this ability from the comics and James Wan puts it to great use.

Wan does right by Aquaman, treating the character with dignity and keeping that silly tongue firmly in cheek. That commitment to the fantasy makes it all the more pleasing to be engaged with underwater politics, horrific fights with sea monsters, big action of underwater craft, etc. This desire to make a firmly adventurous picture props up the hero to such a degree I doubt anyone would speak lowly of the classic orange and green. You could call him goofy but I definitely wouldn’t mess with Jason Mamoa. And when it comes to a film that all leads up to a war of Atlantians versus crab people, you’ve gotta shoot forth boldly. Wan does so with gusto, making the unfamiliar finally admit that Aquaman is cool.

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