Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) ever since he was a child he knew he was different. Maybe it was the aquarium. That day he had taken a trip with his fellow classmates and just when he thought he was normal. The fish within the water, beyond the glass, spoke to him.
Ever since he was a little boy he knew that he is not just human, but Atlantean. His father Tom Curry (Temuera Morrison) a Lighthouse Keeper found a woman in the water by the Lighthouse. She was unconscious, but later awoke and as she introduced herself as Atlanna (Nicole Kidman); His father the Lighthouse Keeper fell for her, and so their story became legend.
The film without going into spoilers, but I will warn you this review will have spoilers. It will happen unless you want a short and snappy review with absolutely zero spoilers.
Anyway, the story of Curry's parents is pretty good storytelling all around. It didn't drag some hero films do. It develops supporting characters nicely. Something that is missing in some not all Hollywood blockbusters. I say that lightly because I could make a comparison to the Marvel film Black Panther. Both had a beautiful new environment; One was called Wakanda while the other was Atlantis. Both are very good films, I'm clearly just making a slight comparison between the two iconic films.
Atlantis storyline went into different parameters. Their story was below the ocean. A place where nobody goes, except unnatural beings that are misunderstood by humans and many surfaces. The story has the brother of Arthur, Orm (Patrick Wilson)as a very bad antagonist. Yet one lives above the ocean with the humans, a distasteful lifestyle only depicted by a cruel brother and King, Orm.
The mysterious vanishing of the beautiful city of Atlantis became a myth because of power, plain and simple. The story went into the dynamics and structure of the people in power. Almost like rise and fall from grace.
The only complaint I really have is the effects in the film. They're good but some scenes were kinda odd looking. Not attacking James Wan but the film did have problems, very little but it did.
The story of the Aquaman is done to perfection. Don't forget that Justice League had gotten a pretty bad rap so all the fanboys will either love it or hate it. Fanboys are like your nosey neighbor; They always come back for more. And the case for Aquaman that was not the case. In fact, it separated itself from the Justice League film. It had a small scene where the news anchor mentioned a metahuman saving people, it continued about the lasting effects metahumans had on people, and cities.
Aquaman is just a fresh take on the DC comic hero. From the underwater beautiful city to the fantastic lore of the Atlantean people. This film has a motion like a train speeding to its destination. The force this film has with connections, places, is amazingly beautiful.
A word to the haters out there in the world of film. Don't hate the film that will become a valid powerful opponent. Remember some Marvel films weren't giants, they bombed at the box office. Don't make me remind you of the Fantastic Four Franchise or the bad Spider-Man films, and let's not forget the Hulk.
People, please make your own decisions on what's good and bad. Read reviews, but remember you're the deciding factor.