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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (2023)

 Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (2023)



Jason Momoa

Patrick Wilson

Amber Heard

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II


Directed by James Wan


I do not know what this film was meant to be, but interesting is not one of it. It is boring and very hard to enjoy as the film itself seems to be breaking in all forms of continuity and the story it is riding on seems half-baked.

Time wasted in building a brother bond, jokes that never seem to land, and the film wants so bad to be action fantasy comedy, but the comedy makes you yawn in disappointment.

I felt the first Aquaman (2018) was ok, but this sequel is boring to the max, and you can see very much that they cut of Mera (Amber Heard) out of the film as much as they can.

Jason Momoa lack of comedy awareness or good landing is a problem more of the writing than the actor himself. I have never been able to see him do the comedy well anyway, but when the story and crafting is well done, and all he needs to do is to deliver the lines, then he should be able to get it right.

This is the 15th and final film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). As Warner is planning a reboot of the entire franchise, which will be run by James Gunn, and it will be called DC Universe (DCU), which will kick off with Superman: Legacy in 2025.

The film starts with us seeing Arthur Curry (Aquaman by Jason Momoa) trying to live the normal human life as a father. Spending half his time on land and the other half running Atlantis as their king. We then see David Kane who is trying to get himself together, fix the Black Manta armoured suit and go after Arthur in revenge for his father in Aquaman (2018).

David’s quest led him to discover a trident which was crafted by the king of the lost kingdom. The trident overpowers David’s will and even tough killing Arthur and his family was still the focus of David, the trident wanted to use this goal to free the king and the people of the lost kingdom.

I wonder how the new DC universe will play out with reboots of all the characters, and we can see if James Gunn can create around him a team that will match what Marvel has created in the MCU. I do not have that much faith in their capabilities, but I am very curious to see the film of the new universe.


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