Aquaman

Aquaman: ⭐️⭐️

Completely ridiculous, and in the constant-eye-rolling sense, rather than the this-is-fun sense. Admittedly, it was nice to see a DC film that wasn’t as dark (thematically and literally) as most have been, there were occasional gorgeous images, and I did get an occasional laugh. But there were just so many things that didn’t work for me, from the weird underwater effects to the soundtrack — the first time a character gave a dire pronouncement and it was immediately followed by a literal “bom-bom-bommmmmm”, I laughed, but when it became a recurring theme, it went from a sly wink at the audience to simply annoying — that this just ended up continuing DC’s nearly uninterrupted streak of uninteresting and unsatisfying superhero films.

Published by Michael Hanscom

Enthusiastic ambivert. Geeky, liberal, friendly, curious, feminist ally; trying to be a good person. (he/him)