Evie Totty: “It was ok.”
Ok so - this IS an improvement on:
DCU (with WW still being the best)
Aquaman's origin story
BUT - there was NO chemistry between Mamoa and Heard. I was shocked when they kissed because it seemed to come from nowhere. And I cannot believe I'm about to say this (because I go to the movies JUST to see the SFX sometimes): there was too much CGI. And I really didn't care about anyone.
I did like the James Wan flavor in the movie (especially when they got to the Trench) though. Do I want my money back? Nah. But I am glad that I didn't actually pay to see it twice (thank you A List subscription from AMC)
Erik Bates: “It was ok.”
Going into this, I didn't know anything about Aquaman except that he could apparently talk to fish.
After the movie that was unnecessarily long, I feel a though this character would have been just fine as part of The Justice League, and really didn't need his own feature film.
Momoa was fine as Aquaman. But the script was cheesy, and felt like it belonged in the 80's, especially with the whole "trial and error of the bad guy building a super weapon" montage.
Matthew Preston: “It sucked.”
For the record, I like Jason Momoa as Aquaman. This movie was lacking and far to corny though. The feel to it shifted gears at seemingly random times that killed the flow.