The King of Atlantis is ruling over the seven seas. Well at least if you believe the first reactions to the movie. First reactions to the movie are out and what can we say to the fans, except that the DCEU finally seems to be finding its footing. Starting with their sea legs. Get it sea legs.
We can't wait to see the King of the seas hit our screens. Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as the titular superhero, along with an all-star cast that includes Julie Andrews, Amber Heard and Patrick Wilson. Jason Momoa first portrayed Aquaman in the DC team-up movie Justice League, which was not well-received by fans and left the future of the DCEU in question.
The DCEU has been having trouble for a while, floundering on direction and never quite getting its footing. The success of rival Marvel's cinematic universe had caused Warner Brothers to fast-track a whole bunch of superhero movies without any sort of planning. The studio greenlit individual movies for members of the Justice League after the team-up movie. That in itself was a very big misstep. Marvel had a plan laid out with individual movies that built up their heroes before introducing them in a shared universe.
Wonder Woman was the only silver lining in the mess that was the DCEU and we can't say how glad we are to hear that Aquaman too is joining the fray of good DC movies.
The movie has gotten positive reviews all around and we have to say that we are glad. Here are some of them.
So I really enjoyed #Aquaman! James Wan has made an unapologetically bold superhero flick, mixing adventure and fantasy elements with stunning visual effects, a terrific lead in Jason Momoa (who's clearly having the time of his life), and a great heroine in Amber Heard's Mera. pic.twitter.com/V8bnw6mnCX— Carly Lane (@carlylane) November 26, 2018
#Aquaman is everything DC fans have been hoping for and more. Rollicking action, an amazing sense of world-building, spellbinding musical numbers in which Aquaman wears clams as tap shoes, and a command performance from Jason Momoa. DC has really righted the ship. The DCEU lives!— Ben Mekler (@benmekler) November 26, 2018
#Aquaman is the most ambitious DC movie to date -- a big, sprawling visual spectacle that is gorgeous, crazy, stuffed with terrific action, and a lot of fun to watch. James Wan, in my opinion, is the true star - he elevates the material, makes it entertaining and conquers it. pic.twitter.com/gDFjiAWICA— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) November 26, 2018
I’ll take some heat for this, but #Aquaman is the best Marvel movie that DC has made. That doesn’t mean it’s exactly like that formula, but it feels like a film that knows what it is, what it’s selling and who it’s selling to. There’s no identity crisis here.— Paul Shirey (@arcticninjapaul) November 26, 2018
#Aquaman is the best DC movie since The Dark Knight.@creepypuppet delivers a swashbuckling epic full of big emotion, gorgeous undersea visuals, exciting action, and lots of laughs.— Tom Jorgensen (@Tom_Jorgensen) November 26, 2018
WB should be handing the DCEU reins to James Wan, he's proven he can, ahem, right the ship. pic.twitter.com/4hjxdmNLDf