Directed by James Wan, the Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus and Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna.
Post-credits scenes are a tradition for Marvel Movies to provide a hint for the audience. However, the Aquaman has a subtle post-credit view, breaking the custom of the DC Universe. Black Manta, who is another villain, is saved.
As the audience has previously discovered, Black Manta and Aquaman engage in a fierce fight after Aquaman saves a Russian submarine that Manta tries to hijack.
Then we see him get an under-the-table weapon from King Orm, who believes he can use Manta to do his dirty work. Manta uses his new weaponry to fashion a laser beam-firing helmet for himself. Finally, in the film’s third act, Mera and Aquaman, while traveling to find the magic trident, catch up with Manta in Sicily, defeat him, break his helmet, and throw him into the ocean.
Manta is seen floating unconscious in the deep blue sea and gets rescued by several unknown men on a boat. In the next few scenes, the audience can taste the essence as they see few clippings and pictures of Aquaman pinned on the board. Nevertheless, the identity of the rescuer is revealed. This is none other than Doctor Stephen Shin (Randall Park) who is a brilliant scientist with closes links to Aquaman. He works as a scientific expert and researcher of Atlantis. The following scenes portray both Manta and Shin making a deadly deal. Manta determines to discover the actual identity of Aquaman. In return, Shin promised to repair Manta’s laser beam-firing helmet, setting up a dark conspiracy.
Therefore, this is evident that Manta will be the villain of an upcoming Aquaman sequel as he sets out to avenge Aquaman. Shin becomes his companion in this malicious journey to prove the theories about Atlantis’s existence. James Wan-directed “Aquaman” represents itself as a movie with no obligation to the ways traditional super-hero movies function.
Directed by James Wan, Arthur Curry’s world lies in the deep ocean, away from the prying eyes of humankind. This is closely related to Atlantean politics. A significant issue arises that involves Curry.
The plot gets more and more complex as there are evident possibilities for ways the kingdoms of Atlantis and surface-dwellers could meet. Arthur, Mera, and their most loyal followers navigate the issue, while King Orm adds more tension.
Throughout the film, the audience can catch clips of Dr. Stephen Shin on TV sharing his fanatic theories and beliefs about Atlantis. Soon he teams up with Black Manta, who ends up injured after a fight.
Shin, blinded by lust and greed, hires a treasure hunter to obtain Aquaman’s blood. Later the person is believed to be Black Manta. But he fails as Aquaman’s father intervenes. Unfortunately, Aquaman’s father as a result of a heart attack. As a result, the vicious cycle of revenge and malice continues. According to previous Aquaman methodology, Shin is responsible for the terrific rivalry between Aquaman and Black Manta.
The scene opens on a coastal land where the notorious Doctor Stephen Shin, a marine biologist keeps arguing about the existence of the kingdom of Atlantis. The plot comes as a strike to the audience when the revelation of Arthur Curry’s battle for the throne of Atlantis comes in the spotlight.
Eventually, Black Manta holds a terrible grudge against Aquaman for his father death. The union of Doctor Shin and Black Manta is devastating. Besides, Shin desperately tracks Aquaman’s movements, and he promises to help Black Manta to repair his suit. His mission is to grab more information about Atlantic technology. He cleverly chose Black Manta based on his previous attempt to hijack the submarine in ancient Atlantis. As pointed out in the movie, Black Manta has a close alliance of King Orm and King Nereus. The events are intertwined, as indeed both the Kings know the way to the mysterious kingdom of Atlantis.
Doctor Shin’s attempts go in vain as Arthur denies to provide delicate information about the location of Atlantis. So the question remains: What does Dr. Shin want? Is there anything beyond killing Arthur and avenging his father? What will Manta have to say about Orm now? Will Orm succeed in his intentions? Hopefully, will Aquaman survive the peril?
Quite surprisingly, Arthur reveals his ability to communicate with every sea life. Having such ability only indicates that he is worthy of harnessing the power of trident.
Eventually, Aquaman declares war against Orm, who has taken on the mantle of Ocean Master. Aquaman launches an army of sharks, whales, and fish to block his enemy’s action. On the other hand, Arthur influences Orm out of the sea into another deadly combat. Queen Atlanna rises from the ocean and reveals sided with Aquaman. This makes the greedy Orm totally devasted, and he is sent to the prison by his former adviser.
The movie is marvelously directed with the intense fight sequences to make it more believable to the fellow audience. The audience is startled by the sheer humor and jokes at specific points. In fact, Aquaman is pure fun that makes you bite your nails in tension. It makes you challenge the laws of science and reality. But to the audience, Aquaman is the most excellent movie of all times!
Momoa plays the central character of the film, impressing everyone with his manly charm and grace. The rest of the star cast play their respective roles incredibly well, notably Kidman as Atlanna, who carries herself as a goddess in any ancient Greek tragedy. Similarly, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II stars as David Kane, aka Black Manta, who is to take revenge on the hero. Plus, there is Willem Dafoe as Atlantis’ counselor Vulko, whose job is to warn against any danger.
The most remarkable part of the great movie Aquaman is that demonstrates that every problem can be solved by peace, not violence. The magician behind the camera is the veteran director James Wan, who made the first Saw, Insidious, The Conjuring and Furious 7. He has a sense of humor and adventure. He goes on to explore the infamous underwater city of Atlantis. Nicole Kidman’s superb acting as Aquaman’s mother in the opening action scenes is genuinely breath-taking.
The epic story of the Aquaman sets it apart from any rational action movie or super-hero tale. Like any battlefield, several sea armies face Aquaman his half-brother, the film’s main villain. Vicious sharks are trailing behind him. Also, there is also a malicious octopus playing the drums in underwater. Can you imagine it? It seems like these scenes are part of some action movies taking part in an aquarium. The crisis of the underwater world arrives when Aquaman’s half-brother King Orm wants to capture the throne and plans an attack on humans on the land. Only Aquaman can stop this tyranny. Only he can bring peace between the sea and land-dwellers.
The extraordinary thing about this film is that Jason Mamoa himself. The Aquaman is an excellent film with a compelling script or fantastic dialogues for the audience of every age group. It won audiences who made it the biggest success story around the globe with its excellent visual effects. It is guaranteed that the visual outcome shown in Aquaman is something you have never seen before. It can beat any movies like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1 and 2, Thor Ragnarok, even Batman V. Superman. His sheer integrity. When you see him fighting under the blue sea and instructing the sea creature like an ordinary horse, you start to believe the fantasy. Dolph Lundgren acts the great King Nereus, pulls off the character reasonably well. Aquaman’s greatest surprise is to control and connect to the audience. His skills make it more exciting and entertaining to watch.
The story of Aquaman begins with an unusual of how Kidman and Tom meet and fall in deep love. They finally have a child, but they are separated by destiny. The movie successfully demonstrates the tender love scenes to the audience. Their unfortunate separate evokes pain.
The audience of every genre will cry in this movie. This is the result of the fantastic work by the cast and crew. The movie is wildly spectacular! For anyone, the Aquaman is a visual delight. Filled with lighthearted wit, fun, and an adventure, the movie will surely melt your heart. Do enjoy it at a movie theatre!
The truth triumphs. Aquaman accepts the win by rising the mantle as only deserving King of Atlantis. All the underwater creatures see his bravery, and the audience gets the joy of watching it on the screen. Such a great piece of creativity it is!