DC's biggest bet for this year, Aquaman, finally hits theaters. The character played by Jason Momoa, has already been presented in Justice League and now wins his solo film to tell his story.

Showing the origin of the hero, Aquaman presents a slightly different Arthur than we saw in his first appearance. Although very playful and keeping the same level of jokes, Momoa manages to show the guilt he carries for judging himself as the reason for his mother's death. For having married a human and having a child with him, Atlanna (Nicole Kidman) was forced to return to Atlantis and ended up being executed for treason.

Orm (Patrick Wilson), Atlanna's second son, is now the king of Atlantis and intends to start a war against the surface world. To avoid a huge bloodbath, Mera (Amber Heard) and Vulko (Willem Dafoe) come together to try to make Arthur the new king.

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Aquaman Arthur and Orm | Image: Warner Bros. Pictures

James Wan hits the hand again in that direction. In addition to the beautiful look, Wan also shows talent in the great cuts and flashy transitions. The director is known for his work in the franchise Invocation of Evil, also from Warner, and takes the opportunity to play, spreading some easter eggs in some scenes. At certain times it is possible to see some lost objects, which include an Annabelle.

The flashy look that could be seen in the trailers packs the entire feature. Visual impressionism is the real star of the film, which turns out to be both a positive and a negative point. By trying so hard to become beautiful, the production exaggerates in long scenes of presentation of environments, disasters and struggles that would give space to situations that are left out and it would be very interesting to be addressed.

Important characters such as Arraia Negra (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) that is introduced in a very promising way, end up being little explored and serve only as a presentation to perhaps return in the future. In the same way, ethical issues are exposed very briefly by the script, only to be forgotten in the next dialogue. Addressing the point of view of the Atlantis, who hate humans for destroying their world, or the very brief mention that, because they are more evolved, they should teach this population about these subjects, they would make a huge difference to the work.

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Black Stingray in Aquaman | image: Warner Bros. Pictures

DC seems to have finally found its tone. Starting at Wonder Woman, the company is investing in more colorful productions, with a dose of humor. Aquaman it is accurate in the mood, as well as in the tones that call attention to the colors and details of the environment.

Aquaman it is a good film, but it leaves the feeling that it could be better. Exciting and very beautiful, the film pleases the viewer, but invests little in a script that could go much deeper and dive more into the characters of this interesting world, not just in Aquaman.

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aquaman-review-reviewAquaman is a good film, but it leaves the feeling that it could be better. Exciting and very beautiful, the film pleases the viewer, but invests little in a script that could go much deeper and dive more into the characters of this interesting world, not just in Aquaman.

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