I was curious if “Aquaman” the most mocked superhero, was going to get a decent movie. So I headed to the theater opening day to check it out.
I’m pretty sure when the group of writers sat down, they had one goal, “Let’s create a story where being able to talk to fish is pivotal and makes a person a hero.” And that is exactly what they did. This kind of story does not exist naturally. Those writers had to force it to happen.
Basically, when Atlantis fell, the occupants mutated. Some turned into crab people, or fish people, others got weird powers. Turns out the best power to have, and the one the original King had was… yup, talking to fish. So to be the new king, guess what? Ya need to be able to talk to fish. Specifically, talk to the sea monster that is protecting the former king’s trident. There was a lot of talk about how Aquaman would be the true king because he was half human and half altantian, but that really had nothing to do with it. It was literally because he could talk to the sea monster. So… the writers accomplished their goal, but threw a bunch of distractions and nonsense at the audience along the way.
Overall, yes, it is a good action movie. But its one of those movies that is more an array of fun scenes based around a weak plot that falls apart the moment you ask a question. I mean, I was annoyed from the start with the submarine scene. None of the submarine scene obeyed the laws of science.