Hey guys I'm Yash hey i'm jake last week jake was nice enough to invite me into a pre-screening of aquaman it's been a couple days since we saw it we've had some time to kind of think about it Mull it over but yeah initial impressions so I think that get him out of the theater.
I was pretty pumped I really enjoyed it after the weekend sitting with a little bit I'm not so sure anymore I still think it's a good movie but I would say it hasn't really left a lasting impression on me in the way that other movies maybe like infinity war or even a Deadpool but I so think there's a lot of good in it I'm curious what you think yeah I think that's totally fair.
I think that Jake and I and I'm sure many of you had the same apprehensions going in the DC movies haven't been batting a thousand far from it Aquaman is not notorious for being the most interesting superhero he's usually very like buttoned up very serious right that's my sort of impression of him at least I'm like the cartoon what do you so serious about dude it's fish with Jason Momoa you kind of expect something a little more goofy.
Game of Thrones characters one thing but his persona as an actor is much more like laid-back fun I think so you're totally looking for that and I think they deliver on that it's something a fun movie yeah it's very fun and you're right he provides some of the comic relief in the Justice League movie and he's definitely I think a new interpretation of Aquaman that we haven't seen before but yeah I went in very nervous that it was going to be super lackluster and just kind of fine it was crazy fun I think it was more fun than it had any right to be there was a lot of really fun.
Scenes I love the globe-trotting adventure that Jason Momoa Amber Heard who plays mera go on to try to like find the ancient trident I don't to get into any spoilers but that's like the very basic setup with the movie that's raised like some genre shifting yeah there's like some Indiana Jones style like temple raiding stuff unexpectedly yeah and then we get this really cool fight scene in Sicily beautiful setting and they're like running around running over roofs the Atlanteans show up and he's like really weird cool like power suits yeah Ranger ask ya Plus.
This brings us to I think the highlight of moved from me Black Manta I thought the act was amazing the character was awesome the way they designed his suit and everything super cool they set up this really interesting dynamic between him and Aquaman from the beginning he has a real real vengeance story to Weis fight fighting Aquaman and then there's the other villain Patrick Wilson Oy it was a really interesting character two really good actor yeah he's bad but you kind of identify with them a little bit because he is blaming humanity for like poisoning the ocean and killing each other and all these things yeah I get that yeah but then a second later he's just like betraying everyone of being a real real big so yeah you won't have a hard time rooting against him.
I was really glad that they involved Black Manta because I was worried that they were gonna do what Marvel does for origin stories which is make the villain just a bad version of the hero which was what Patrick Wilson right exactly so they had that in there but they also had like a cool different yeah a cool different still ocean themed but like different motives different backgrounds different powers Finland which I thought was really cool and it did not at all feeling it was biting off too much I don't think so I definitely think it was it's a long movie yeah.
it's not boring but it's not it's not gonna fly by you are gonna notice you're in the theatre for two and a half hours nothing that's necessarily a bad thing I think there's some movies where you're like that was 2 and 1/2 hours I barely even noticed some we were just like I can't even be here anymore this is right in the middle it earns 2 and a half hours but it doesn't fly by I would say it yeah I think you're right and they maybe could have chopped some stuff out yeah but I still had fun how do you think it stacks up against some Marvel movies we've seen.
yeah we definitely inject a little bit of that Marvel style especially when it comes to the sort of like fantastical world's when they bring you to Atlantis it's just like it feels very much to me like guardians of the galaxy were just like there's like incredible huge fantastical worlds that you've never seen before and they're so perfectly visualized to really yours getting a taste but you really get the sense of like the scope of this thing yeah Atlantis was like magical like it was so cool it's such a foreign landscape.
I think you did a really good job of trying to be a comic-book movie especially the fight scene in Sicily felt very fun maybe a little bit lower stakes but still actioning my bookie and not too dark and gritty yeah I think that's been really a big issue with DC's whole thing that's actually like we're 10 years out from Dark Knight which sort of set the tone for the whole DC movie universe they've basically been trying to emulate.
what Christopher Nolan did for 10 years with like mixed results yeah and so yeah I think it was great that the director came in and just sort of said we're gonna do something totally different I think there was a script that Zack Snyder had put together and they sort of ditched that and they're like into our own movie if you can make it fun but we're stalking them it's gonna feel like a comic book that's a good point like what you said it feels like a comic book movie at the cinema.
so they feel like a DC movie yeah which i think is probably in the current climate of DC movies a good thing yeah in some ways it's not as good as Wonder Woman Wonder Woman was like a very high bar oh yeah I agree I think it did not meet that bar I think the ending of Aquaman does a better justice to the rest of the movie Hawkman then the ending of Wonder Woman did justice to the movie yeah the ending is I'm not gonna spoil if the ending is really bad us it's a huge epic battle with all these different armies and yeah a lot of fun it's very very cool.
I'm one of my points which I'm a little conflicted on this the the origin story so this is an origin story even though it takes place after Justice League right we do get his full backstory and where he came from you see him as like a little kid there's like a few different actors playing young Jason Momoa throughout the years singers for different yeah man actors plus we got to see his sort of rise to be really become Aquaman I'm not really sure whether that's necessary I do think they could have probably cut 30 minutes of origin story and the movie would have been fine without.
it maybe the Aquaman deserves it I think you know Marvel got plenty of time to sort of give everyone their backstories and we all you know accepted it and if DC wants to do that I think they're doing fine job so Jake for the superhero and comic book movie fans out there what would you say to a fan that might be weary about walking into or spending their money on.
I think it's worth it if you're a fan of these movies even if you haven't liked the past few DC movies you'll enjoy it it's fun it's worth seeing in theaters because it's really this like huge epic cinematic journey and you're not gonna get that as much if you watch it on your computer when it comes out on Netflix I'm like a year or whatever maybe the only reason not to see it is if you really do love these like more edgy DC movies and you're just like a Dark Knight diehard then this is not really gonna deliver on that it's not that gritty.
it's it's a lot of fun and if you're into that you'll enjoy this moment yeah that last end scene dude you want to see it cool thanks linked thanks for uh thanks so guys if you liked this review or if you watch Aquaman.