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      Default Aquaman ~ An Opinion

      Venue - IMAX, Cinepolis, Westend Mall, Aundh, Pune
      Showtime - 07:30 PM (Paytm Premiere)
      Status - 100%


      There is a prelude to this experience. I started to watch Game of Thrones (Just reached S6E04) and really noticed Jason Momoa for the first time (Yeah! I have seen Justice League!!). Also INR 100 for IMAX Premiere Ticket added too. Finally its a superhero movie...how mediocre it can be?...I was wrong here!!

      Now whenever James Wan explore beyond horror genre, I really found it a big mess. Thats exclusively for me because his version of F&F grossed HUUUGGGE. Wan seems to be extremely dependent on the technical features of the movie than writing. Even if you take his Conjuring Series, its more in the execution of Sound & Visuals rather than Out of the Box Writing. This is the same trick he implied in his first superhero venture. Considered to be the movie to establish Aquaman in the DC Universe & give an image of his origins, the writers did an extremely mediocre job. The script, especially for Bollywood Masala Lovers of 80s & 90s, find it nostalgic because it carries almost all the cliches....Son of Parents belongs to two different worlds enter the scene where he has a half brother (who loathes him) and his fiancee (who falls for the hero). Then we have a treasure hunt kinda sequence (reminding me of National Treasure) where the hero has to prove that he is the worthy heir to the throne. Then ends with a pretty feeble climax led by a predictable twist which you might have guessed within first 20 mins of the movie.

      The issue for me was these scenes which are meant to be emotional/thrilling/whatever turned out to be unintentional comedies. And the comedies they meant fell flat. With cliched scenes after cliched and spoon feeding style of narration, the only strength was it OUTSTANDING VISUALS & VFX. James Wan proved his visual brilliance once again and elevated himself to another level. I happen to see some reviews claiming the movie to be "Fresh". Honestly I really wanted to see one fresh moment in this movie. And scenes we expect the movie to earn some thrilling points turned out to be astonishingly huge dampeners. Eg - The scene where Aquaman retrieves the Trident. WTF was the writers doing there....Even a school kid would have brought a better imagination. Everything was convenient for Aquaman that he never had to struggle to solve the riddles. The dialogues were juvenile and laughable. Nicole Kidman had all the unoriginal dialogues and scenes...not even a single moment of freshness. The only scene I liked in the whole movie in terms of writing and visual was the scene where Young Arthur goes to the aquarium and get bullied. Rest all were dependent on visuals...and visuals alone!! At least I wish they followed the basic rule of giving a strong antagonist to the hero....Here was a step brother & pirate who becomes Black Monto As usual our Simple Man...sorry...Aquaman dealt with them easily!!!

      Jason Momoa was projected as poor man's Chris Hemsworth. But James wasn't Taika Waititi who smartly presented Thor in the third movie after 2 average-below average movies. Amber Heard was hot. Patrick Wilson did this movie only because of two reasons...his relationship with Wan & the paycheck. William Dafoe reminded me of Rafiki of The Lion King in a weird way. Nicole Kidman had the most laughable role of her career.

      While the technical side was the only saving grace of the movie, the background score reminded me of those old days arcade games along with some candyfloss movies.

      This movie was like Thugs of Hindostan 2 in terms of writing...eventhough Aquaman was way less boring (thanks to the visuals again). I don't know how DC is going to handle their mess with such movies!!!

      Ratings - 4.5/10

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      Thanks for the review.

      Even the trailer was not upto the mark.. Expect chrytha pole thane avg to below avg. Its a huge budget film for DC. Flop akandiruna mathi ayirunu .
      Miracle Hand Of God !!

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      Thanks Intexequa...Time for DC to stop everything theyre doing and go for screenings of the forthcoming Marvel films, they might learn a few things! I couldn't care less about Aquaman while Avengers: Endgame is my most anticipated 2019 film!

      What a waste.

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      Quote Originally Posted by The Artist View Post
      Thanks for the review.

      Even the trailer was not upto the mark.. Expect chrytha pole thane avg to below avg. Its a huge budget film for DC. Flop akandiruna mathi ayirunu .
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      Thanks Intexequa...Time for DC to stop everything theyre doing and go for screenings of the forthcoming Marvel films, they might learn a few things! I couldn't care less about Aquaman while Avengers: Endgame is my most anticipated 2019 film!

      What a waste.
      But I am surprise to see that the movie is earning good reviews.

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      Thanks IntexAquaman ....DC..

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      Thanks Intex

      Ithinte trailor kandapozhe theerumanichu - Kanilla ennu.
      My son saw and said this was a disaster

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      Thanks bro

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      Only excited about Wonder Woman franchise from DC.

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