Friday, December 21, 2018

Aquaman (2018)

Rated: PG-13 - Runtime: 143 min
tesg's Rating: Four stars (out of four)

This obviously won't be a four-star movie for everyone, but I was suckered in from the word go.  It's got the love story, it's got the humor, it's got the predictable plot twist (which, despite the fact I guessed was coming, still practically made me shout out "YES! YES!  HOLY SHIT YES!" when it came), it's got the cheesy internal battle for control of an ancient fantasy world, it's got the fight scenes, and it's got the epic battle, and they're all some of the best in the superhero genre.  The fight scenes are shot single camera video game-style with the visuals circling and hovering above the action in a way that can't possibly be real.  And the battle scenes aren't blurry incomprehensible messes.  They ACTUALLY MAKE SENSE as you watch them.  It's like the biggest budget Roger Corman movie ever.