DC doesn’t disappoint. By that, I mean DC has been so consistently disappointing that I’ve come to expect their movies to be disappointing, and in that way, they don’t disappoint.
Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom is a fitting end to the DCU, since the DCU is now itself, the Lost Kingdom. This will be the last movie of the current DC experience. No more Jason Momoa as Aquaman; no more Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman; no more Ben Affleck as Batman; and no more Henry Cavill as Superman. Which is a shame because all of the actors were, in my opinion, brilliantly cast for their roles. It’s the writing and directing that so often fell flat and dragged down the talents of these actors.
This movie wasn’t as bad as I expected it to be, but I expected it to be pretty bad. It felt obvious to me that this story is just a salad of other stories. There was a lot of Lord of the Rings feeling to it, especially with the evil bad guy from the ancient past—very ring wrathy. There was just a dash of Harry Potter in a few scenes and a whole heap of Peter Jackson’s King Kong remake right in the middle of the movie. And just like in King Kong that scene made for an excellent Peetime. 🙂
The worst part is that the movie is full of little tricks that I suppose the writers thought would be dramatic but turned out to be nothing more than completely predictable. Case in point:
Character A doesn't trust character B. Later, A finds themself in desperation for help. B sees that A needs help but apparently is unwilling to assist. But no, the writers are deceiving us because B is really a good guy and comes back to save A. Later, A gives B a symbolic or material form of appreciation signifying that he now trusts B.
Also, the entire plot of the brotherly conflict is formulaic. There’s zero originality in this movie.
And OMG, it was painfully obvious that the scientist would eventually betray the villain. The writers rode that horse to a lather by showing us the scientist betraying the villain, but the villain doesn’t find out about it and so the scientist betrays him again in another scene. Dear writers, there’s a thing called internal conflict. Look it up.
If there’s one thing that DCU is consistently better than the MCU at it’s the soundtracks. Mostly because they spent bank to get Hans Zimmer to score many of the movies and that man is a soundtrack god. But not this movie. I wish the music was forgettable but it was worse than that. It was noticeably bad, mostly techno crap that was completely out of place.
About The Peetimes: The first Peetime isn’t bad, but I think the 2nd Peetime is the best. The third Peetime isn’t very long, but it’s the best I could find before the climax begins.
There are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
|(PG-13) Some Language | Sci-Fi Violence
|Action, Adventure, Fantasy
|Jason Momoa, Ben Affleck, Patrick Wilson
|David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, James Wan, Jason Momoa
Plot unknown. Sequel to the 2018 film ‘Aquaman.’
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