Aquaman – A Beautiful Underwater Adventure

Jason Momoa's underwater adventures cross the Caped Crusader's in Gotham with a revenue of $1.1 billion and counting

Must read

DU Admissions 2020 : Major Changes in The Admission Procedure

The University of Delhi, one of the most prestigious universities in the country, started the admission procedure for the academic year 2020 from June...

DU Admissions 2020 : St. Stephen’s College Releases Guidelines for Admission Process

St. Stephen's college has released guidelines related to its admission process. The notice issued by the college bears a header: "Highlights of This Year's...

DU Exams 2020: Delhi High Court Holds Delhi University In Contempt of Court

University of Delhi: The High Court of Delhi has ordered the initiation of legal proceedings against the University of Delhi against its alleged preparedness...
Mohammad Yasirhttps://www.hubpages.com/@mdyasir
Mohammad Yasir is a Physics Honors student at the University of Delhi. When he is not busy enjoying his passion for the subject, he likes to indulge in creative writing and photography.

Roping in a director from the Avengers section might have not been a good decision on DC’s part. Thankfully, with Patty Jenkins taking care of¬†Wonder Woman¬†and now, award-winning director James Wan looking over the Aquaman franchise, things seem to improve.

According to Box Office Mojo, DC’s cinematic take on the seahorse riding superhero is on the 20th place and has collected a revenue of $1.1 Billion so far, which is expected to rise as the movie hasn’t completed its run in theaters as of yet. Star Jason Momoa has expressed his gratitude on Instagram to his fans saying that all his success is due to them only.

WHAT’S SO SPECIAL WITH AQUAMAN?

- Advertisement -

Aside from the fact that the live action take is much more serious than its comic counterpart, the Aquaman movie toppled records on the box office, including those set by the pinnacle of Superhero movies - The Dark Knight.

DC has always been under ire of fans due to its darker palette and tone and the recent degradation in script and visual quality particularly with the Justice League didn’t help either. However, James Wan has delivered a masterpiece this time, with fantastic cinematography, enthralling action sequences and an astounding visual effect portfolio.

- Advertisement -

AQUAMAN
There is scalding chemistry between the actors – Movie screenshot.

Throughout the movie, there is scalding chemistry between the lead actors (Jason Momoa and Amber Heard), and the underwater world is creatively shown in a beautiful way. The tone this time is much lighter, although complementing the darker palette which DC is famous for. Where the movie lags is in script and momentum; though it can be argued that this being an origin story, there wasn’t much new to bring to the table, however, the momentum of the plot is lost in transitions across contemporary stories. The effects and cinematography that leads from past to present are smooth and in fact, better than any other we’ve seen, but the jump, for example, from a lighthouse in America to the Indian Ocean isn’t as interesting as it could’ve been.

THE PLOT

- Advertisement -

AQUAMAN
The underwater world is beautiful – Movie screenshot

The way I see it, Aquaman is a classic superhero tale of… well… heroism. You have a person born to be king, a couple of bad guys, some good ones, some grey ones, and that sums it up. There is nothing¬†new¬†with the tale. However, the movie is worth a visit to the cinema just because of its visual effects alone, and for me, the plot was something freshly old among the recent outburst of diversity in Hollywood cinema. The immersive underwater world shows potential and there are rumours of a horror spin-off and a sequel for the movie too.

It is no wonder that WB wants Wan to lead the series’ sequel too. He has turned the tide for DC and aquaman, who was the target of many a jokes and sneers, is now a billion dollar story.

CHANGE IN THE SEAS

The highest grossing DC offering ever was Nolan’s The Dark Knight since 2008. However, with Aquaman crossing the mark already and on the way for more, DC can now call another city its homeland besides Gotham. Wan is a young gun in the directors’ field, but already has several awards and successful movies to his name, most of them with tight budgets and fat profits.

For me, Aquaman is an interesting, heroic tale, that is marred only by the momentum of its delivery and is, otherwise, worth every penny it has received.

Download the DU Express android application today and stay updated with all the admission updates and college news 24×7 on your smartphone. Click here to download the app | IOS app launching soon.

DU Express is on Telegram (@DUExpressIndia). Subscribe to our channel by clicking here to stay updated with all the latest campus news, admission updates & college events happening near you for free!

- Advertisement -

Latest article

Exam Notification For 1st and 2nd Year Students of UG Courses and SOL Is Fake

A fake notice dated the 2nd day of July 2020 has made its way through various websites and WhatsApp groups. The notice with the University...

OBE Mock Test : The First Day Marked A Plethora Of Troubles

New Delhi: The University of Delhi decided to conduct mock tests for the Open Book Examinations (OBE) for the Final Semester Undergraduate and Postgraduate...

ICMR Sets Deadline, COVAXIN To Launch By August 15

A letter by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) urged fast-tracking of clinical trials and launch of Bharat Biotech's coronavirus vaccine- COVAXIN. The...