Aquaman (2018)

"Home Is Calling"
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Once home to the most advanced civilization on Earth, Atlantis is now an underwater kingdom ruled by the power-hungry King Orm. With a vast army at his disposal, Orm plans to conquer the remaining oceanic people and then the surface world. Standing in his way is Arthur Curry, Orm's half-human, half-Atlantean brother and true heir to the throne.

Jason Momoaas Arthur Curry / Aquaman
Willem Dafoeas Nuidis Vulko

Moviefone's 'Aquaman' Review

For all those superhero fans who miss Chris Hemsworth's earliest iteration of Thor, DC has delivered unto them "Aquaman," the story of a hard-drinking, roguish hero unprepared and reluctant to assume the mantle of leadership bestowed upon him by birthright.

James Wan, inheriting the character after his introduction in "Justice League," fabricates an operatic and often compelling origin story that oozes with contemporary resonance, both in terms of its use of environmental messages to drive the plot and its use of an actor of mixed heritage to play a biracial hero. But much like with so many movies tasked with introducing unseen worlds and great reams of brand-new mythology, Wan's contribution to the DC Extended Universe too often proves a busy, overpowering deluge of information, even if he conjures some stunning, operatic imagery along the way.

Jason Momoa plays Arthur Curry, the half-human half-Atlantean hero who, inspired by his defeat of Steppenwolf alongside Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League, patrols the seas and protects humankind. Resistant not only to the prospect of reconciliation with the Atlanteans because of his mother Atlanna's (Nicole Kidman) treatment after falling in love with his human father Thomas (Temuera Morrison), but to the challenge of becoming the lost city's king, Arthur is content to spend most of his time on dry land. But after his younger step-brother Orm (Patrick Wilson) manipulates King Nereus (Dolph Lundgren) into launching a war against humankind in retaliation for their mistreatment of the Earth's oceans, Nereus' daughter Mera (Amber Heard, "Magic Mike XXL") reaches out to plead with Arthur to take his rightful place in Atlantis, even if only to stave off an imminent war.

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Movie Details

DVD Release Date:March 26th, 2019
Original Language:English
Production Companies:DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Pictures, The Safran Company, Rodeo FX, Panoramic Pictures, DC Films, Cruel & Unusual Films