Author Topic: Deh Aquaman filum.  (Read 713 times)

Glebe

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Deh Aquaman filum.
« on: December 22, 2018, 12:45:03 PM »
So I saw Aquaman the other week, but am only arsed talking about it now... was none too impressed to be honest (didn't help that I was quite tired at the screening, mind), there are a few nice action sequences and a bit of colourfulness and that, but I found it to be a bit of a mess overall.

Wasn't expecting a masterpiece obviously, but still, it felt like a wasted opportunity. Atlantis was quite colourful and sea creature filled - I liked the Blade Runner feel with the electronic score and multitude of lights - but it kinda jarred with the more 'real' dryland sequences (also, I'll let them away with the drumming octopus, but the statistics coming up during the Aquaman/Orm face-off was a step too far). As I say, I liked some of the action bits (Nicole Kidman kicking arse, the chase in the Sicilian village, the Lovecraftian creatures attacking the boat), but it's not enough to save the movie. And Black Manta was given pretty short shrift, they should have either had him as the main antagonist instead of Orm or left him out altogether (btw, I though Aquaman letting Black Manta's dad die was a bit morally iffy, I thought there was gonna be some kinda redemptive learning arc for him after that, but no... meanwhile, Orm is let off fairly lightly for MURDERING the fish ruler dude IN FRONT OF HIS WIFE AND CHILD).

So overall, it had the odd moment but it didn't really do it for me. In fact, you mind say I found it to be a bit of a damp 'squid'!




Re: Deh Aquaman filum.
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2018, 03:33:35 PM »
Chortle at Joker's Boner and I'll Show Them How Many Boners The Joker Can Make are still the best.

Phil_A

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Re: Deh Aquaman filum.
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2018, 03:59:20 PM »
I read something that suggest stuff like "the Joker's Boner" might've been put in deliberately by the writers of the day, just to see what they could get away with



I mean, come on. People in the fifties weren't that innocent.

Shaky

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Re: Deh Aquaman filum.
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2018, 01:49:37 AM »
I remember when DC had to be shut down for 15 years after Martian Manhunter called Superman a "Clit".

Re: Deh Aquaman filum.
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2018, 08:38:55 AM »




What does he mean "The Octopus". As in, the species the octopus? Or is that a superhero called the octopus, who's an octopus? Look at his expressionless octopus face like. Not a fucking clue where he is or what he's being presented for, or even what the concept of presentation is. Probly hasn't a concept of conception itself.

He's an octopus.

Glebe

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Re: Deh Aquaman filum.
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2018, 09:18:17 AM »
I wish there had been a scene where he done this:


St_Eddie

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Re: Deh Aquaman filum.
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2018, 10:11:26 AM »
What does he mean "The Octopus". As in, the species the octopus?

Yes.

Alberon

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Re: Deh Aquaman filum.
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2018, 11:32:29 PM »
What still gets me is this very menacing and cool dude-



Goes by the name 'Arthur Curry'.

I mean, what sort of name is that? It'd be less ridiculous if he was called 'Billy Bunter'.

Stupid stupid name.

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St_Eddie

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Re: Deh Aquaman filum.
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2018, 02:31:04 PM »
What still gets me is this very menacing and cool dude-



Goes by the name 'Arthur Curry'.

I mean, what sort of name is that?

I don't know but it's made me awfully hungry for an Arthur.

Re: Deh Aquaman filum.
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2018, 10:06:57 PM »
Loved the underwater bits. Were it not for a lot of the acting, dialogue and completely unnecessary extra villain it could have been fucking amazing.

Missed opportunity indeed.

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Re: Deh Aquaman filum.
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2018, 01:34:57 AM »
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St_Eddie

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Re: Deh Aquaman filum.
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2018, 09:30:29 AM »
Were it not for a lot of the acting, dialogue and completely unnecessary extra villain it could have been fucking amazing.

If it weren't for the fact that it failed in every single possible aspect, it could have been amazing!

Re: Deh Aquaman filum.
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2018, 09:42:32 AM »
If it weren't for the fact that it failed in every single possible aspect, it could have been amazing!
Fair point, but I really did like the underwater bits! Was absolutely gorgeous to look at and I love the sea. If the dialogue etc. had even just been serviceable I would have loved it.