Aquaman (2018) - Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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Arthur Curry, the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land.

IMDB: 7.1
Director: James Wan
Stars: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard
Length: 143 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 239 out of 1000 found boring (23.9%)

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Still as a whole it is more consistent and definitely more enjoyable and well executed than BvS and Justice League, so it's safe to say that DCEU is finding what it needs.

A very typical sci fi film that has a particular feature that it appears to have no story at all.

Time pass movie.. worth watching once.. Don't go with high expectations.

His charm kept the movie entertaining.

the worst movie ever".


Cliche to the max and a god awful storyline.

The cast surrounding Mamoa is pretty dull and includes all the perfunctory nods to being racially inclusive.

It had lots of exciting moments.

It's actually boring just a few times.

Twenty minutes in and I'm already bored.

Extremely bad and cliché storyline.

Entertaining .

Of course nice but predictable.

It really is a gripping watch from start to finish.

That said, the movie is packed with thrilling, kinetic, and meticulously designed and choreographed action set-pieces, in which you really can follow the action and the liberated fight sequences buoyed by raucous deluge of dazzling array of visual effects.

This is the worst movie i saw.

Honestly this is utterly dreadful, whatever you don, don't waste any money buying this on VOD or DVD / Blu-ray.

I mean, they even handled everybody being all floaty underwater VERY well, I mean the hair, clothing, jewelry, the detail is stunning, from big and small!

It was actually pretty entertaining.

Amber Heard is great, and the chemistry between her Indiana Jonesian character, Mera and Momoa's Aquaman is electric and gripping.

True, the story is still bit of a mess, it's trying to do perhaps a thing or two too many at once, but it's more than entertaining enough to rise above such petty concerns.

They killed it with too much colors and visual effects, like you're watching an animated movie in some points.. Really tried to like it, and I'll watch it few more times, but really shallow and cliché movie.. Mixture of Indiana Jones, 20000 leagues under the sea, Journey to the center of the earth.. and many more.. Only Jack Sparrow was missing.. DCEU is quite dead..

He was a dull villain, in my opinion.

The story is almost non-existent, predictable and filled with cliches.

A boring movie !!.

This is a common and quite predictable movie with a poor story.

Set in their extended universe, this fish out of water hero's journey story of a humanoid merman, Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) being reintroduce to his culture's origins in order to reclaim his birthright before his half-brother Ocean Master (Patrick Wilson) takes the throne & seek revenge on the surface world, was entertaining.

Black manta was totally pointless.

Predictable storyline embellished with eye candy (CGI and the leading ladies, Kidman and Heard)

That was unwatchable.

The action becomes boring, the plot falls apart and turns into some Indiana Jones wannabe.

Firstly, the movie is too long, at 2 hours 23 mins it's at least 30 mins too long.

Worth watching it.

Besides acting being bad, the action packed scenes keep you immersed.

Totally predictable and not original at all.

And the cliche love-inducing moments make your eyes roll.

Overall an entertaining movie with good story and performance, definitely lacking the punch though.

CGI overload - Check Super predictable schlock - Check Main characters yelling every time something important happens - Check Things that make drunk/stoned people go "oooohhhh" - CheckWell developed story - Negative Ability to identify with any of the characters - Negative Mystery, subtlety, charisma - Negative Desire to see a sequel - NegativeSuper disappointed with this one.

Entirely predictable: the script holds no surprise or twist and the dramatic moments are poorly executed, leaving you wishing for a special moment that never comes.

From that premise alone, the film has a very predictable narrative, and its not hard to figure out what happens throughout the runtime.

nothing in it worth watching except visual effects , very predictable.

Worst movie ever!!.

The fighting scenes were shot beautifully, but there was so much screen time devoted to fight scenes that they became boring...

The special effects and design were cliche to say the least, which is why one generally wants to see this type of movie.

The plot is honestly a mess: over-complicated yet predictable.

) and, ignoring a few contrived plot details, a hugely entertaining romp.


With it's stunning visual effects, amazing costume designs, a perfect actor playing the superhero, and a new interesting world that I can't wait to see more of, Aquaman succeeded giving me one of the best cinema experience ever.

Amber Heard is lovely yet quite boring in the role she hoped would define her.

Aquaman was entertaining from beginning to the end, visuals are beautiful, a lot of epic moments here and there, People this days are ruining movies by trying to act too smart!!

We really enjoyed it despite a few songs that were horrible!

First, let me say this movie is most entertaining, regardless of the people who watch it to find things wrong, HEY!

I was really hoping that this was going to be an enjoyable movie.

So predictable and so boring.


If you want a cliche plot about a superhero who beats up the bad guys, with characther complexity and dialogues like that of high-school theatrical performance than this is the movie for you.

The first Orm Vs Momoa was bland and contained no gravity and the stakes felt artificial.


Ambitous, stunning and amazing .

When the music score went into full synthesizer mode as "Aquabro" and Mera arrive on the collapsed bridge leading to the underwater city, and the screen virtually explodes with the most colorful creatures and underwater vehicles imaginable, I had a stupid grin on my face out of pure joy and adoration for this stunning display of artistic vision (the stupid grin stayed on my face for the remainder of the movie).

And this is pretty much what he was, the movie even emphasizes on that since the ending is extremely dull, they even go for the basic "become the king and get the girl" thing.

Don't waste your time on this.

The bottom line is that this movie is fun and engaging, visually stunning with great action sequences supported by a compelling enough story without leaning too heavily on comic book tropes, all while staying very faithful to the source material.

I also though adding Manta was just a waste of time and space in the movie.

From underwater cities to breathtaking landscapes this is one spectacular looking movie.

Subversive humor has already been overused in the Marvel series, so even though it was new for the DC series, it still felt contrived and unoriginal.

Visually stunning with a great storyline and great actors add up to a fun action-packed entertainment

Worst movie of 2018 .

The fight scenes were boring.

Not a single time I thought "cool", all the time I thought "hey this is like shooting scenes in the 70s: long, drawn out, completely meaningless without anything really happening for minutes".

The movie was was an mix of cliche's and highly predictable.

Visually excellent, Wan's direction clearly focuses on Momoa outshining the other characters, which he certaintly does, and individual artists being given liberty to amaze the audience with stunning details.

The birth of their son Arthur and his eventual maturity into our land and sea hero Aquaman (Jason Momoa) was very entertaining as well.

I fell asleep.

It blew me away just how unoriginal and generic this movie is and sincerely implore you to save your money.

Totally boring.

So in all I found it funny and really enjoyed it, for the comedy it is.

Having said that the other moments in the film are also polar opposite to Black Panther, where in that movie slow dialogue heavy moments felt like they had real weight here they are usually laughable (and not when they mean to be).

There is time for natural, majestic landscapes as well, such as a beautiful Italian village, the stunning Sahara desert or the claustrophobic Trench.

Because it was a BORING movie - yes it needed capital letters that is how boring it wasAbsolutely no story line or depth, just depends on special effects to enthrall users but fails miserably.

I do not like this combination of so many tones, it gives me a feeling of confusion proving that I can not adapt to the storyline to enjoy it.

The story is great, the effects are stunning and even clocking in over 2 hours it's still full with action.

Total waste of my time.

Utterly Boring and Cliche .

If you are only going to watch this movie because of jason, save your money and look him up on safari or something .

I think the movie dos not deserve all those bad reviews because it has great visuals and it's an entertaining story.

The action was enjoyable, the story was decent though some bits could of been done without.

I would rather go to the dentist than sit through that snore fest.

A few times was I checking my watch and feeling as though it dragged a bit.

Slightly entertaining big budget B movie.

Princess Mera's collected personality and actions complemented his character well (and vice versa) Arthur Curry/Aquaman and Mera proved themselves as compelling characters with rich and meaningful motives to drive their actions and choices forward.

The colours and effects were very engaging.

Wooden acting, wooden dialogue, wooden storyline, wooden baddies, and way too long.

The screenplay is formulaic.

The visuals were outstanding, the movie moved along briskly and the action scenes were always entertaining.

Yes it was a very enjoyable one maybe just behind Wonder Woman.

Worth watching despite knowing Aquaman's origin story .

And the extraneous & obvious audience viewing 'shiny objects' plot devices thrown in with red haired (forgettable) underwater princess, dinosaurs, trident seeking, sea monsters, and confusing multi sea kingdoms politics junk pile rehash ruined this film.

This movie falls into the latter, with stunning CGI, Great music and score, and action sequences design for the big screen (think IMAX big).

The most confusing and disgusting point of the movie was the build-up of the villain that has never been finished, which can only mean the path for a sequel, and on this the curse of abruptly cut stories continues.

Since the Dark Kight only Wonder Women has been entertaining in the DC universe.

Don't waste any time with this movie

Very generic and cliche .

at all this movie is good entertaining and exciting in the level of black panther or a little lower.

Even if you're a fan of Aquaman, please don't waste your time.

Stunning .

This is a dumbed-down superhero movie that you could watch with your kids, but don't waste your money on it if you're expecting an Iron Man or Black Panther level of quality.

enjoyable despite being fairly routine .

It presents the depth of Kingdom of Atlantis in a very fascinating way.

But it is still a really entertaining movie and its dynamic camera movements will bring pretty much anyone to their seats during its intense action setpieces.

It's action packed, which a superhero movie should be.

The story is predictable and dumb.

Cgi-overcharged, cliche-filled, appallingly-acted, Thor Ragnarok-wannabe, cheesy rom-com.

Enjoyed it .

1) Terrible Dialogue 2) Typical Zack Snyder overuse of CGI 3) A plot as thin as paper 4) Predictable from the start 5) Barely any character development so you never truly care who lives and who dies.

A complet waste of time and money.

Ok we expected to see a cool movie with a super hero but instead we got aquaman with superpowers in unbelievable movie settings, boring storyline and really, sorry, bad special effects.

Every time you see a line, concept, scene or cliche which is undeniably stolen from another film you write the time and the reference down.

Despite the harsh criticisms that the cinematic universe of DC has received over the last few years, they have managed to remain stable and again and again have tried to meet the expectations of their audience, yet again and again failed; now, as for Aquaman, it seems to be a green light to a ray of hope for the future of these movies, because they finally offer us something that is both entertaining and decent, without mediocrity or folly.

Stunning CGI, though!

Save your money and search elsewhere

Direction of James Wan is mind blowing with wonderful cgi specially in Mariana trench scene which i 100% guarantees will blow you away.

Enjoyable and refreshing .

The humor is off, the cgi isn't good, the poses are cliche and forced.

so enjoyable.

Everything about it was entertaining and left my attention closely tied to the screen.

boring .

Boring dialogue and too much politics.

The visuals are stunning, the music is wonderful, great actors and characters, good storyline.

The movie has its moments but sort of bland.

The storyline feels mindlessly lightweight with it's cliché violence and predictable romance.

The effects are decent and the ocean looks pretty, but the bad acting and bland seen-it-before storyline overshadows any positives.

A waste of time

The scenes with the Trench were incredible and very engaging.

It's the biggest cliché in the 21st century.

The film is unpredictable and sometimes action abruptly ends tranquil moments.

Amazing movie enjoyed it so much .

The story is predictable just like every one of these dumb @$$ super duper hero movies and the ending was a bit anti climatic.

Waste of time.

The underwater talking and flying and armpit sniffing was unbearable.

The most confusing fight scenes ever seen on film are present throughout, and this is probably the weakest storyline since Independence Day 2.

on a GOOD day I'd give it 5/5and just to confirm, i LOVE fantasy, marvel, adventure movies but DAMN this I felt was a waste of my time.

Black Manta looked like something straight out of a Power Rangers movie and the actor who played him was rather bland.

The King of the Seven Seas has chances to become the most outstanding, fascinating and exotic superhero of the whole combo out there.

Anyway, this is a good one and the background musics are enjoyable as well.

It's about as cliche'd as they get.

I also think there was a lot of cliche moments, which I feel is typical DC to do.

The cheesy over the top moments just made this film more entertaining in my opinion.

But, if you want to watch an entertaining and fun movie that can keep you engaged for 2 & 1/2 hours, then you may enjoy this movie.

Patrick Wilson was suitably over the top and chewing the scenery and he managed to make me laugh with his long drawn out war cries.

This movie was a failure, I waited a lot more of this, because of the trailer, this movie seemed to be epic, but it was boring and pointless, aquaman cartoon was so much better than this movie, and that is sad :/ A 7 SCORE IS SO UNFFAIR!!!


This is an enjoyable movie.

But this dragged, was cheesy as hell, and was definitely not one for men aged 20+ Come on DC, The Dark Knight trilogy got it right.

The story itself, while it is decently written and goes on a good flow for it to be enjoyable, is a bit on the predictable side of things.

Aquaman is fun and enjoyable movie that everyone will like.

Under 10 don't waste your time .

This Aquaman movie has to be one of the most overly cheesy and boring movies I've ever seen.

Very enjoyable film - top class entertainment .

Horrible script, disaster visual effect and boring lengthy movie.

Ppl love boring sea movies.

acting was good Jason Momoa was stunning and well fitted for this character and other main characteres were good too except aquamans father I think he wasnt in the level of other actors .

The Black Manta storyline goes nowhere and is totally pointless, they could have saved this classic villain for another film instead of diluting his contribution in this!

This is a trippy watch but so enjoyable.

It had plenty of thrilling action sequences and a decent soundtrack.

but this has bored me senseless...

the graphics were good and CGI was defo enjoyable...

The visuals are stunning.

Sooooo boring!

Most enjoyable character in a long time.

you will get bored because of horrible direction and atrocious story

And surprise of surprises, it makes it really entertaining to watch when you can actually see what's going on and can appreciate all the effort that went into making it.

Jason Momoa's incredible body (more shirtless scenes were needed) mostly distracted from some very cliched scenes where dialogue was so predictable I felt like I'd already seen the movie.

Effects were breathtaking.

Boring tripe, even for lovers of dc and marvel comic adaptations.

For those who want to tear this movie apart, you are missing the joy of watching an entertaining movie.

Stunning and amazing underworld and of course Jason Momoa was super !

Bad directing and bad script make this 2 and a half hour cliche feat unbearable.

People must love boring.

The story was painfully predictable.

The worst movie ever if you see anyone that give this 10 points it must be his first movie.

When a "horror" movie can make me fall asleep, it's an epic fail...

Although Momoa gives us a good Aquaman, Patrick Wilson gives us a (yawn) boring main antagonist.

People actually yell "ooh eee aw" when landing from a fallVillian to hero: "I've been waiting for this day to come"Cliche rooftop chase sceneHero saves random child from falling object.

The movie is moderately enjoyable and I think most people will agree.

So many bad lines, so many holes in the plot, so much content crammed in that they forgot to mention some of it, so many pointless bit of action, and at leat 20 mins too long.

The film is already confusing enough, with people not believing Atlantis exist, despite that there has two alien invasions, an goddess running around, and a enchantress attack.

Being direct, "Aquaman" is incredible for those who seek to have fun or for those who praise cliche heroism.

I rate Aquaman 6.5. It is watchable and entertaining at most parts...

Then add confusion to the mix and too many battles.

I think this was to please the younger audience (since the jokes were both childish and predictable)One aspect I loved was the ocean throwing out its garbage.

Really cringy dialogue throughout, bad cgi to the point that it just looks like they are standing in front of a green screen most of the time and just overall a really boring slow movie.

it was fascinating .

Great fun film - With Good lead actors - Great underwater scenes and action packed Looks prime for a sequel ?

It looks great, it's visually stunning and well-acted, but it's a bit of a tedious experience.

This has to be one of thd worst movies i've ever watched.

stunning graphics and thrilling story

fun & enjoyable movie.

Puddleman is surprisingly entertaining .

Worst movie I've seen in a long time .

I am almost certain that if the CGI had been great, it would have changed my vision regarding the picture as a whole, but to me it was entertaining nonetheless.

Much of what is enjoyable about this movie can be attributed to the charisma of Jason Mamoa who plays Arthur Curry/Aquaman - the first Polynesian superhero.

Generic and boring.

This movie is boring, has some of the worst CGI I've ever seen in a movie that costs this much and has the stupid wannabe Marvel "comedy" that falls flat much more often than it works.

The visual, actions, characters, & message of the movie can make it 10/10 but movie is little bit boring (I mean this movie need more funny things or anti mainstream jokes).

Overall I think it's worth the watch.

Too much cliché .

Leaving the action on one side, I think that the rest of the film during the moments when nobody is fighting, are then, boring, full of dialogues and performances that sincerely do not contribute anything to the importance we have on these characters.

Aquaman's visuals/VFX were a stunning sight to witness and were surprisingly well done.

I guess movies like this get made because of the profits to the studios and the investors, regardless of how trite these over the top superhero films have become.

Very Entertaining .

Boring and you wish you can die .

Other than those inconsistencies it a good movie, i did enjoyed it.

This also makes the movie more entertaining as a result.

A wheezing, sickly bore .


Completely uninteresting and sometimes ridiculous .

There's no story, no real conflict just lots of special effects.

If you want the worst kind of cheesy and cliche, watch Battlefield L.

Don't waste your time on this movie.

Hopefully, the sequel is more entertaining.

I suppose we've so many stunning visuals in cinema over the years that unless it's ground-breaking we won't be off our seats.

I also probably would have enjoyed it more if dolphins dubbed in all the dialogue.

A total waste of time and money .

Boring and a total cheesefest.

Boring, incredibly underwhelming experience.

Very enjoyable.

Sadly, a lot of the corny exposition given throughout the movie is highly repetitive.

Enjoyable movie .

Honestly enjoyed it more than some of the other hero movies that came out previously.

DId I fall asleep.

The film was in sum, incredible and breathtaking.

Unappealing plot and such a waste of time.

I walked out of the theater with a big smile on my face and I'd more than gladly see the film again.

Waste of Time .

It's patchy and weirdly paced, with parts that have too much pointless detail while other sections rush ahead and ruin the moment or just execute it poorly.

The only problem is the villains and supporting cast are more boring than him.

First of all, I think it was an unexpected film.

Terible movie, poor acting, awful CGI, boring plotline .

It had good action and really good effects But it was way too long and Ocean Master was a generic villian and Black Manta was way better written and would have been a way better villain for the movie.

Feels Like a TV Show - Don't Waste Your Time .

When he grows up, Arthur is convinced by stunning redhead Atlantean Mera (Heard) to claim his rightful place as king of Atlantis in order to prevent a battle between the sea folk and the land dwellers.

Awesome actors, Confusing storyline .

Corny, predictable, boring, cgi dependant rubbish .

Over all it was entertaining and no boring momens!


If you are looking for a fun action packed movie THIS IS IT!!

The visual effects were so breathtaking.

However, the storyline was a bit confusing.

I was bored out of my mind.

Some of the side characters got a bit irritating and the film took a predictable path towards the end but it was still well worth the watch.

The thing is children shows like Peppa Pig (I watch it with my 3 years old nephew) or Ladybug (I watch it with my 6 years old niece) are hundred million times more mature and more suspenseful than the average superhero movie.

What makes the film passably entertaining is that director James Wan throws astonishing amounts of action at the wall, and much of it sticks (though not always together).

Such a bad writing, everything was too banal and chaotic.

I do hope that there is a sequel, as this is a fun movie that drowned my low expectations, and I want some more action packed and watery goodness.

In the meantime, our antagonist is acceptable; the action reinforces well its ideals and brings to the fore that, in the end, it is not only an opposition to the others, but, yes, someone who does not understand or accepts facts; being minimally humanized in its choices and slightly different from what we are accustomed to, even though it is completely cliché and having almost nonexistent development, I believe that at least we have a potential for continuation.

The Black Panther movie is rated much higher because or that, i mean compare both movies, which one was much more breathtaking?

Visually Stunning!.

Boring and fell asleep.

Some of the visual ideas are breathtaking, the CGI is incredible and Jason mamoa and amber heard have charisma to spare, unfortunately what they have to work with is a script not even worthy of a bad B movie and a storyline so hackneyed and obvious it will literally make you groan in places.

It was enjoyable .

Fun, exciting and visually stunning .

but it was enjoyable..

The movie really is stunning.

Pathetic characters , warned out plot, boring fight scenes.

The movie was boring.

It was so predictable.

"Aquaman" is a stunning miracle; the most visually oddball and mesmerizing big-budget superhero film the world has ever seen.

It's entertaining if you can look past it's stupidity and put your brain on autopilot.

At the end of the day a movie is supposed to be entertaining.

Cliche after cliche make this film completely and utterly cringeworthy.

I love the setup and the structure of it, but for every unpredictable moment there is, there's always a predictable one.

Many viewers are hating this movie based on their personal opinions like bad story, few superstars, Jason Momoa's bad acting, slow SFX etc. It is true that just like tipical Marvel or DC movies, the count of superstars are very less in this movie and that didn't made this movie bad in my view.

As of right now, the main plot is kinda thin, bland, and generic.

'Aquaman' never loses steam; there's no weak third act (at least in my opinion); the wondrous discoveries and beautiful, unexpected designs and creatures keep coming until the very end.

Overrated Bore .

I watch 90 minutes, then I got so bored that stopped watching.

Stupid , no script, no characters, wast of money .

Great: Visuals (costumes, set pieces, and sfx primarily)Good: Momoa & the final actAverage: Ocean Master & Black Manta, Sound editing, and KidmanBad: Patrick WilsonAwful: Plot (convoluted and illogical), Almost all Dialogue (simple, stereotypical, and contrived)I personally have not seen a film with such a massive gap in quality between the visuals and writing.

Don't waste your time .

From new creatures, to the predictable jump scares, to the over the top music, they flooded the screen with one thing after another.

not because it was an amazing example of American cinema, but because it was the worst movie I have ever seen.

Wonder Woman was a huge improvement for DC and I had high hopes that this would learn from those lessons, but IMHO we're back to weak story, characters I don't ever get asked to care about, terrible pacing, disjointed and jumpy transition between acts, and a terrible script.

However it is a damn enjoyable movie romp.

The story takes every cliche you've ever seen in an action adventure film and marries it with Superheroes.

The dialogue is very boring there is nothing entertaining about it.

Bland mushy effects.

Cringy dialogue, cringy close ups and cringy delivery makes Aquaman a laughably defective but still somehow entertaining few hours.

I fell asleep 3 times trying to get through this movie.

The two villains have quite compelling background and convincing motives.

The dialogue is pathetic at times and a lot of the action scenes feel way too long and only made to fill out time and mask a lack of substance.

One of the worst movies I have ever seen .

as popular superheroes as Superman, Batman and Spider-man - this movie was below average - horrible shiny colorful suits - continuity errors, immensely predictable and done to death with story line, childish humor, high pitched noisy sound almost throughout the entire movie - the production, the script and the direction all seemed lazy.

Overall, the movie was boring.

Even if my voice is shaking, I dare say it is the most eye-catching, wildly stunning sci-fi show I have seen into a big-impact Hollywood production since James Cameron's "Avatar," visually speaking.

The introductory scene to The Aquaman character is breathtaking.

Story is pretty much predictable but they packed it in a fun way it is enjoyable to watch.

DC have such a wealth of characters and stoeylines to choose from but with the exception of wonderwoman, have really dropped the ball in a lot of areas Dont waste your money buying this film just wait for it to come out on freeview Such a shame as this film could have been awesome given the £160m budget!!

The movie despite of having a running time of 2 1/2 hr, never seems boring or dull maybe because of its energetic tone, tight screenplay, great CGI, decent characters and predictable story line.

If it wasnt as long, I probably would have enjoyed it a lot more.

Wan's direction keeps things in motion even though the narrative lacks a consistent flow and he's at his best during the thrilling Trench segment that may be the film's only highlight.

The story was too predictable and writing of the characters was weak.. though the visuals were one of the good parts.

James Wan certainly produced a better enjoyable DC film than the previous ones in the line.

Even with these flaws I think the positives still outweigh the negatives and it's still a fun and entertaining movie overall and visually beautiful to watch and more light-hearted than all the other DC movies I've seen, I thoroughly enjoyed Aquaman a lot from start to finish, and I would even go so far as to say that I think this is one of the better superhero movies I've ever watched!

Big dumb ho hum .

There are some boring scenes where people are talking too much and when action is starting the scene is overcrowded and it's very hard to fallow the plot.

The majority of the acting was unbearable even my guy Momoa.

Nevertheless, I'm willing to dip into uncharted waters and say, this movie is whale of a time worth watching, even if its story is just a small drop in the ocean that didn't sail smoothly.

Fast paced with a lot of action and highly enjoyable.

'Aquaman' is visually stunning!

One of the worst movies I've seen in a long time.

It's certainly better than many of DC's dark and dreary superhero movies, a visually impressive treat for the eyes (and I'm not just talking about Amber Heard in her green skintight costume!

It was a very enjoyable, good action good villain (Black Manta) good effects and a bit too long

This is one of the most entertaining films I've ever seen in recent memory, and it's a huge step up from the previously mentioned films.

Cheesy, contrived, cliché mess .

So what I am saying is we need movies to be entertaining.

Also, visually entertaining and Jason Momoa did great.

The story was completely predictable from minute one.

A really expensive and visually stunning joke, which isn't entirely a bad thing .

All in all this film is beyond entertaining and anyone can have a good time seeing it.

Just after 10 mins into the movie I was feeling so bored and asleep, it was a torture chamber for me.

Trite .

This is one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

Weak script, plot seemed really forced and predictable, action scenes were exactly what I expected with a DC movie (i.

I am glad I didn't pay to see this , even watching it for free I felt ripped off, I was bored and unimpressed , that all I have to say , what a waste considering how good it could have been, SCRIPT you must have a good script , its basic

Its enjoyable to watch with actionpacked scenes.

In addition, the film has a rather pointless subplot centering on Black Manta seeking revenge towards Aquaman, and it barely has much connection to the progression of the film as a whole.

too much hype, very slow and gets boring sometimesit's a typical masala Hollywood movie

A couple of the battle scenes were ok, but the most entertaining parts of the rest of the movie were spotting the differences in William Dafoes man-buns.

This is a good movie and is worth watching.

The entire cast is MEH, the plot is absolutely boring, the dialogue is cringy AF.

The scenes are shot beautifully and the underwater world looks really stunning.

This film had every cliché moment and cheesy line in the book.

Ignore the desensitized, crybaby bores that have no imagination.

There were no laggy, over-drawn out sequences, it was interesting visuals and effects.

Oh please such a waste of my precious time.

Very enjoyable overall .

But when a whole movie is over the top CGI it quickly gets tiresome.

---Story--- It has every possible cliché you can think of.

Summary: A fresh and entertaining take on Aquaman's origin story.

Super cliche everything story wise.

My partner and son enjoyed it lol.

I never write reviews on imdb, but don't waste your time and money on this one.

The film was entertaining.

A complete waste of time .

The fact that Jason Momoa is a badass, snarky, and overall entertaining actor to watch in the role speaks to their awareness of "image management.

Became a bore

Thirdly, the story is very predictable and there are no twists or interesting elements.

The visuals are stunning.

Entertaining .


I just wonder why Hollywood cannot make a blockbuster movie with a good and intriguing story.

The moments of "triumph" are so contrived and hokey that the obligatory orchestral score which swells up on cue is downright embarrassing to sit through.

Thankfully, I was able to fast forwarded most of the pointless battle scenes

All in all, I loved the movie, even the villian was actually interesting which is not the case in every movie, and ofc there is also the Atlantis world that was so stunning, I just loved it, and all of the underwater world was shown brilliantly I don't remember a movie that had such pictures and imaginative scenes since Avatar.

Some of the scenes looked great, especially on the big screen, and the few witty moments were delivered well from Momoa but I found the core of the plot to be predictable and a bit annoying in places.

There were some visually interesting scenes otherwise it was as ridiculous and banal as Wonder Woman, Black Panther, Venom etc. etc.It's unfair to the cast & crew (apart from the decision makers) who work their behinds off in trying to make the trite formula work albeit in vain...

All CGI no story .

If you actually liked this movie, there is something slow about you.

Fights are boring and too long.

Latest addition to the DCEU is chock-full of conventional elements like action, globe-trotting adventure, romance, and cheeky humor (much of which you can see coming a mile away) yet somehow still manages to be engaging thanks to effective casting, a spectacular view of the aquatic world, and a good decision by director Wan to never take things too seriously.

In short, this is a flawed but extremely enjoyable movie that does Aquaman justice.

Black Mamba demonstrates an interesting potential, however, it is forgotten and used in a confusing way, being a simplistic opposition to the main objective and appearing at random as a script convenience.

cliche and preachy storyline .

Major disappointment and frankly just plain boring...

Needless to say that the CGI and special effects also had a major role in making it a visually astounding and enjoyable movie.

Total garbage waste of time wish i never even tried to watch this tripe

The visuals, the storyline, the acting, the humor name is breathtaking.

Younger brother storyline was kind bland aka his motivation for wanting war was meh,something people cant relate to at all.

Boring, insanely over-the-top CGI, and bad dialogue.

The visual effects & CGI were stunning, I really don't understand why some of the negative reviews would say the visuals were "horrible" because they're not at all, the visuals were so spectacular and beautiful & top notch and so realistic, they're some of the best visuals I have ever seen in any movie, even better than the visuals in most of the MCU movies.

Initially I was a little bit hesitant about the movie, but it turns out that director James Wan actually managed to turn the written material of David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, Will Beall and Geoff Johns into something truly entertaining and enjoyable.

My daughter and I kinda looked at each other during hokey parts and were bored.

This is like a bad overly long and boring episode of the power rangers.

Like any marvel movies it was enjoyable.

The bad: 1) globally average and predictable scenario which does not hold water (ha...

Unwatchable .

Stay home Save your money and your time...

The majority of the pivotal points of the movie were very cliche.

It's no fault of Jason Momoa's that this movie is bad, honestly I feel sorry for everyone involved in the making of this cheesy, cliche, poorly written film.

This film is worth watching if you're a film student whom needs to know what not to do.

The lines are lame the humor attempts are cliche and not funny in the least I also felt a bit childish like some executive let their son help with the writing cause its that shallow and the only thing that is funny about it is the costumes and .

Very enjoyable .

Now, the story was generic, the pacing was off, the dialogue was more cheesy then it needed to be.

The film is predictable at time, and has quite a few cliches, but even with a hard to follow setup (or hard to watch, depending on how you look at it) Aquaman leaves you cheering at the end by a pure sense of an underdog story line.

Boring poor DC .

The music score is horrendous and made felt like a 90's action movie The costume design made it feel like a reallt over budget power rangers episode The cast overall id say was well chosen but no matter how good they were, they couldnt save the souless and predictable script from leaving us cringing every few minutes.

don't go and see them, go and watch something slower and boring, something easier to follow.

A Visually-Stunning Bore .

Where do I start, enough colouring and flashing scenes to murder an epileptic, corny lines and seriously predictable montages.

Which was a very impressive accomplishment in my opinion, and it really made the movie all the more intense and enjoyable to sit through.

That goes for all of them as this movie has zero character development, other than the cliché maturation of the protagonist.

One of the WORST movies I've ever seen .

Stunning visuals, not a moment of bore, frenzy pace and a "coolness factor" turned up to eleven.

Stunning visual effects and costume design, Jason Momoa is Aquaman.

But the main issue, which makes this movie unwatchable without at least 4 cans of beer, is the fact that its linear as hell, there are 0 unpredictable plot twists, from the beginning of the movie (or even from trailers) you for sure know how its going to end.

Just boring.

One of the most boring films I've ever seen.

Utterly mind blowing in every way- sure the story is cliched and old as stories.

The story was 100% predictable.

A simplistic cartoon of a story, with shallow, two-dimensional villains and predictable cardboard cut-out heroes, speaking painfully-feeble dialogue between the frequent and overblown fight scenes.

A completely predictable storyline, a predictable villain that was not very villainess.

It's no secret that the DC Extended Universe went from bad to worse within American comic book film landscape; diabolically histrionic, unnecessarily drawn-out, fiercely dark, overly serious; whatever the dilemma may be, Walter Hamada, the new president of DC-based film production after legends Geoff Johns and Jon Berg stepped down in early 2018, had to move quickly and wisely his cards after "Justice League"'s inglorious financial outcome and poorly critics' response.

No story at all.

It's cliché, corny, has too much CG, too many colors, is weirdly paced, so many explosions and screams and a childish plot...

Save your money .

Some say that there were cliches and it was predictable, well yeah what did you expect?

Dont know why they bothered using actors for it, the entire movie was basically CGI , most boring movie of 2018!

A cliché story saved by CGI .

It was truly a delightful colorful exciting movie.

Cheesy and boring story line.

we didn't get to know them, because of bad writing and too many fight scenesthe cliches- you can get drunk everytime you notice a cliche stolen from other movies in this one.

It's a fast paced, thrilling adventure that puts the DCEU back on track!

The cast do their very best, whilst being saddled with some uninspiring dialogue, especially many of the Atlantean characters who just sound unintentionally (I'm sure) pompous.

Poorly written and cliche .

Fast forward and Aquaman is born and his mother is dragged away by some angry Aquaworld police in space uniforms.

I love this type of action movie (fantasy) and this one, though enjoyable, didn't meet my standards at all.

Waste of time if popcorn was not eaten.

Very entertaining .

That being said, I also found it entertaining.

It's way too long.


It's all a bit silly but still immensely entertaining and rather inventive.

Trite dialogue and a stereotypical plot line, lots of mindless action and I'd have expected better from some of the actors who were in the film.

The storyline is very predictable and the acting was really bad.

In fact, the CGI/live action mix for both woman fights are nearly seemless and very enjoyable.

Visuals: The visuals and graphics works are stunning.

It is long and boring.

There are great movies within this line of story (superheroes) and this one isn't as funny, as exciting nor as beautiful.

For all the highs and lows Aquaman was quite enjoyable to me; more than I thought was possible.

My wife fell asleep and I really want my time and money back.

but this was BORING!

The writing is poor, the screenplay is poor, the cgi is fantastic, the acting is bland, and the movie lacks any memorable moments except for the eye candy fight near the end of the movie.

I'm glad I went because I enjoyed it a LOT.

The movie was fun, action packed and the CGI was amazing!

It makes for a muddled and confusing cinema experience and dulls the sparkle of the attractive and talented cast.

The movie was well made, it had great rhythm, entertaining till the end.

Wan and his team created an entirely unique aquatic world for us, certainly embellished by Don Burgess, which is over-the-top, dazzling and exciting, absorbent and carefully designed, is pure visual ecstasy crowded with creatures, altered animals, Atlantic beasts and, why not, an octopus playing the drums.

The pointless CGI, Heard's horrible wig, all the fairy tale characters that seek to show us how they are superior to people on the surface who have grown up reading about single dimensional characters like them, the predictability that one can find in children stories only.

Jason Momoa is charming, but literally all dialogues and the plot are flat/predictable/generic.

but it was enjoyable anyway.

The movie is certainly like a live-action cartoon, and though sinks initially holds on to its grandiose bravado enough to become entertaining with the help of an underwater mishmash of medieval and scifi that works .

Nonetheless, this was a movie I thoroughly enjoyed, as it was fast paced, had great visuals, and signalled hope for the DCU.

Some of the visuals are impressive but its a 95% CGI movie and despite the sheer amount of onscreen action its neither engaging or exciting.

Great special effects and lots of action with a decent predictable plot.

Marvel, DC, doesn't matter; they're fun, they're slick, good acting and action, and compelling stories.

Aquaman is a flat and one-dimensional character with a predictable journey, which is fine.

Has a very power rangers style approach to the wardrobe, the cg is crude in parts, the plot is basic and predictable.

So I was surprised and a little disappointed when I fell asleep twice.

Save your money and ditch this movie.

Moreover, crummy CGIs and digital aquarium sequences weakened the plot clearness to the certain extent and made it boring.

When series are getting some budget and do a great job entertaining me.

This is easily the most enjoyable film in the DCEU.

it jumps all over the place, it has every single super-hero cliche possible and a ton of things just dont make, they just dont.

This film was very entertaining, effects, story and acting (Although ropey/cheesy sometimes).

Totally unbearable.

Enjoyable .

Besides that, this film is definitely the best I've seen from DC in recent memory, and while it's no Batman movie with Christian Bale or even "Wonder Woman" for that matter, it still has more than enough to stand on it's own, and that's why I definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to see a fun, goofy, and stunning film, as this has all of that in spades.

Can be moderately entertaining only if you completely switch off your brain.

The story was predictable.

But, man, was that story lame and cliché.

Humour was below average, action sequences were boring and the scenes would just cut off and not merge into one another.

Bad choice of actors, boring story, costumes & special effects all about.. .

Way too long for what it really is.

Trash and Cliche .

Started off ok, but quickly turned into an over CGI'ed dull movie with terrible acting.

So its enjoyable to watch...

A linear but enjoyable storytelling that isn't convoluted with exposition heavy dialogues nor peppered with the 90's laugh track.

The story is generic and boring.

Props to DC for including every conceivable cliche in this movie, combined with terrible dialogue and writing.

Some of the most cliche and hackneyed dialogue ever to grace a movie.

Horrific dialogue: cheesy, contrived and often cringe-worthy.

Very very Cheesy, more cliché's than I could handle.

My kids enjoyed it though.

Literally walked out of the theater.

The problem with all those superheroes flicks and their spin-offs is the fact that most flicks are way too long and do have a mediocre storyline.

Ridiculous but surprisingly enjoyable.

Want to know how uninspiring Aquaman is?

I thought it'll be a good movie but it was very boring and poor dialogue!

First the bad: It's way too long, that desert scene was really trash, some music choices were questionable to say the least.

I expected a lot more from this film, but it was truly terrible, almost every line was a clichè that you just wouldn't expect in 2019, complete lack of depth or excitement - a complete waste of time.

Poor crap boring turned the movie off after 20 minutes yawn

Definitely worth watching a couple of times.

I actually giggled during over the top cliche script moments and that's not good.

CGI Treat, Predictable Story, Good Movie!!.

the jokes are so bad and this movie is a predictable mess.

Sound stage is wide and energetic making for a truly exciting surround sound experience.

Save your money!

As the movie went on, I found myself bored a times and able to predict scenes fairly consistently.

However, what made Aquaman extra enjoyable to me is that it does not fight the culture war, except for a soft jibe at polluting the oceans.

Many stories at same time , nothing happening , no homo , after 2h everything happend in 5 min and end.

We didn't even finish watching it because it was boring, and I could care less about any of the characters.

All the slow mo.. The terrible jokes...

Sadly, with Aquaman, what I spotted was the movies flaws: how really banal the dialogue is, how bad the acting is and how preposterous the plot is.

What I saw was a poorly executed, formulaic, underdeveloped film that did not deliver.

A wheezing, confused and sickly bore.

Just another heroe's bore for a more or less brain-dead audience.

Then came another boring film dawn of justice and pathetic suicide squad.

Boring .

Spoiler alert, this movie is terrible and i fell asleep twice watching it!

Complete waste of my time and a waste of money for the people who produced it or pay to see it.

acting was bad , writing trite...

Aquaman is just a boring,utterly overrated teen targeted CGI on steroids cliche collection.

Jason Mamoa did a decent job capturing this new take on the classic stodgy King of the Seas.

A bit like Black Panther the film is rooted in Hamlet and when it sticks to its royal drama structure it is compelling.

), does lift the movie out of the normal, bland, macho bravado dialogue and action that takes place as our hero battles his way from one perilous incident to the next.

A waste of two and a half hours of your life

An entertaining good movie .

One of the scenes that I felt particularly stunning was that the male and female protagonists encountered many monsters in the trench kingdom.

Please there must be Aquaman 2 please, i enjoyed it a lot wow wow wow

Had it been a better film that kept me on the edge of my seat in excitement, I wouldn't even have noticed but this felt like all the epic grandeur of a Star Wars adventure minus the thrills and excitement, and that risks the onset of boredom.

The story was so predictable it's crazy.

On the surface is everything you want from a popcorn movie: big fights that makes you yawn, sexy topless superhero, sibling rivalry, silly villains with crappy plans, awkward moment of comedy.

This is one of the most entertaining movies you will find .

Aquaman is text book formulaic and reminded me of a combination of Gladiator, Star Wars and Finding Nemo - lol.

Beautiful - Action Packed - Emotional Ride .

The camera angles were unimaginative, the lighting was contrived and distracting.

Just awful and uninspiring.

I literally walked out on this.

It's a really uninspired, boring, borderline senseless story.

I want to say first that this movie is visually stunning!

Don't waste your money .

People who write screen plays know one thing, how to make a boring movie.

This is the 2nd best DCEU movie for me, with all the intense storyline and awesome underwatee CGI.

all in all the characters are without soul and sense, all in all it was a waste of time under water, where everybody can talk and shake out their hair and if you fight down there it's like up in the air, so the only difference is your hair will be flying and this makes it look like a roughed up version of the mermaid meets star wars meets the lego movie without lego figures.


Maybe he is excellent in that, but he is unwatchable in Aquaman, delivering his lines in a contrived, shallow manner.

It is predictable in every sense.

Once again - it was a good well made entertaining movie.

The script, however far from being a wonder, is very predictable and simple, can impress.

Aquaman is the embodiment of a superhero movie, buffed up protagonist, lots of special effects, plenty of fisticuffs, and most importantly very predictable.

This may be one of the worst movies I've ever seen!

Worst of all, this whole film was predictable.

The movie was entertaining and well made.

I found Mera to enjoyable to watch, despite the controversies surrounding the actress's personal life.

I'll be honest: I laughed multiple times throughout the movie after *crazy events* because it was SO predictable....

Save your money and wait for it on some streaming service so you can fast forward right through the movie and also then save time.

100% Cheese 100% cliche 100% Heart .

Aquaman, the character, is at least engaging and charming.

So much of the same crash and burn CGI as in many other prior Marvel films it is quite frankly a bore.

I enjoyed it so much.

"), the plot is disjointed and aloof.

Simply boring .

Such a cliche .

Finally a good movie from DC - light, action packed and the underwater scenes are beautifully made.

The dialogues are so stupid and pretentious, and frankly the protagonist is this big guy who never learn how to act.

Tacky & ridiculous but entertaining .

However, the plot was weak, the acting was far from perfect and aside from the occasional surprise, the 2 ½ hour movie was fairly predictable.


Fascinating movie with stunning underwater effects and amazing performances by Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman and all cast.

It can be said that "Amber Heard" does not shine or cause fascination, because her character is very superficial, which possibly hindered her performance (coloring the tedious is difficult).

Visually stunning colors and creatures with a "fast furious" action tempo.

I was so glad when it was finished and wish I'd left 5 minutes into the movie.

Much like Jason and Amber, this movie is very pretty to look at, but ultimately boring and a waste of time.

Fantastic action scenes, Mamoa's endless supply of fresh charisma, a compelling villain, a romance that feels genuine, what else could you ask for??

- But as Ryan Coogler diligently proposed to make a stand against racism, politics, Hollywood's diversity and some other highly important social matters, Wan loosens up and never takes the material too seriously; it's simple: a silly, funny, over-the-top fantasy actioner with two specific purposes on its mind: a message of solving your problems peacefully and an act of redemption for DC; its fuzzy proceedings are what makes it so enjoyable, so strangely magnetic and carefreely brilliant.

predictable from start to finish, boring 2d characters, plot holes, and flat acting.

When Arthur's dad save his mom fron the sea, I know exactly what gonna happen yeah basic thing they get married etc.the story is sort of predictable no brainer.


The script might have been written by a 7 year old, the plot was so thin and unbelievably predictable.

Spectacular effects sunk by a predictable and cliched plot.

Slow down the speedy, soulless banter and get some good actors to carry the scenes.

Trash lame cheap cliche .

I felt the "big bad's" were a bit disappointing and the plot was really predictable, but it was still entertaining and a decent superhero movie.

Atlantic Empire that is empty .

The plot, if you can even call it that, is hard to follow, there's too much extra information, and there's many 'plot' holes.

A very enjoyable time at the movies

In the interest of full disclosure though - I walked out of Avatar because I thought it was ridiculous and unwatchable as well, so take my opinion with a grain of salt if that is your kind of movie.

But not just the worst superhero movie I've seen in a while, but the worst movie in general I've seen in a while.

Yawn every 20 minutes .


Agenda, propaganda, the things that pollute Martian, Wooden Woman, Nibber Panther, Zootopia, Frozen - they are the first and foremost things that inhibit the suspension of disbelief.

) Its ridiculously action packed, with insane CGI effects, funny, tender, and just goes from strength to strength.

Don't waste your money, don't waste time.

Save ur money, save ur time, save ur eyes this is a complete waste of money.

Despite its cliched storyline and hit or miss characters, Aquaman might be the most entertaining DCEU venture next to Shazam, although this one is more entertaining from how nutty it all is.

The story is predictable.