AQUAMAN Social Media Reactions Are In And They Point To A Fun, Weird, Marvel Style Movie
With just weeks to go until Aquaman is released in theaters, those lucky enough to have seen the movie have shared their reactions on social media and it sounds like it may be up there with Wonder Woman...
There are a lot of keywords being thrown around so far, including "fun" and the typical "best movie ever!" responses you'd expect from those lucky enough to see a movie like this weeks in advance.
We also get the inevitable comparisons to Marvel Studios movies, and it definitely sounds like this is Warner Bros.' most Marvel-lous DC Comics adaptation to date. That's not necessarily a bad thing, of course, but it's bound to get comic book fans talking over the coming weeks as we wait for reviews to surface.
Ultimately, it definitely sounds as if Aquaman is a hit, even if it is a little strange in places, a tad overlong, and heavy on 80s style action and cheese (if those are the biggest complaints, we really don't have that much to worry about with this one).
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Excited I can now say how much I enjoyed #Aquaman! It's a cool adventure built on some tremendous action sequences and set pieces, with a great hero arc/performance from Jason Momoa as the glue. There's fun world building, and it looks wonderful. A great step for the DCEU. pic.twitter.com/Z5iPdilMIR— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) November 26, 2018
Chalk up a big, wet win for DC. @creepypuppet’s #Aquaman is an epic, swing-for-the-fences adventure that plunges fans into incredibly creative worlds. Goofy in spots, but it's rollicking fun. See it on the biggest screen possible! pic.twitter.com/ahODJ4mJAI— Sean O'Connell (@Sean_OConnell) November 26, 2018
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#Aquaman is a stunning spectacle and Jason Momoa is a blast to watch from beginning to end.— John Spartan Nguyen (@JohnSpartan300) November 26, 2018
Saw #Aquaman before thanksgiving and had a week to think about it. It's flawed, but fun. Momoa and Patrick Wilson are absolute gems. Most of all, the movie is just flat out insane. I can't believe how big, creative, and crazy it gets. Gotta see it again! pic.twitter.com/m2oRbHVtu9— Rogue The Pilgrims Were Assholes Cheddar (@RogueCheddar) November 26, 2018
#Aquaman was an absolute blast, from the charm of Momoa's Arthur Curry, to the spectacular visuals to the fun that it was clear that everyone was having. It was exactly what I was hoping for and I can't wait to see it again! I'll give you more details when I'm allowed! pic.twitter.com/FyeczAJJIJ— Jenna Busch (@JennaBusch) November 26, 2018
Aquaman is a blast from start to finish, with beautifully directed action sequences, spectacular CGI and cinematography, great performances from Jason Momoa and Amber Heard, a fantastic soundtrack and overall...FUN! @creepypuppet absolutely knocks it out of the park! #Aquaman pic.twitter.com/0yRfxBGGgE— Shaurya Chawla (@_ShauryaChawla) November 26, 2018
#Aquaman is great. James Wan made a really unique super hero origin film, often crossing into fantasy-epic territory, but grounded in family and discovery.— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) November 26, 2018
The world is visually incredible. Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry is a total bad-ass. @yahya and @patrickwilson73 stand out! pic.twitter.com/2IvDCEq7VU
There were moments where I felt #Aquaman might be running a little long but it has SO much to unpack in building its own isolated world.— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) November 26, 2018
Huge, epic, unique, and stylish action-sequences balance the heavy exposition.
Movie isn't out yet but I want more from Wan, Momoa, & co.
#AQUAMAN is an absolute blast! James Wan creates a thrilling story & makes a worthy entry in the DCEU— ComicBook Debate (@ComicBookDebate) November 26, 2018
Full of spectacle & highlighted by creatures of the abyss, Wan creates an engaging adventure. The heart/emotion of the film resonated most, amplified by strong cast performances pic.twitter.com/GVj7tnO51o
Fighting back the tide of DC negativity, #Aquaman is a lot of fun and brilliantly shot. It's not without its flaws, yet Jason Momoa is a charismatic lead and it very much feels like a @creepypuppet movie. Check back on @digitalspy on December 11 for the full review. pic.twitter.com/LyD8Pfy84d— Digital Spy (@digitalspy) November 26, 2018
Aquaman is a breathtakingly beautiful, weird, badass, FUN idea of a modern superhero fantasy (anime) and makes zero apologies. Second half's one cheer/laugh after another.— Andrew Dyce (@andrewbdyce) November 26, 2018
Imagine '80s Schwarzenegger starring in "Hideo Kojima's AVATAR" and you're most of the way there. #Aquaman pic.twitter.com/nmZYjcUm5q
#Aquaman is ... good! It's certainly greater than the sum of its parts. It's chock full of ridiculous elements but it’s all so inherently bonkers that you’d have to be an utter killjoy to not get caught up in it pic.twitter.com/VV5PMGT9er— Jim Vejvoda (@JimVejvoda) November 26, 2018
Aquaman is a big, fun, wild ride. It’s unabashedly melodramatic and over the top with the largest, most ambitious sense of scale imaginable. Parts of it are kind of bad but they are not the majority and, oddly, still fit in with the cartoony tone. 2nd best DCU movie. YEEEAAHH! pic.twitter.com/3GLlK3uQJ3— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) November 26, 2018
#Aquaman is the most ambitious DC movie to date -- a big, sprawling visual spectacle that is gorgeous, crazy, stuffed with terrific action, and a lot of fun to watch. James Wan, in my opinion, is the true star - he elevates the material, makes it entertaining and conquers it. pic.twitter.com/gDFjiAWICA— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) November 26, 2018
🔱 #Aquaman is better than expected. Feels like a Marvel phase one movie, in a good way. It’s at its best when it’s having fun and not taking itself too seriously. Black Manta is great villain that comic book fans will love. Some truly spectacular one shots and good action. pic.twitter.com/aTnc1QWk66— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) November 26, 2018
#Aquaman was outstanding. James Wan definitely loves the character and brings audiences one of the most unique super hero origin films in years. Tonally it strikes the right line! Feeling very similar to Sam Rami’s Spider-Man— Jordan Samuel (@JordanESamuel) November 26, 2018
#Aquaman is over the top fun! A perfect balance of cheesy humor & action. James Wan shows his skill as a director & puts his mark on DC in a big way. Momoa is perfectly charming & brings Aquaman out of the shadows to stand alongside the greats like #WonderWoman @aquamanmovie pic.twitter.com/ySM7Tn8nkl— Ashley Menzel (@AshleyGMenzel) November 26, 2018
#Aquaman is the best DC movie since The Dark Knight.@creepypuppet delivers a swashbuckling epic full of big emotion, gorgeous undersea visuals, exciting action, and lots of laughs.— Tom Jorgensen (@Tom_Jorgensen) November 26, 2018
WB should be handing the DCEU reins to James Wan, he's proven he can, ahem, right the ship. pic.twitter.com/4hjxdmNLDf
Short & sweet reaction to #Aquaman is that I loved it. It’s a comic book movie through & through with great action, iconic moments & visual spectacle to spare. Momoa makes the character his own & Wan honors the traditional aspects, but elevates it to the modern era. It’s a blast.— Paul Shirey (@arcticninjapaul) November 26, 2018
I’ll take some heat for this, but #Aquaman is the best Marvel movie that DC has made. That doesn’t mean it’s exactly like that formula, but it feels like a film that knows what it is, what it’s selling and who it’s selling to. There’s no identity crisis here.— Paul Shirey (@arcticninjapaul) November 26, 2018
Against all odds, I really dug #Aquaman, which offers thrills chills and a whole lotta adventure for the whole family! Also the president of the United States is a demonstrably evil racist and there appears to be nothing we can do about that! See it on the biggest screen possible— Scott Wampler™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) November 26, 2018
I’ve seen @creepypuppet ‘s @aquamanmovie and it’s one terrific adventure. #JasonMamoa and #AmberHeard are fantastic together, both bringing a ton of humor. This is good stuff! It also happens to be gorgeous to look at! Check out @arcticninjapaul ‘s full review @joblocom soon! pic.twitter.com/YQ8AhwD26c— Jïmm¥†ð†hêð (@JimmytotheO) November 26, 2018
#Aquaman is a buckwild movie which is honestly both good and bad in (almost) equal measure. If nothing else, it looks great and it's completely unafraid to just go for it, which I appreciate in it.— Meg Downey (@rustypolished) November 26, 2018
It also features maybe one of the most hilarious (and hilariously non sequitur)music cues I've ever seen in a movie, superhero or otherwise, which...I mean, you'll know it exactly when you hear it.— Meg Downey (@rustypolished) November 26, 2018
Is it my favorite DCEU movie? Visually, yes. There are shots in this film that are friggin' magnificent. I also think Wan's action scenes - and the way he shoots them - are up there w/ the best of DC so far. Definitely Momoa's best role and performance to date, too.— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) November 26, 2018
Third act battle that doesn’t devolve into the typical comic book movie blah trap, and is surprisingly ambitious. A lot of the aspects I didn’t like can probably be traced back to decisions Snyder made that were inherited by Wan (casting, chemistry between Heard/Mamoa…etc).— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) November 26, 2018
#Aquaman: a fun, colourful, mythology-embracing intro to Atlantis, full of visual invention and ideas but second half suffers from trying to cram too much in. Full review on the site soon— Den Of Geek UK (@denofgeek) November 26, 2018
#Aquaman is Avatar meets Jupiter Ascending, with hints of The Lord Of The Rings, Indiana Jones and a triple AAA video game. There’s also an Octopus who plays the drums. I loved it. 🐙🥁— Sam Clements (@sam_clements) November 26, 2018
#Aquaman is everything DC fans have been hoping for and more. Rollicking action, an amazing sense of world-building, spellbinding musical numbers in which Aquaman wears clams as tap shoes, and a command performance from Jason Momoa. DC has really righted the ship. The DCEU lives!— Ben Mekler (@benmekler) November 26, 2018
With #Aquaman, James Wan has crafted a world the likes of which we've never seen on screen before. It truly is an undersea Star Wars, with a palpable sense of history, hammerhead sharks with human legs who can pop, lock, and drop it, and flat-out incredible creature design. 🙌— Ben Mekler (@benmekler) November 26, 2018
#Aquaman is like an 80s cartoon, with all of the fun and the problems that come with that. A good adventure movie that acknowledges exactly what it is from the start, which is a meal made almost entirely of ham.— Spencer Perry (@TheSpencerPerry) November 26, 2018
#Aquaman is pretty wild. It leans hard into its '80s fantasy/adventure movie vibe far more than superhero elements, and it works. It's another step in the right direction for the DCEU and shows how different/distinct the tones of these movies can be while still existing together.— Mike Cecchini (@wayoutstuff) November 26, 2018
James Wan and company put a lot of care into designing this corner of the DCEU. Atlantis looks gorgeous. I love the worldbuilding of Man of Steel and Wonder Woman, and #Aquaman keeps that going. It has its problems, but it really feels different from other superhero flicks.— Mike Cecchini (@wayoutstuff) November 26, 2018
I loved #Aquaman! It’s definitely one of the best DC universe movies thus far. It’s a fun underwater fantasy sci-fi adventure everyone will enjoy. James Wan did a great job of bringing the first Aquaman movie to life 🙌🏾🔥 pic.twitter.com/RI0s2YKmLL— Dorian Parks (@DorianParksnRec) November 26, 2018
#Aquaman is an epic fantasy adventure on the high seas! It’s packed with thrilling action in a dazzling underwater world like nothing I’ve ever seen in superhero movies, or anywhere else. I had a total blast watching this movie & so will you. See it on the biggest screen you can! pic.twitter.com/uRWXDTE48K— Sean Gerber (@MrSeanGerber) November 26, 2018
I can finally share some brief thoughts on #Aquaman. Can't mention plot or technical stuff, so I'll just say that Jason Mamoa is charismatic as hell in the lead and the film gives off a fun fantasy vibe 👌 Doubt anyone will mock Aquaman for talking to fish after this comes out. pic.twitter.com/EFpPJ3enmq— Nick Kazden (@ricknazden) November 26, 2018
AQUAMAN is bonkers! Ambitious, campy & so much fun. James Wan embraces the source material by creating a one-of-a-kind superhero origin story that stands out in a sea of other superhero films. It is a relentless visual spectacle that knows what it is & doesn’t hold back. #AQUAMAN pic.twitter.com/RyS1b3ioiE— Scott Menzel (@TheOtherScottM) November 26, 2018