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‘Aquaman’ or ‘Wonder Woman’: Which Movie Is Your Favorite?

Last Tuesday Aquaman became available to buy on Blu-Ray and because I loved the film I totally wanted to buy it. And I did. I’ve watched the film three times since Tuesday and I totally wanted to make it the subject for today’s Who’s Your Favorite? 

Both Aquaman and Wonder Woman are the only movies in the current DC Universe that are certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and they have both received wide-acclaim from critics and casual movie viewers alike.

Both films were also presented as origin stories of sorts with each character making their DC Universe debut in Batman vs. Superman. So, on that note, here is a deeper look into each film.

Wonder Woman and Aquaman

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Diana Prince, the main antagonist of Wonder Woman, is a powerful heroine whose view of the world of man was naive. She thought the evil that corrupted men’s hearts was only produced by Ares’ tampering but she soon learned that man was easily corruptible and flawed. She almost gave up on mankind but she discovered that yes, humans are flawed, but there is beauty in their imperfections and that there are good people who need her protection. She would end up defeating Ares with love and made it her mission to continue protecting the world by any means necessary from those with evil intentions.

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Aquaman is a man born of two worlds; the Land and the Sea. His half-Atlantean roots made him feel that he was unworthy to become King of Atlantis and so he chose to run away from his destiny. But when the time came for a king to be crowned in order to save billions of lives from Orm’s diabolical plan he learned that he was greater than he could possibly have imagined and that he truly was worthy of being a king.

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‘Aquaman’ At Home

Aquaman came out on Blu-Ray today and after thoroughly enjoying my experience last Christmas I was definitely determined to relive that experience as often as possible. Hence, I bought the Blu-Ray. And I was pleasantly surprised.

While the home experience is nothing like the grandeur of the movie theaters it’s still pretty fantastic. The sound is great, the wow factor of the movie’s more beautiful moments are eye-popping and totally enjoyable on the television screen, and it was just as fun as I remembered.

Is Aquaman the best movie ever made? *chuckles* Definitely not, but it is a fun film with plenty of smile-inducing and extremely pleasing moments.

Now, after seeing the movie a second time there is one blaring mishap of the movie and that is its music. Superhero movies aren’t known for having the best musical scores ever composed but Aquaman‘s score is borderline horrendous.

Every action scene has music that’s grand but falls flat, the emotional moments are accompanied with a cliché piano or something kind of sappy like that, and the songs made for the film could definitely be better, but beyond that this movie is pretty fun.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a splendid day.

‘Aquaman 2’ Has A Release Date!

If you loved Aquaman like I did I’m sure you have been waiting to find out when the sequel would happen. Well, a release date for Aquaman 2 has been announced today and it looks like we’re going to have a long time to wait, for it’s coming out on December 16, 2022. Yeah, three years from now.

Well, that’s a bummer. I was so hoping we’d get to a sequel maybe next year or in 2021 but it looks like we won’t see the awesomeness of Aquaman for a while yet. The good thing about this news, however, is the fact that the writers hired to write this sequel will have plenty of time to deliver an outstanding script and I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.

‘Justice League’ After a Second Viewing

I haven’t seen Justice League since I went to watch it in IMAX in November of 2017 but after Aquaman, I have obtained an almost troubling desire to watch this movie again. For weeks I have waited to see it and finally, last night, I got to watch it.

My review of Justice League last time wasn’t a scathing review of a terrible film but rather a delighted account that highlighted the film’s strengths rather than its weakness. However, after seeing how incredible Aquaman was and then watching Justice League it definitely was a bit jarring to see the striking difference between the two films. Simply Aquaman is great, Justice League is not.

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I found myself slightly cringing whenever Bruce Wayne was on the screen because he looked terribly wooden and slightly if I’m being honest, bloated.

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Ranking the Characters in ‘Aquaman’; from Least Cool to Coolest

When I went to watch Aquaman on Christmas day I was not expecting to enjoy the movie as much as I did. Now two weeks later and I’m still beaming inside at how much joy this film gave me. There were many aspects to the movie that made the film an utter blast but one of the clear reasons were the characters. DCEU films don’t usually present really cool (and likable) characters besides the main superhero but Aquaman was definitely. So, on that note, I’m ranking all of the characters in Aquaman from Least Cool to Coolest. I hope you enjoy. 🙂

SPOILER ALERT! I will be discussing a few spoilers in the film moving forward so if you haven’t seen the movie and you’d rather stay in the dark about the movie’s contents I advise you to discontinue reading this now. Thank you for heeding this warning.

Black Manta

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in Aquaman (2018)

There’s nothing particularly bad about Black Manta but he is the least cool, in my opinion. I did love his storyline in the film though. He didn’t feel like a cliché villain whose motivations were typical. His mission for revenge against Arthur Curry was warranted considering that Aquaman let his father die and didn’t try to help him.

I appreciated that twist to their imminent rivalry and it made him a compelling character.

Tom Curry

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While Tom Curry’s role in the film was brief I’m still super excited to see that Aquaman’s dad is Jango Fett. How cool is that?!

Vulko

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I loved Vulko in the film. He was the typical master trope of the film and Willem Dafoe did a great job bringing him to life. Hands down my favorite scene with him was when we got to see him training Arthur Curry as a young man. That water trick with the sword would end up helping Arthur in a big way and clearly was one of the highlights of the film for me.

Queen Atlanna

Nicole Kidman in Aquaman (2018)

When I saw that Nicole Kidman was going to be in Aquaman I was like, “Really?” But after the film, I am thoroughly impressed by how great a job she did in the movie. She was a boss and I loved every minute of it.

King Nereus

Dolph Lundgren in Aquaman (2018)

Every time I saw Nereus in the movie I was trying to figure out where I knew the actor from. He had a distinct face that was very cool but I couldn’t put my finger on where I had seen him before. When I returned home and discovered that it was Dolph Lundgren (who you may know for his iconic role as the Russian boxer in Rocky IV) playing King Nereus I literally screamed. Yeah, I was that excited.

He was clearly one of the coolest characters in the movie and gosh, I’m getting happy just thinking about how awesome the film was.

Princess Mera

I liked Mera a lot, especially her abilities, and I probably would have placed her higher on this list but there’s one thing that I just cannot get over and that is her hair. In Justice League, her hair was completely different. It was a more natural red color. In Aquaman, they went straight Ariel on her and because of that, I have in the third spot.

King Orm

Patrick Wilson in Aquaman (2018)

I didn’t think I was going to like King Orm but he was incredible. Every scene that he graced was in some way enjoyable, his presence was riveting, and I loved that he did pose to be a formidable adversary of Arthur’s. And the fact that he didn’t die means we’ll probably see him again in Aquaman 2 and that’s an exciting prospect indeed.

Aquaman

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Is this honestly a surprise? Aquaman is the hero this fantastic movie revolved around and he was amazing. He was funny, charming, and his remarkable abilities are outstanding. I never thought I would be an Aquaman fan but I am.

So, yeah, this is how I rank the characters in Aquaman. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a swimmingly good day. 🙂

Reviewing A Fantastic Year

2018 has been a fun year for me, from the exciting movies that I’ve watched to my wonderful twentieth birthday. This year has brought many new things and I’ve enjoyed every step of the way. So, since this is the last day of the year, I’m looking back on all of the exciting things that have happened. Enjoy!

(This will be a long read.)

January

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This January it was announced that we would finally get a Black Widow movie which was such an exciting announcement. I’ve been waiting for this for years because she’s such an awesome character who rightly deserves her own film and so this was definitely one of the highlights for me.

February

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When I went to see Black Panther I could only hope that it would turn out to be as amazing as everyone was saying that it was. Thankfully, it was pretty incredible. It was worthy of every bit of praise it was (and still is) getting. Wakanda Forever!

The Solo: A Star Wars Story Super Bowl trailer was off the chain. I still remember my utterly shocked reaction when I saw it for the first time. I had serious reservations about this film but after this trailer, nearly all of my worries were lifted.

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