Aquaman (2018) Synopsis
An action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime — one that will not only force him to face who he really is but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be a king.
Arthur Curry starring Jason Momoa learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis. He must step forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world.
He finds himself caught between a surface world that ravages the sea and the underwater Atlanteans who are ready to revolt.
Aquaman (2018) Cast
- Jason Momoa as Aquaman
- Amber Heard as Mera
- Nicole Kidmanas Atlanna
- Willem Dafoe as Vulko
- Patrick Wilson as Orm/Ocean Master
- Dolph Lundgren as Nereus
- Ludi Lin as Captain Murk
- Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta
- Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry
Director: James Wan
James Wan (born 26 February 1977) is a Malaysian born-Australian film director, screenwriter and producer known for directing the horror film Saw (2004) and creating Billy the Puppet.
He also directed Dead Silence and Death Sentence (both 2007), Insidious (2011), The Conjuring and Insidious: Chapter 2 (both 2013), Furious 7 (2015), The Conjuring 2 (2016), and Aquaman (2018).
Aquaman (2018) Reviews
#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.
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!
I just watched #Aquaman and I have to say it is the best superhero movie of the year. Better than Wonder Woman, better than Black Panther and better than Avengers: Infinity War. The level of spectacle and the resolution of the third act was truly epic.
What are the seven kingdoms?
According to Den of Geek, the movie only includes six of the seven kingdoms, where only three of Atlantis’ kingdoms survive: Atlantis, Xebel and The Trench.
The undersea city remains a technologically-advanced and socio-economically developed society, its obsession with monarchy notwithstanding. Part of Atlantis previously appeared in the Justice Leaguemovie, where it was the location of a hidden Mother Box.
It was originally an inter-dimensional plane ruled by Arthur’s future wife Mera. Xebel is a prison colony that emancipated itself. Ruled by King Nereus (Dolph Lundgren). The kingdom is powerful and warlike, but broadly honourable.
#3. Kingdom of the Fishermen
It is notably populated by a race of Atlanteans who have evolved to be considerably more fish-like. The Fishermen are a regal, peaceful people, who are dragged into a war they didn’t want for a cause that they don’t believe in.
#4. Kingdom of the Trench
The Trench takes its name from the monsters who live there. These monstrously-evolved Atlanteans are beast-like and apparently incapable of reason, acting on pure primal instinct to feed their voracious appetite. The Trench is ruled by the Trench King, the largest, deadliest and oldest of the Trench.
#5. Kingdom of the Brine
The Brine live on the sea floor & home to a race of Atlanteans that have evolved (some might say devolved) into more animalistic forms
#6. Kingdom of the Deserters
One of the lost colonies of Atlantis, the Deserters were wiped out when the Sahara turned into a desert, leaving their world barren and inhospitable to life.
#7. The Hidden Sea?
Existing at the Earth’s core and accessible only through The Trench, the Hidden Sea is the location of King Atlan’s Trident and the place where Queen Atlanna has been stranded for 20 years. It appears to be a Lost World situation, where prehistoric and extinct beasts live in isolation from the rest of the world