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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 05 October 2018 at 4:54pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Jason Momoa was clean shaven with short hair back in the day on BAYWATCH HAWAII. 


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Too bad Mamoa looks nothing like the Aquaman I remember.  Not a deal-breaker for me, but man, couldn't they at least have given him a shave & a haircut??

Couple that with this dude-bro thing he has going on and it's a big nope for me. 

When Patrick Wilson showed up I was like, "Hey, it's Aquaman!" 
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I dunno. Maybe Lobo is the real father in this version of Aquaman. 
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Maybe Lobo is the real father in this version of Aquaman. 

Such a wasted opportunity. Momoa as Lobo - talk about perfect casting!
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Posted: 05 October 2018 at 8:36pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

If they had only gotten the title character right, this could have been promising.
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Posted: 05 October 2018 at 9:25pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Iíll say it again.  If Patrick Wilson and Momoa switched parts, this would look about perfect.
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Still little to no interest in this film.  Momoa's utter lack of charm or charisma coupled with him looking nothing like any iteration of the character doomed it from the start for me.  Pretty CGI and some cute Whedon-esque dialogue doesn't convince me either.  He was laughable in JL.  Nothing in the trailer convinces me he'll be any different.  

Hard pass.
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What can I say?  It's frustrating to be sure... do I have a general fondness for the original character?  Sure, but I'll be the first to admit it pretty much starts & stops at the Aquaman Mego action figure and his appearances in the "SuperFriends" cartoon show of the '70s.  After that, I couldn't tell you too much about the character and history, as for some reason, the actual comics never clicked with me at the time.

Do I think, on a surface level (no pun intended), that Momoa should at least look and act like the character I remember?  Of course... it seems like they went out of their way to make him look as far from the original creation as they could:  Dark, long hair, beard and tattoos, and too much "badass"-speak.  He's basically playing "Bizarro Aquaman."

But I can't deny that the rest of the film looks like a fun (albeit somewhat dopey) blast, and unlike a lot of other superhero movies, the action looks clear and well-directed, without too much hyper-editing.  For me, I get the sense that I'll be sitting in the theater thinking either one of two things:  "Omigod, this is a worse trainwreck than I could have imagined" (this is a DC film, after all); or, "Holy cow, I am totally digging this."

But I will be seeing it!





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Posted: 06 October 2018 at 2:21pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Take a GOOD look at the DC Extended Universe logo played before several of the films (I believe even on the Justice League film)...

See the "mistake?"

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(Paul, nothing--and I mean nothing--has ever made consistent sense when it comes to DC, whether it's been their film, TV or comic book output!  Other than being consistently all over the map! )



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I thought it was a very generic superhero trailer. Intro giving the origin in a few lines of portentous voice-over. Zoom through CGI landscapes. Fragments of terse dialogue to Establish The Stakes. Jokey scene establishing lead female as a Smart Badass (and Aquaman himself as more or less an oaf). Glimpse of something that actually looks like the comics to tickle the fans. CGI action looking pretty much like a computer game.

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Posted: 21 October 2018 at 12:12pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Jason Mamoa Is Ready For Aquaman 2
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Joe Zhang
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Mamoa has had a few twists and turns in his career. I remember some folks were upset because he was seen as a non-white actor picked to play Conan. I think the dreadlocks he wore for a Stargate show confused his ethnicity. And then the box-office failure of Conan should have upended things. Yet now he's back, the leading man in another big-name movie. 
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Posted: 22 October 2018 at 8:30am | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Good trailer.  But like virtually all of the WB DCs of the last two decades, not for me.
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First Reactions to "Aquaman" Have Surfaced Online

The first reactions to Aquaman are finally here and itís already being hailed as DCís best film.

After the infamous post-production issues that plagued 2017ís Justice League, many DC fans were worried that James Wanís Aquaman would succumb to similar production issues. Those worries disappeared when the trailer for the film premiered during this yearís San Diego Comic-Con. The dynamic locations and characters, as well as the incredible spectacle, won over many fans almost instantly.

With each trailer, it seems that the impressive footage has only pumped up fans more and more for DCís latest solo adventure. Apparently, Warner Bros. screened Aquaman early for some fans and the social media reviews are in. While the reviews arenít all over-the-moon with the film, all of the word-of-mouth so far is positive.

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First Reactions to "Aquaman" Have Surfaced Online
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I see what you did there.
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Posted: 08 November 2018 at 6:15pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Didn't we see a lot of early glowing reviews for JUSTICE LEAGUE?

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If you're an Amazon Prime member, you can get early tickets to see Aquaman on December 15th:  https://www.amazon.com/adlp/aquamanmovie?tag=b0c55yh-20
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Posted: 21 November 2018 at 4:59am | IP Logged | 19 post reply

DC's best film yet? That's low bar. A midget bar. 
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I wonder if we could set that bar against a standard of "Superman, The Movie", "Batman: Mask of the Phantasm", or "Wonder Woman", and see how the rest stand up to those. I do SO want to enjoy DC's movies, but... they just don't get there. 
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I do like that shot of him in what looks like the original outfit.
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do like that shot of him in what looks like the original outfit.

Picture that very same shot with this head and face and...



...BOOM! It's Aquaman!
 
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I would really like this trailer if it were not for Momoa's dudebro Aquaman:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wcj6SrX4zw

I would even accept Momoa playing Aquaman as a Namor ripoff, but the surfer bro attitude is grating.
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It was grating in limited view via JL.  Can't imagine it's any better in a two-hour film.
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As visually "pretty" as the trailer is...I just don't have any interest in the
character as portrayed on film.
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