Review: ‘aquaman’ entertaining but lacking depth

Jake Sapp | Staff Writer

Score: 67%

Despite the negative reputation the DC Cinematic Universe has built for itself over the years, James Wan’s Aquaman proves itself to be a fun (yet flawed) globe-trotting adventure. The film utilizes its whopping $200 million budget incredibly well, consistently displaying awe-inspiring landscapes and underwater havens throughout its runtime. However, despite its spectacle, the film suffers from not one, but two weak villains, as well as some cringe worthy dialogue at key points (typically involving child actors.) Jason Momoa offers a standout performance as the quintessential “Aquaman”, but is unfortunately dragged down by some of the supporting cast that follow him during his Atlantean adventure. In all, the film offers an ocean of fun, but is as deep as a puddle.