Aquaman

Movie review by Michael Ordona, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Underwater origin story has lots of comic book action.

PG-13 2018 143 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 56 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 96 reviews

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age 11+

MerMan! A fun ride!

There has been a lot of anticipation for Aquaman. For those that are DC true who want a film that reveals Wonder Woman was not a one off, but also those that are DC blue and want any opportunity to make fun of a film just for not being MCU. No surprise that Jason Momoa pulls this off. His charm and charisma not to mention his physicality are very well suited for a cheeky superhero. Bravo embracing the origin story that has smatterings of Roan Inish. Nicole Kidman kills it with her fight scenes and with her acting. Hurray and huzzah for James Wan’s direction in having everyone just speak underwater, no magic bubble, no air pockets...just talking...if we’re going to believe there’s an Atlantis, then we’re going to believe that they can talk to each other underwater. Dafoe once again da-fying modern convention and showing us he can act well in just about anything. I was not a fan of the depiction of Manta and found him as a villain to be a bit slap dash...and considering the current political climate around pirates off the coast of Somalia a bit too painful to be fantasy. I am looking forward to the sequel and hope that we get at least one...MerMan! In there the next time around.
age 13+

HORRIBLE

WTF WAS THIS??? Anyone that knows about Aquaman--- yeah, its nothing like that. Waaaay too violent even for a Villian movie.. And other than J.M., the cast sucks.

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