Aquaman Makes a Big Splash in 3D IMAX – Review

So where do we start with Aquaman in 3D IMAX, well very much like the new movie in the DC Extended Universe, let’s start from the beginning!

Photo Credit: Jasin Boland/ ™ & © DC Comics

We were first introduced to Aquaman in Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and then more so in Justice League, now Aquaman/Arthur Curry (played by Jason Momoa) now has his own character-driven movie and it’s been released in 3D IMAX.

Aquaman gives us the backstory of the character with an introduction of his parents a lighthouse keeper (Temuera Morrison) and a Queen (Nicole Kidman), showing us how Arthur was born as a half-blood.

Aquaman - Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

So after the introduction of Aquaman’s mother and father and some rather nice de-aging effects on Temura Morrison, we get going and the movie gets going with a bang, it rarely gives up on the action throughout and seeing Aquaman in IMAX 3D certainly brings the film to life.

Aquaman may have it’s flaws and it may not be on par with how Marvel have brought their characters to the big screen, but I have to say that this is one of those popcorn movies that I really enjoyed, forget the storyline of the movie, just get in there and enjoy the movie for what it is.

The effects of Aquaman look amazing, the underwater scenes look great on the IMAX screen and add to that the depth (no pun intended) of the 3D it all adds to the ride that you get with the movie and thankfully we don’t get any of those purposely placed “look I’m poking in the face” 3D effects.

Aquaman - Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

I have to say that I wasn’t overly sure about a standalone Aquaman movie, but with the eye candy that is Jason Momoa, it really works, OK it may not be as good as Wonder Woman, but it’s far better than Justice League, I would have to put Aquaman after DCEU’s superb Wonder Woman.

Aquaman is James Wan‘s third non-horror movie and his first step into the world of superheroes and personally I think he has done a great job bringing many of the characters to the screen, this is also the fifth time that Wan has worked with Patrick Wilson, who plays King Orm, he has also worked with him on Insidious (2010), The Conjuring (2013), Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) and The Conjuring 2 (2016).

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures & © DC Comics

Caption: PATRICK WILSON as King Orm in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “AQUAMAN,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

The movie may have had mixed reviews, but for me, it is a fun rollercoaster ride of a movie, the 3D effects are nicely done, the IMAX looks great, OK the story may lack a little bit, but it’s an entertaining movie that gives a fun night out.

Aquaman makes a splash in IMAX 3D

Movie title: Aquaman

Movie description: Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world.

Date published: 2018-12-17

Director(s): James Wan

Actor(s): Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe , Patrick Wilson

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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Summary

Aquaman is a fun roller coaster ride of a movie, the 3D effects are nicely done, the IMAX looks great and is purely a popcorn movie.

Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds. She is also a Cinema reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn and also works with RealD 3D reviewing the latest 3D releases, she has also had several articles published in various publications. In 2015 she became an Award Winning Blogger and also has her website listed as one of the UK's Top 10 Film Blogs.
Karen Woodham