Why watch this film?
This second chapter of the Aquaman saga, the superhero played by Jason Momoa, arrived in theaters with a sense of outdatedness – after all, the feature is part of the old DC expanded universe, while James Gunn prepares new films, with other actors, for a new phase of the studio. In the story, Aquaman must forge an unlikely alliance with King Orm (Patrick Wilson) when an ancient power is unleashed that begins to threaten Atlantis and the rest of the world with irreversible devastation. James Wan (The Conjuring) has good insights in action scenes with creative camera movements, taking advantage mainly of the good dynamic between Momoa and Wilson, bringing back the mix of humor and action. None of this overlooks the musty smell that the film carries, as it is part of a already dead universe, and it doesn't make Aquaman 2 seem to make sense for a franchise of films very loaded in that aspect of being "sharable". There is no future. But at least, there is a thread of fun here, which should be the last moment for fans of this defunct universe to peek at what this franchise could still be.