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Jun 15 2018

Thoughts I Had... "Aquaman"

Chris here.What hathStar Warsthe need to fill the calendar with weekly franchises wrought: we are getting anAquamanmovie this Christmas.No matter because it marks Nicole Kidman's return to superhero fare,which means COSTUMES!'Gowns,beautiful gowns.'

Today we got our very first glimpse of Nicole as Aquaman's queen mother Atlanna on the Entertainment Weekly cover to the left.But with this exciting news comes the realization that the film...looks really promising?Perhaps DC can shed its Batman/Superman woes (if not match their Wonder Woman highs) thanks to director James Wan and his long proven ability to thrill.Wan has previously given us horror greatsInsidiousandThe Conjuring,not to mentionFurious 7,the most beloved of that particular franchise.

With this cover comes a slew of new images,and I have thoughts...

  • That's not an otherwordly sunset,it's just Nicole's natural aura.
  • Does this child (we're assuming baby Aquaman,or Aquababy) know what a gift this loving embrace is from Nicole?What is this baby's favorite Kidman performance?My money is onDogville.
  • The color palette is giving meFar and Away,but Gay.

  • No,this isn'tAnt-Man.It's Yahya Absul-Mateen II as one of the film's villains,Black Manta.
  • Aquamanwill apparently be an ode to arms and who am I to complain?

  • Black Manta isn't the big baddie though.Those honors goe to Patrick Wilson (yep,that's him on the right) as King Orm.Orm-agerd!
  • But maybe therealmain villain is Wilson's hairstylist?Is that a hair fin or a manbun?

  • Live footage from our collective flooded basements.
  • Did I fully glaze over during Justice League and forget or has Aquaman gotten more ink?
  • Momoa is actually fairly funny and charismatic in the role thus far but it was the least utilized hero ofLeague.With him at the forefront,it will be interesting to see how he holds his own.
Overall,these images promise more a fun and silly spirit than most of the self-serious DCEU offerings thus far.As Wonder Womanshowed,it might be best to leave the more famous caped bros elsewhere.Is this a step in Wonder Woman's shoes?

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It looks really bad.And that chick in green looks like Uma Thurman's Poison Ivy.

June 15,2018 | Unregistered CommenterMe34 doesn't look good.

Unfortunately looks like the typical mom role in a superhero movie for Nicole.Diane Lane's comes first to mind.And the costumes...oh well.Let's wait for the trailer then

June 15,2018 | Unregistered CommenterTiago

I don't know--I think this could be good,or at least decent.I'm encouraged by the choice of director and the bright color palette.I'm feeling optimistic.

June 15,2018 | Unregistered CommenterJJM

It's gonna be awesome.About time for Jason to be in a good movie,he has amazing presence.Wan is gonna deliver

June 15,2018 | Unregistered Commentersati

It just looks ridiculous.

June 15,2018 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

Tired of all these kinds of movies.

June 15,2018 | Unregistered CommenterRdf

Nicole Kidman looks like a Mr.Freeze lieutenant on the Entertainment Weekly cover.

@JJM - Totally agree about the bright color palette.Most DCEU stuff barely believes in anything except grayscale,let alone saturated anything.This is a nice change,even if Amber Heard's wig is....questionable.

June 15,2018 | Unregistered CommenterNick T

I'll wait for the reviews.Hasn't steered me wrong yet for a DCEU film.

June 15,2018 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

I don't usually see any of the superheroes movies,all that action etc is just not for me.I was always curious why Mark Ruffalo chose to be in one.But Patrick Wilson participating is really interesting.I guess actors who want to keep working feel they need to have some cred of some sort in these films.Patrick usually goes for arty films.Jason Momoa is the only man in the world that doesn't turn me off because of his massive tatts.He is just splendid to look at.But as far as how good this movie will be,I have no clue.

June 15,2018 | Unregistered Commenterrrrich7

Michelle Pfeiffer as mom Janet van Dyne in Ant Man and the Wasp will be 1,000 times better than Nicole Kidman and Diane Lane's superhero mom roles.Janet van Dyne,as the original Wasp and founding member of the Avengers,has a fully developed backstory,a ton of action sequences to possibly perform on film,and future plots that could continue in multiple Ant Man,Captain Marvel,and Avengers sequels.

I don't like Pfeiffer being in the MCU either,but at least we know she isn't going to stay home for the next five years.If we are lucky,maybe she can do a summer movie and a fall movie in the same year.

June 15,2018 | Unregistered CommenterClaire Haegl

Uh...I don't know.

June 15,2018 | Unregistered Commenterthevoid99

*squints eyes* Is...that.....color in those pictures......???

June 15,2018 | Unregistered Commenterforever1267


June 15,2018 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge

That cover looks like pure camp

June 15,2018 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

Maybe so only for La Kidman and Amber Heard,who always intrigues me.

June 15,2018 | Unregistered CommenterSTFU

Looks really bad.I just don't think these actors can succeed together but maybe it will be a holiday miracle.

June 16,2018 | Unregistered CommenterJono

PS,it's sad if that cover is the best that CAA can do for NK now

June 16,2018 | Unregistered CommenterJono

These pictures are giving me some severe Beuwolf vibes.And in the fun campy way.

June 16,2018 | Unregistered CommenterChris

You guys know that you can enjoy superhero movies and still be a movie buff,right?

This pretentious attitude some of you have towards that genre going by the comments here is just headassery to the max.

June 16,2018 | Unregistered CommenterBee

Bee -- i still enjoy them.well,not really the DC movies which are *way* too self-serious.But otherwise,I do.

June 16,2018 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Isn't Fast Five the F&F movie held in the most esteem?

June 16,2018 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew Rech

Who is Aquaman's dad?Because there's no way two people as lily white as Nicole could produce a fine-looking Polynesian man like Jason Mamoa.

June 18,2018 | Unregistered CommenterGlenn Dunks

The new extended trailer released for Aquaman.This trailer gives us like 5 minutes and 20 seconds of the movie.Which both I love and hate.I feel like I don't wanna see another trailer cause if I do it will pretty much be the whole movie.But I love every second that I get of this movie as well.

October 6,2018 | Unregistered CommenterFANdemonium Network

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