We’ve consumed the various trailers and extended previews for James Wan‘s upcoming Aquaman film starring Jason Momoa more than a few times with excitement, and now, weÂ have our very first reactions for the latest entry in the DCEU based on early screenings. So is this aquatic adventure another Wonder WomanÂ or another Justice League? It appears as if this one is a winner for DC, as the early reactions are claiming this one is a wildly imaginative blast.These social media reactions are not full reviews, but they should give fans an idea of what to expect from Wan’s colorful undersea superhero epic. Some of our favorites:
Short & sweet reaction to #Aquaman is that I loved it. Itâ€™s a comic book movie through & through with great action, iconic moments & visual spectacle to spare. Momoa makes the character his own & Wan honors the traditional aspects, but elevates it to the modern era. Itâ€™s a blast.
â€” Paul Shirey (@arcticninjapaul) November 26, 2018
Fighting back the tide of DC negativity, #Aquaman is a lot of fun and brilliantly shot. It’s not without its flaws, yet Jason Momoa is a charismatic lead and it very much feels like a @creepypuppet movie. Check back on @digitalspy on December 11 for the full review. pic.twitter.com/LyD8Pfy84d
â€” Digital Spy (@digitalspy) November 26, 2018
#Aquaman was an absolute blast, from the charm of Momoa’s Arthur Curry, to the spectacular visuals to the fun that it was clear that everyone was having. It was exactly what I was hoping for and I can’t wait to see it again! I’ll give you more details when I’m allowed! pic.twitter.com/FyeczAJJIJ
â€” Jenna Busch (@JennaBusch) November 26, 2018
Chalk up a big, wet win for DC. @creepypuppetâ€™s #Aquaman is an epic, swing-for-the-fences adventure that plunges fans into incredibly creative worlds. Goofy in spots, but it’s rollicking fun. See it on the biggest screen possible! pic.twitter.com/ahODJ4mJAI
â€” Sean O’Connell (@Sean_OConnell) November 26, 2018
Oh, and one more thing about #Aquaman: #BlackManta RULES! pic.twitter.com/H5V5JVwldr
â€” Sean Gerber (@MrSeanGerber) November 26, 2018
Julie Andrews voices a giant kraken in #Aquaman and if that’s not the best endorsement I can give for this movie then don’t know what is. pic.twitter.com/33ucO34cV0
â€” Terri Schwartz (@Terri_Schwartz) November 26, 2018
Aquaman is a blast from start to finish, with beautifully directed action sequences, spectacular CGI and cinematography, great performances from Jason Momoa and Amber Heard, a fantastic soundtrack and overall…FUN! @creepypuppet absolutely knocks it out of the park! #Aquaman pic.twitter.com/0yRfxBGGgE
â€” Shaurya Chawla (@_ShauryaChawla) November 26, 2018
#Aquaman is AWESOME & absolutely delivers! Not only is @prideofgyypsies the King of Atlantis, but also the newly crowned King of the DCEU! 🔱👑 I can’t wait to see it again! pic.twitter.com/boVAKdcNIA
â€” Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) November 26, 2018
🔱 #Aquaman is better than expected. Feels like a Marvel phase one movie, in a good way. Itâ€™s at its best when itâ€™s having fun and not taking itself too seriously. Black Manta is great villain that comic book fans will love. Some truly spectacular one shots and good action. pic.twitter.com/aTnc1QWk66
â€” Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) November 26, 2018
Aquaman is a breathtakingly beautiful, weird, badass, FUN idea of a modern superhero fantasy (anime) and makes zero apologies. Second half’s one cheer/laugh after another.
Imagine ’80s Schwarzenegger starring in “Hideo Kojima’s AVATAR” and you’re most of the way there. #Aquaman pic.twitter.com/nmZYjcUm5qâ€” Andrew Dyce (@andrewbdyce) November 26, 2018
🎶 I’M OFF THE DEEP END / WATCH AS I DIVE IN / TO LOVING #Aquaman 🎶
It is my new favorite DC Extended Universe movie. The movie is bonkers in the best way possible, full of humor, massive set pieces, and incredibly inventive designs. James Wan knocked this out of the park.
— Dan Casey (@DanCasey) November 26, 2018
I loved #Aquaman with my life. It’s the funnest, wildest, and most ridiculous superhero movie ever. Easily my favorite of the contemporary superhero flicks. 💦
— rosie silent night holy knight 🎄 (@RosieMarx) November 26, 2018
Some of the reactions were a bit more tempered, but even they can’t seem to deny the movie’s “Swing for the fences” over-the-top charm.
#Aquaman is a buckwild movie which is honestly both good and bad in (almost) equal measure. If nothing else, it looks great and it’s completely unafraid to just go for it, which I appreciate in it.
â€” Meg Downey (@rustypolished) November 26, 2018
#Aquaman is like an 80s cartoon, with all of the fun and the problems that come with that. A good adventure movie that acknowledges exactly what it is from the start, which is a meal made almost entirely of ham.
â€” Spencer Perry (@TheSpencerPerry) November 26, 2018
Do these early reactions have you pumped for the King of the Seven Seas first solo film? Be sure to let us know your thoughts down below in the comments.
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