Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

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I'm pretty meh on DC and have only seen a few things here and there. I saw Aquaman a while back and wasn't amazed. It was fine, just not enough to make me want to invest in the universe. I watched the trailer to see if it might change my mind, but I think I'll just stick to not bothering. ;)
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Oh really, I think this looks awesome! Aquaman is the only DC movie other than the first Wonder Woman that I've cared about and I've been looking forward to this finally coming out.
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My reaction might be an outlier, at least partly based in lack of interest in caring about the DC universe. :shrug: There's a lot of stuff to watch, and this just doesn't look that great to me, but I'm also not at all invested in the characters or connections.
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-- September 16th, 2023, 10:55 pm --

I don't care about the greater DC movie universe either, it's been a disaster. The first Aquaman movie specifically, just as a singular thing, was one of the most enjoyable movie watching experiences I've ever had though! I just loved how apologetically nuts it is. So I've been looking forward to seeing this one just for more of that.

-- December 31st, 2023, 4:24 pm --

I had been hearing pretty negative reactions since this came out, so I was prepared to be let down, but I actually genuinely enjoyed it.

I loved the creature and tech designs in this, and there were some really neat action set pieces. I thought it was cool that there was one scene that was done pretty much as a space battle even though they were underwater, and I liked that for a while it became a Skull Island movie with the group surviving a forest full of mutant plants and animals.

All I wanted was a wild time, and it certainly delivered that.
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Good to hear that you liked it! There can be a difference between good reviews and a movie that's fun to watch.
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