Synopsis: Once home to the most advanced civilization on Earth, the city of Atlantis is now an underwater kingdom ruled by the power-hungry King Orm. With a vast army at his disposal, Orm plans to conquer the remaining oceanic people -- and then the surface world. Standing in his way is Aquaman, Orm's half-human, half-Atlantean brother and true heir to the throne. With help from royal counselor Vulko, Aquaman must retrieve the legendary Trident of Atlan and embrace his destiny as protector of the deep.
Main Feature: The DC movie universe's quality notwithstanding, "Aquaman" is a splashy blast of fun. Whatever misgivings moviegoers may have going into it, wondering how the orange-tighted, green-slippered superhero would look in a modern era of superhero films, director Justin Lin pulls it off. The key is basing it around someone who would be so out of type in said description of the character. And look no further than Jason Momoa. Rough and tumble, ruggedly handsome, he is a fish out of water (no pun intended). He finds a balance of not only adapting to the key marks the character must hit, but also the character adapting to the new embodiment of him. Its a usual CGI spectacle that doesn't get bogged down too much. There is a director with flair and the ability to make something ordinary into something else. Its not perfect, but Momoa, Lin and the cast are having as much fun as the audience.
Special Features: The length of special features for "Aquaman" is decent. Individually, they aren't that long, but the cumulative coverage of subject offers a wealth, albeit brief, of bonuses. Usual extras, such as designing sets, technology and creatures, as well as cast and filmmaker interviews, are part of the batch. There's a lot to dive into nevertheless.
Final Call: "Aquaman" doesn't exactly create new waves in the superhero genre, but it doesn't sink in the otherwise troubled DC universe, creating a fun singular film.