The DC Movie Universe hasn’t had the greatest track record. Only Wonder Woman has yielded all around positive reviews. With the release of Justice League bringing in even more negative reviews for the franchise, fans have turned their eyes to this year’s Aquaman in hopes it will be the franchises second critical success. An early test screening of the film has been shown to a select few, and fans will be happy to hear that the reactions have turned back positive.
While the audience isn’t allowed to directly disclose their thoughts on the film, third party sources can, and Batman-News has revealed the reactions to the early test screening.
Solo films tend to be DC’s successful films with Man of Steel and Wonder Woman being fans’ favorites, and it looks like Aquaman will continue this trend. A source at Comic Book Debate praises the film as well and even describes it as a Star Wars movie with a love story at heart.
“Aquaman is Star Wars underwater, with a love-story serving as the backbone.”
They also described the VFX and the parts that were complete.
“The VFX was not done, but the parts that were done looked gorgeous. Once the whole film is done, it will be amazing and it will rival Wonder Woman.”
They then described James Wan’s directing and how present his style was in the film.
“You can definitely tell it’s Wan’s style. From the very first scene; the angle of the camera, the scenery, the background, you can tell it came from a horror director. I was like..that’s classic. The very first scene/shot!!!!”
“James Wan killed it with the action!!!”
It appears this will also connect to the previous movies with mention to Justice League.
“Yes, they mentioned their victory against Steppenwolf and Aquaman’s quincentennial holds a story that connects to this Aquaman movie.”
All these reactions have me excited for DC’s next installment, and I hope it will bring back my faith in the franchise. What do you think about Aquaman after reading these reactions? Let us know on Twitter @SuperBroMovies. -Caleb Sadd
Aquaman releases in theaters on December 21st.
Aquaman finds himself caught between a surface world that ravages the sea and the underwater Atlanteans who are ready to revolt.