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And the other trailer.

Looks good, but concerned that this film may try to do a bit too much at once. Lots of characters, lots of moving parts and subplots.

Date: 2018-07-21 08:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lucean
The amount of stuff there also caused me some concern as well. I mean both Ocean Master and Black Manta in the same film? That does seem excessive, especially since Ocean Master feels like a more natural fit to the story there.

Having written that, I'm there for that great battle as that thing seems epic as hell.

Date: 2018-07-21 08:36 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
If you're going to go epic, go EPIC AS HELL!

Date: 2018-07-21 08:40 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff
Wait, isn't that Namor's origin?

Date: 2018-07-21 11:10 pm (UTC)
mastermahan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mastermahan
Yes. Yes, it is.

Still, Aquaman's first origin was that he was an ordinary human whose father taught him how to breathe underwater, so Atlantean hybrid is probably better.

Date: 2018-07-22 01:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alschroeder3
The funny thing is, in the original origin, the father did it because he delved into Atlantean relics. So the Atlantis connection was in there from the start---and at the time the retconned origin was done, it was BEFORE Sub-Mariner was revived in FF#4, so it might have been meant as a homage to Sub-Mariner, who at the time was nearly forgotten. Also, there was no connection between Sub-Mariner and Atlantis until FF Annual #1. Before that, Sub-Mariner's people had been an underwater race, but no connection to Atlantis. So Aquaman's connection to Atlantis, at least, was before Sub-Mariner's. But I have to say...and I NEVER thought these words would pass my lips--This looks like a badass Aquaman movie! I just hope it isn't like GREEN LANTERN, that the best spectacle is revealed in the trailer. (Like OA was in the Green Lantern/Ryan Reynolds trailer.)
Edited Date: 2018-07-22 01:47 am (UTC)

Date: 2018-07-22 02:04 am (UTC)
laughing_tree: (Default)
From: [personal profile] laughing_tree
They could have gone with his third one, immediately Post-Crisis on Infinite Earths, where he was a full-blooded Atlantean but raised by a human lighthouse keeper who found him.

Date: 2018-07-22 11:30 pm (UTC)
alschroeder3: (Default)
From: [personal profile] alschroeder3
Well, I do like the "stuck between two worlds" vibe. (Yeah, I know they could do that even if he was full-blooded Atlantean, and he was raised by Tom Curry.) And even though it's close to Namor's origin, the difference to me is where they were raised. Namor was raised as royalty in his subsea culture, and that's where HIS loyalties lie, exclusively. Aquaman was raised by his lighthouse keeper father, here on land, and it makes him much less inclined to berate the stupid land-dwellers, etc. (Although when badly written, he does that a bit.)

Date: 2018-07-23 04:02 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
I would also say that Namor is more comfortable with being a king, while Arthur would SO wish to just give the throne to someone else, but fate seems decided that he MUST remain the ruler.
Arthur will try to be a good king, sure, but he is never a king out of personal choice, but rather responsibility.

Date: 2018-07-23 05:01 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] laughing_tree
Was his human upbringing ever something that actually got played up, though? They did a bit with it in the Johns run, I think, but my impression is that for most of the character’s history it’s never had much relevance except as an explanation for his powers. He didn’t act culturally different than the Atlanteans, he never talked about tv shows or favorite baseball teams, etc.
Edited Date: 2018-07-23 05:02 am (UTC)

Date: 2018-07-21 10:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mesmiranda
Seems like they're aiming for Thor, with a heavy dose of Thor: Ragnarok (I know, Marvel references, I'm sorry), and I'm... here for it? James Wan and Patrick Wilson have gotten proven results.

I totally agree there's a lot going on the trailer, though. Optimistic, but cautiously.

Date: 2018-07-21 10:17 pm (UTC)
deepspaceartist: Iron Man mark 43 (Default)
From: [personal profile] deepspaceartist
Aquaman in the desert...

Is Superman gonna show up with a pitcher of water?

Date: 2018-07-22 01:17 am (UTC)
tripodeca113: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tripodeca113
Maybe he'll finds some water in the radiator of an abandoned car.

Date: 2018-07-22 07:04 am (UTC)
katefan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] katefan
Is someone else here a fan of classic Super Dickery? :D

Date: 2018-07-23 01:17 am (UTC)
deepspaceartist: Iron Man mark 43 (Default)
From: [personal profile] deepspaceartist
Got it in one!

Though since Snyder kinda killed off Jimmy Olsen in BvS it just won't be the same.

Date: 2018-07-23 01:18 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
They could explain that the one who was killed was Henry James Olsen, and that his little brother James Bartholemew Olsen is now working for the planet.

If they can bullshit their way out of it in Smallville, they can do it out of a Zack Snyder nerd-revenge fic... or whatever you call it when a creator takes a steaming dump on a character they don't like..

Date: 2018-07-22 09:17 am (UTC)
bj_l: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bj_l
He's searching for Atlantis.

Surprise! It's an Injustice movie!

Date: 2018-07-21 11:23 pm (UTC)
beyondthefringe: (Default)
From: [personal profile] beyondthefringe
This feels like if the Wonder Woman and Black Panther films got together for a drunken one night stand.


Date: 2018-07-22 01:47 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] mindsweeper
I definitely feel multiple Black Panther beats here, but I expect the movies will be very different.

Date: 2018-07-22 06:57 am (UTC)
mastermahan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mastermahan
Best Aquaman, by far.

Date: 2018-07-22 01:38 pm (UTC)
endis_ni: (Default)
From: [personal profile] endis_ni
...And now in my head the Amazons and the Dora Milaje go out for drinking and weapons contests and bitch about the outside world.

And it is GLORIOUS.

Date: 2018-07-23 01:18 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Oh gods yes...

Date: 2018-07-23 01:20 am (UTC)
deepspaceartist: Iron Man mark 43 (Default)
From: [personal profile] deepspaceartist
Though this time it seems like Arthur is a bit more Killmonger than T'challa. The child born outside the hidden kingdom who cares little for it's traditions.

Date: 2018-07-21 11:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] every_spiegel
I've seen a lot of "looks good" comments and I can't understand - it looks so cheap and cartoonish to me, and not even Ready Player One level of cartoonish tbh.
I do hope it will be polished or it's just more suited to big screen, alas, at the moment it's definitely "read some reviews first, then maybe wait till the ticket price drops".


Date: 2018-07-22 08:43 pm (UTC)
bruinsfan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bruinsfan
Yeah, I'm getting a strong sense of deja vu for the part of Justice League where the movie was taken over by candy-colored videogame graphics. Ironically, the parts of that movie set in Atlantis looked more muted and believable to me than this does.

Date: 2018-07-22 02:44 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] thezmage
The truth of the matter is that this movie would have to look absolutely school play quality for me not see it. I am 100% stoked for Aquaman and nothing will keep me from seeing this movie.

That being said, my only real disappointment is that they didn’t use this Aquaman song for the theme.

Although I’d also be willing to accept this one

Date: 2018-07-22 05:54 am (UTC)
lieut_kettch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lieut_kettch
No Rousing Song of Heroism in your playlist?

Date: 2018-07-22 12:19 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] thezmage
Some would argue that oral sex in a hot tub is a very heroic act

Date: 2018-07-22 09:18 am (UTC)
bj_l: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bj_l
And this sort of rigorous standards is why we end up with the DCEU in the first place. ;)

Date: 2018-07-23 01:25 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I KNEW someone would post that... S_D never lets me down!

Which would probably lead to this being the only DCEU movie to require a special acknowledgedment to the estate of Phyllis Diller.

Date: 2018-07-22 05:24 am (UTC)
amalthia: (Default)
From: [personal profile] amalthia
This looks awesome.

Date: 2018-07-22 05:52 am (UTC)
lieut_kettch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lieut_kettch
Please say “OUTRAGEOUS!” at least once during the movie.

If we can get a “boo-yah!” in JL...

Date: 2018-07-22 08:52 pm (UTC)
zylly: (Default)
From: [personal profile] zylly
Yesssssss. “And I shall call it... Aquaman’s Big Movie Battle!”

Date: 2018-07-22 11:38 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] agharta75
So, they're dealing with the inevitable "talks to fish?" joke by getting it out of the way early?

Date: 2018-07-22 01:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bradygirl_12
Planned on seeing this (always felt Aquaman got short shrift*) but after seeing this? SO there! :)

*The guy is King of the Seven Seas! That's practically like ruling the Universe, or at least the solar system. 'Talking to fish' is a gross oversimplification.

Date: 2018-07-22 01:42 pm (UTC)
endis_ni: (Default)
From: [personal profile] endis_ni
A petty, petty quibble.

Redheads with long wavy hair do not look like the top third of a traffic light. They look like, well, me. Admittedly I'm currently Queen of nothing more than a jar of Nutella and a spoon, but it shouldn't be beyond the hair and makeup department to give Mera a rather better hair colour.

Date: 2018-07-22 08:47 pm (UTC)
bruinsfan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bruinsfan
Looks like the Medusa wig escaped from the ill-fated Inhumans TV show and found a new home.

Date: 2018-07-22 09:21 pm (UTC)
endis_ni: (Default)
From: [personal profile] endis_ni
Oh dear, that thing is sentient.

Date: 2018-07-23 01:26 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
well, they ARE underwater...

Date: 2018-07-23 06:11 pm (UTC)
every_spiegel: (hearts)
From: [personal profile] every_spiegel
I had the same thought when I saw it!

Date: 2018-07-23 07:25 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] agharta75
Yes, why, oh why, couldn't they get a _real redhead_ for Mera?

Date: 2018-07-22 01:49 pm (UTC)
cygnia: (Vodka!)
From: [personal profile] cygnia
They had me on the badass seahorse cameo...

Date: 2018-07-23 01:29 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I do think it a little unfair that Aquaman gets Storm, but Diana didn't get Jumpa, her kanga.

Date: 2018-08-01 02:55 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff
We can always hope Jumpa shows up in the WW sequel!


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