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Aquaman

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Adventurous. Brave. Daring. Bold. All words describing one man: Arthur Curry, otherwise known as Aquaman. Born as the heir to Atlantis, an underwater kingdom, Arthur (Jason Momoa) must prevent the war between the land and sea.

He grew up with his human father Thomas Curry (Temuera Morrison) after his mother Atlanna, the queen of Atlantis (Nicole Kidman) had to return to the sea for an arranged marriage. After training for years with Nuidis Vulko (Willem Dafoe), he is finally ready to take on the
challenges that await him in the ocean.

Directed by James Wan, this fantastic movie is thrilling in its entirety. From the set design and cinematography to its hair and makeup, this movie has everything. Since its release on Jan. 1, it has since been nominated for a whopping 16 awards.

With all my love for films, I have never been particularly fond of action or fantasy movies. However, this movie caught my attention. With its talented cast and crew, this is truly a fantastic production!

The costume design has to be one of my favorite parts of the production. Bringing the characters to life, these pieces were designed with exact character traits in mind. Many designs were form-fitting, staying true to the superhero realm, but designed in a manner that was spot-on for the type of film. As the characters were primarily underwater, the costume designs
incorporated various elements of the underwater universe; for example, the use of scales or colors similar to that of sea creatures. I found it very impressive.

The cinematography was equally as impressive. The first aspect of this movie that will catch people’s attention is the fact that it is almost entirely underwater. The most amazing thing is, none of it was shot underwater, but the actors were actually attached to wires, leaving audiences thoroughly impressed by the skills and editing process of the movie makers. The vivid colors, landscapes and HD quality of every scene provided a realistic experience for the audience, unlike any other. The creators of the world of Aquaman are truly incredible designers and imagineers, bringing realistic and imaginary animals to life as well as creating a fascinating place far beyond our imaginations.

This movie, with its exciting design elements, thrilling plot, and overall immersive experience is not one to miss! So grab your popcorn, a cozy blanket, some friends, and experience the world that is Aquaman.