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As the spate of comic movies continue to hit the big screen, we in the fanboy universe start to naturally speculate on who we'd like to see get the big-screen treatment next. While DC has lagged behind Marvel in the volume and quality of live-action comic-based films though their animated ones are excellent for the most partthere are some heroes that could use the big-screen treatment, even if the production companies consider them second-tier characters, such as Aquaman. As many of you may know from following me on Twitter, I have an unnatural love for all things Aquaman.
This adaptation of the character has come a long way form its comic book origins. This is a rough and ready version of Arthur Curry coming up from the depths of the ocean and he made a splash in Justice League. In the many decades since the first comics book appearance of our fishy superhero, the character hasn't always shone.
Life as an Aquaman cannot be easy. For years, the King of the Seven Seas and his waterlogged superpowers have inspired jokes particularly on television series geared toward a young male audience, e. Family Guy and South Park.
The bigger problems, critics say, are its unnecessary length and overstuffed plot. Gone is the Aryan-looking Atlantean in green-and-orange spandex, replaced with a bare-chested Hawaiian super-stud with long, shaggy surfer hair and all-over tribal tattoos. His first solo movie is often corny, but it owns all that with the audacity and fearlessness to just go for it.
There was the Aquaman movie within a movie starring Vincent Chase from the third season of Entourage. In other words, there have been a lot of attempts to make Aquaman happen over the years. I went into the movie hoping it would be a mixture of the best versions, and took a friend who was just hoping to see Jason Momoa without his shirt on for two hours.