With less than a month away before Aquaman makes a splash in theaters worldwide, 30 minute footage was shown in China in promotion for the James Wan-directed DC Extended Universe film that looks to bring the franchise into brighter territory after the underwhelming performance of Justice League.
Some reactions from the footage screened in China have surfaced the web, and thanks to Reddit we have these reactions translated into English. The footage screened was primarily from the film’s numerous action sequences to given viewers the impression of the set-pieces Wan and company have brought to the table.
You can read some of the reactions down below:
Although these are only reacting to 30 minutes worth of footage rather than an advance screening of the completed film, it is always exciting to hear positive reactions to any new DCEU film given the franchise’s history. Also, the onslaught of earlier screenings as well as the earlier lifting of the social media embargo set shows that Warner Bros. is quite confident in what James Wan has brought to the table.
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Here is the synopsis for the film:
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
Aquaman will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.