Kevin Smith has officially given his seal of approval to DC’s Aquaman movie.
Kevin Smith uploaded a new video to his YouTube channel reviewing Arthur Curry’s first solo outing on the silver screen and he loved every bit of it. If you’ve seen his reviews, he’s brutally honest about what worked and what didn’t in superhero media. First, he praised the way the movie was made as a whole and even said that “Aquaman is everything a movie is supposed to be”. You can check out what Kevin Smith said below.
“Can you believe, this movie is at about $750 million right now. Aquaman’s going to make a billion dollars. Go back in time and tell somebody that. That Aquaman‘s going to make a billion dollars. Makes sense now, because my God, it’s visually sumptuous. Aquaman is everything a movie is supposed to be. When you put down your two bits or 10 bucks or 20 depending on where you go, you want to escape. Take me somewhere. Show me some s*** I’ve never seen before. That’s what you want in a movie. I never made movies like that, I was like I’m going to show you a convenience store, something you saw probably right before you went to the cinema.”
Then he even praised Director James Wan for creating a whole underwater world and ultimately doing what James Gunn did with Guardians Of The Galaxy. Kevin Smith also went on to mention how much he loved the accuracy of all the costumes in Aquaman.
“Talented filmmakers like James Wan take you diving into the ocean, showing you a world you’ve never seen before. Same way James Gunn, Marvel, owned outer space, took us to space with Guardians of the Galaxy and claimed outer space as their own, James Wan and DC, and Warner Bros. now claimed the seas for themselves with Aquaman. James Wan holy s***. F*** this kid’s talented, I talked to him on the IMDB yacht, the IMDB boat, if you will, for Comic-Con last year just when they dropped the trailer. He credited Wan at the time for bringing so much of Aquaman’s characters from the comics to life on the big screen exactly like they were in the books. I said ‘dude, you make Orm look like Orm. Ocean Master looks like Ocean Master,” Smith said. “Black Manta looks like Black Manta, and I saw, at that point, we hadn’t seen the footage yet of Arthur in his full regalia, but there was a LEGO sculpture of Arthur wearing the orange shirt, and I was like ‘word is he wears the orange shirt in this movie. Like what the f*** happened? How did you get away with this?’ And he said ‘there was no point in changing the designs.’ He said ‘those designs have lasted decades. Classic, wonderful designs, so we kept with what it looks like.”
You can check out the full review from Kevin Smith below.
Aquaman has now surpassed Wonder Woman in the box office and its well on its way to becoming one of the most successful movies in the DC Cinematic Universe. Films like this show us that Warner Bros. and DC have learned their lesson from other movies like Batman v. Superman or Suicide Squad, capitalizing on the formula that made Wonder Woman great: good storytelling, relatable characters and showing how gorgeous the DC universe can be.
Did you like Aquaman as Kevin Smith did? What did you enjoy/hated the most? Tell us below!
Aquaman is in theaters now. Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-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.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for more updates on Aquaman and the rest of the DC Extended Universe.
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
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.
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.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos