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Aquaman Needs A CGI Improvement, But The Costumes Are Good


You’ve probably seen it. The Extended Aquaman trailer was delivered this weekend, and as expected it was much longer than the previous ones.

It also introduced some of the supporting characters and also the main villain David Kane / Black Manta. Played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Black Manta can be seen in action, chasing the two character, shooting at them and being a mean guy in general… We also got a better look at Dolph Lundgren’s King Nereus, and I was pleasantly surprised by the costumes.

Black Manta and Aquaman’s character costumes look exactly identical to the source material, and I was pleasantly surprised by them, but the CGI needs improvement.

In fact, although it seems that there’s an improvement from Justice League, CGI still needs to be improved a lot. The CGI especially in the underwater scenes is damn right awful, and considering that there is less than 3 months until the premiere, DC needs to speed things up.

Judging from the extended trailer, I’m not a big fan on the comedic banter and the forced chemistry between Jason and Amber, and… Oh yeah… Nicole Kidman isn’t that good in choreographed fight scenes.
But hey.. All and all I think Aquaman will be an improvement in overall quality when it comes to the comparisons with the predecessors.

Jason is still he right man for the job, and I expect a lot from Dolph Lundgren, Graham McTavish and Willem Dafoe too.
Aquaman’s road to the silver screen was paved with thorns and massive obstacles, but I think that us the ans will be pleased. Not overly satisfied, but hey, at least pleased that it’s better than Justice League. At least I hope.

Aquaman is the third live action theatrical film featuring the title character, following Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017), and will be the first full-length feature film centered around the character.


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