Carter Genslak, Reporter

Aquaman, the new DC film was set out to be a success, the trailers showing off the action and science fiction based fantasy story. It was given a massive budget of 160 to 200 million, and although some saw the budget to be too risky or too much of a leisure, in the end it began to pack in the box office with over 800 million dollars overseas, making it a much better success than the majority of people predicted originally at the start of production. The movie was, however, given a rather disappointing rating on influential rating sites, given a 65 percent rate on Rotten Tomatoes, then tossed a 55 percent rating on Metacritic, making the movie seem to be much worse than it really was, especially once the entirely public Google rating is looked at, which was 94 percent rate, giving some new hope.

This movie is about Arthur Curry, half human and half from Atlantis. Not only does his adventure compel him to come to terms with his real identity, but it also forces him to discover whether he is entirely worthy of fulfilling his lifelong dream and destiny of becoming the king of Atlantis.

Director James Wan ended up making the movie into a gorgeous modern spin that contrasted intensely from the vintage pop-art of the old comic books by DC. The film was being compared to some other DC films to come out in the last decade or so, such as “The Dark Knight”, “Wonder Woman”, “Batman VS. Superman”, “Man of Steel”, and many others to have come from the infamous comic powerhouse. The new movie was beaten down into the dirt without hesitation originally, barely even being saved by the viewers and fans, while even some forever fans turned on their lovely DC.