Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Review: pointless slog

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Review: pointless slog

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Review: pointless slog

What: Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom – the sequel to the 2018 Aquaman – DC Extended Universe strong hope is yet another example of corporate greed where the new journey of Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) is a slog that aims to hit everything in a movie that is anything.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom movie synopsis

After failing to defeat Aquaman (Jason Momoa) the first time, Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) wields the power of the mythic Black Trident to unleash an ancient and malevolent force. Hoping to end his reign of terror, Aquaman forges an unlikely alliance with his brother, Orm (Patrick Wilson), the former king of Atlantis. Setting aside their differences, they join forces to protect their kingdom and save the world from irreversible destruction.


Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom movie review

This hollywoodised bhai bhai ka pyaar lacks the freshness of the 2018 Aquaman that gave a new hope to the DC Extended Universe.

The sequel also is high on budget with stunning visuals but lacks the surrealist humour and the plot goes on a weird tour from the waters of Atlantis to the Deserts somewhere in this James Wan directorial.

We see Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) telling stories to his kid Arthur Jr while Arthur senior is balancing his duties as the King of Atlantis and the beer loving father on earth. Arthur’s wife Mera (Amber Heard) is also living a dual life.

Nothing excites us and we see David Kane (Black Manta, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) coming back boiling with revenge as he gets access to the evil black trident.

Manta is now more deadly and dangerous. Arthur has no option but to ask his estranged brother Orm (Patrick Wilson) for help to thwart Manta’s evil threats.

The sequel restores to convoluted ideas, predictable twist and unexciting turns in a fragile screenplay that merry go rounds from Loki V/S Thor to Star Wars and what not.

The weird humour observed in the first part is missing, Jason is the only reason you sit through the two plus hour ordeal with action that is not exciting as it should be and the climax is such a downer.

From the ladies - Amber Heard is fine. Its so sad to see

Nicole Kidman reduced to just couple of scenes.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom – final words

During the end, I was wondering whether something like the famous lines from Bollywood blockbuster Karan Arjun’s song ‘Yeh Bandhan Toh Pyaar Ka Bandhan Hai’ stars playing in the background (in the Hollywoodised Aquaman style of course).

That would have brought a smile on sad face but alas….

And I don’t drink beer as well…  

All the very best to those who want to watch this movie.



Rating : 2/5

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