Critics and bloggers/influencers are (supposed to be) embargoed from sharing their thoughts on Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom until tomorrow afternoon, but with the movie already showing in several locations overseas, a few social media reactions have been posted early.
Out of the posts we’ve come across, we’d say the reactions are leaning mixed/negative – although some really did not care for James Wan’s DC Comics sequel.
Like the first Aquaman, the visuals and action sequences have come in for praise, but unlike its predecessor (depending on who you ask), it sounds like the “juvenile humor” mostly falls flat. The script/dialogue and overall story have also been heavily criticised, along with the “inconsistent” performances.
More reactions will be flooding online fairly soon, and they may tell a diffrent story. For now, have a look at what we have below – but be warned that some contain fairly significant spoilers. You may also have to click “translate” on Twitter for certain posts.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom was exceptional, yet messy. James Wan crafts another visual feast, but the script lets it down slightly. It’s a shame we’re not getting more Jason Momoa and Patrick Wilson together. #AquamanAndTheLostKingdom pic.twitter.com/KVaFYXSihC
— Hunter Bolding (@HunterBVideo) December 21, 2023
AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM is *very* messy, unnecessarily driven by endless exposition & has some rough VFX shots. Still, Momoa & Wilson’s palpable chemistry, amusing character dynamics, entertaining action & an energetic score make it a ‘fine’ farewell to the DCEU. #Aquaman pic.twitter.com/rrUNkJOcNu
— Manuel São Bento (@msbreviews) December 20, 2023
#AQUAMAN2 me va perdiendo conforme pasan las horas. Sin llegar a ser irritante como la anterior, es feísima y otra de las peores películas de DC. De este año me quedo por mucho con SHAZAM 2 o BLUE BEETLE, a las que no hace falta defender con mantras placebo de “es autoconsciente” pic.twitter.com/OOkUicTSrO
— Jorge Loser (@loserjorge) December 20, 2023
People were too hasty with their “worst films of 2023” lists because #Aquaman2 is painfully bad. Makes Ant-Man 3 look like Citizen Kane. What a terrible end to an already bad year for superhero films. Stay for a mid-credits scene that sums up the DCEU better than words ever could pic.twitter.com/X6Do0wTbcz
— David Opie (@DavidOpie) December 20, 2023
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is a satisfying sequel, impressing with an improved story, visuals, and a badass villain. Despite flaws like missed jokes, mediocre acting, and lazy dialogue, it remains a decent DCEU film!
— Ben (@Ben_vlbd) December 19, 2023
#AquamanAndTheLostKingdom might be the unpolished movie I’ve seen all year… but Arthur & Orm’s dynamic compels & excites as much as the OTT anime-style visuals.
Won’t be anyone’s favourite Superhero movie, Aquaman movie or DCEU movie but its positives bring it ashore. pic.twitter.com/ULYqnR0wbQ
— Ren Geekness (@RenGeekness) December 20, 2023
Amber Heads Mera Steals The Show In #AquamanAndTheLostKingdom She Has Just As Many Scenes As Orm… She’s Basically Co Lead With Patrick Wilson Yet Didn’t Do Any Press 💁🏻🤷🏻
That Post Credit Scene 😭🐠🐬 Is So Stupid
No Cameos Or Multiverse Stuff At All,
Standalone Movie pic.twitter.com/33YwNPO9Kt
— WarZilla (@WarstuG) December 20, 2023
El Ragnarok de DC existe y se llama #AquamanAndTheLostKingdom.
Completamente desdibujada de la primera entrega, donde el humor, las situaciones absurdas, un guion lleno de lagunas y nefasto le quitan toda la épica y clímax posible, secuencias de acción vacías metido con chistes… pic.twitter.com/leQXwLrff6
— SitoCinema (@SitoCinema) December 20, 2023
“Having failed to defeat Aquaman the first time, Black Manta, still driven by the need to avenge his father’s death, will stop at nothing to take Aquaman down once and for all. This time Black Manta is more formidable than ever before, wielding the power of the mythic Black Trident, which unleashes an ancient and malevolent force. To defeat him, Aquaman will turn to his imprisoned brother Orm, the former King of Atlantis, to forge an unlikely alliance. Together, they must set aside their differences in order to protect their kingdom and save Aquaman’s family, and the world, from irreversible destruction.
All returning to the roles they originated, Jason Momoa plays Arthur Curry/Aquaman, no, after w balancing his duties as both the King of Atlantis and a new father; Patrick Wilson is Orm, Aquaman’s half-brother and his nemesis, who must now step into a new role as his brother’s reluctant ally; Amber Heard is Mera, Atlantis’ Queen and mother of the heir to the throne; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is Black Manta, committed more than ever to avenge his father’s death by destroying Aquaman, his family and Atlantis; and Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, a fierce leader and mother with the heart of a warrior. Also reprising their roles are Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus and Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin.”
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set to swim into theaters on December 21. Do you plan on seeing the movie opening weekend? Drop us a comment down below.