Aquamanis the upcoming DC film by director James Wan of The Conjuring fame and is scheduled to release in India on December 14, a week before it launches in the US.
However, the film is now being screened selectively for members of the media. Although full reviews are not out yet, critics have sent in their first reactions over Twitter.
What is the film about?
The film explores the life of Arthur Curry, born to a common fisherman and the Queen of Atlantis.
Curry must embrace his destiny as the hero of Atlantis and become Aquaman in an attempt to stop his evil half-brother, King Orm, from waging war against land dwellers.
He must undertake a quest to locate and wield the power of the Trident of Neptune.
The cast of Aquaman
The film has a stellar cast including Jason Momoa who played Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones.
Momoa plays the protagonist while Patrick Wilson, who played Ed Warren in The Conjuring, is the antagonist.
Other notable cast members include Amber Heard who expressed interest in playing a warrior queen in a superhero movie, Nicole Kidman and Willem Dafoe, thus promising excellent performances on screen.
Praises being heaped on 'Aquaman'
DC fans can now rejoice as Aquaman has been called an outstanding superhero movie in a sea of superhero movies.
An even higher praise came when some critics compared the film's visuals to Avatar, James Cameron's magnum opus.
Other laudable descriptions include it being called 'an undersea Star Wars', 'an absolute blast' and 'breathtakingly beautiful' which is highly positive for a DC movie.
The praises are rolling in
#Aquaman: An ambitious movie that is, on scale, larger than any movie in the DCEU. Bits of elements from Avatar, Lord Of The Rings, Star Wars, it's VERY fantastical, GORGEOUS to look at with innovative action. The cast: A+! Stay post-credits. 1st or 2nd best DCEU film. Love It!