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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom - Review

I Don't Know What Lies Ahead.

2.5 / 5

The Guardians of the Galaxy team line up

Directed by James Wan.

Aquaman must turn to his imprisoned brother Orm, the former King of Atlantis, to forge an unlikely alliance to save the world from irreversible destruction.

The DCEU goes out with an unfortunately expected whimper rather than a bang with the lacklustre Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.

Jason Mamoa returns as the marine superhero in an attempt to inject some personality into a routine world-saving adventure with overwhelmingly vibrant visuals and direction provided by a hesitant James Wan. Patrick Wilson and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II both make welcomed returns but both don't get enough to do, playing second fiddle to a new threat that feels like an afterthought.

Its saving grace is that it stands alone, outside of whatever may be happening in the wider DC universe. However, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is a shining example of why a hard reset is needed and the best thing for characters of this grandeur.

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