Film Review: Aquaman

The sixth film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) and directed by James Wan, Aquaman tells the origin story of Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa), the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, who goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land. It’s a journey that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be – a king – replacing his half-brother, King Orm (Patrick Wilson), who seeks to unite the seven underwater kingdoms against the surface world.

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Film Review: Justice League

The fifth instalment in the DC Extended Universe, following on from 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League sees Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) recruit The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) after the selfless death of Superman (Henry Cavill) to restore faith in a now very down-beaten humanity. Directed by Zack Snyder, the team must face an even great enemy as they must save the world from the catastrophic threat of Steppenwolf (voiced by CiarĂ¡n Hinds) and his army of Parademons.

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Film Review: Conan The Barbarian

(Read this in my publication In Retrospect – Issue 1)

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Directed by Marcus Nispel, Conan The Barbarian is based on the character created by Robert E. Howard. However, it is a new interpretation of the Conan mythology and is not related to the films featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger which were released in 1982.

Beginning with Conan (Jason Momoa) as a young boy, his village is attacked by warlord Khalar Zym (Stephen Lang), and he is left as the only survivor. 20 years later, Conan discovers that Zym is planning to sacrifice the pure blood descendant of the sorcerers of Acheron in order to unleash the Mask of Acheron’s power, a weapon he wishes to use to revive his dead wife and conquer Hyborea. Now a skilled but violent warrior, Conan seeks his revenge.

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