Finally, DCEU’s Aquaman movie is finally hitting theaters, and fans are already eager to know how it is. While the film seems to have Wonder Woman-like potential, there’s always the concern that another Suicide Squad or Justice League debacle could be on its way. While the trailer looks refreshing and astounding, there is been no way fans can know which way this movie will lean.
Fortunately for all of us, we all get our first glimpse into Aquaman’s reception today, as Warner Bros. has now decided to lift the social media embargo on the film. Press who attended the early screenings of Aquaman have been anxiously awaiting the opportunity to share their thoughts online. While full reviews aren’t allowed to be posted at this time, the critics are at least allowed to tweet to their heart’s content.
This early lift of embargo could be good news for Aquaman. Usually, if a studio is worried about a film not getting good reviews, it will wait until just before the film is released into theaters. This way, ticket-buyers won’t have that much time to experience the negative buzz surrounding a movie. So, going by this, movies with early embargoes have a greater chance of being better. Seeing as how the reactions to Aquaman are arriving online nearly a full month before its theatrical release, it seems like good things could be in store.
All that to say, here are the first reactions to James Wan’s Aquaman!
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) November 26, 2018
I can finally share some brief thoughts on #Aquaman. Can't mention plot or technical stuff, so I'll just say that Jason Mamoa is charismatic as hell in the lead and the film gives off a fun fantasy vibe 👌 Doubt anyone will mock Aquaman for talking to fish after this comes out. pic.twitter.com/EFpPJ3enmq
— Nick Kazden (@ricknazden) November 26, 2018
#Aquaman was an absolute blast, from the charm of Momoa's Arthur Curry, to the spectacular visuals to the fun that it was clear that everyone was having. It was exactly what I was hoping for and I can't wait to see it again! I'll give you more details when I'm allowed! pic.twitter.com/FyeczAJJIJ
— Jenna Busch (@JennaBusch) November 26, 2018
Saw #Aquaman before thanksgiving and had a week to think about it. It's flawed, but fun. Momoa and Patrick Wilson are absolute gems. Most of all, the movie is just flat out insane. I can't believe how big, creative, and crazy it gets. Gotta see it again! pic.twitter.com/m2oRbHVtu9
— Mike Rougeau (@RogueCheddar) November 26, 2018
Short & sweet reaction to #Aquaman is that I loved it. It’s a comic book movie through & through with great action, iconic moments & visual spectacle to spare. Momoa makes the character his own & Wan honors the traditional aspects, but elevates it to the modern era. It’s a blast.
— Paul Shirey (@arcticninjapaul) November 26, 2018
There were moments where I felt #Aquaman might be running a little long but it has SO much to unpack in building its own isolated world.
Huge, epic, unique, and stylish action-sequences balance the heavy exposition.
Movie isn't out yet but I want more from Wan, Momoa, & co.
— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) November 26, 2018