In the first Aquaman movie, Jason Momoa played Arthur Curry, also known as the underwater-breathing superhero Aquaman. After much hesitation, Aquaman eventually did the right thing by claiming the throne of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis from his brother, Ocean Master.
In the sequel, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, the DC Comics superhero is back, only this time he has to team up with his brother to save Atlantis from an all-new threat.
We got to see an early screening of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, and we’re happy to report that it’s just as zany and crazy as the first one.
Also, we couldn’t help but notice that these five merit badges would be a perfect match for Arthur.
Arthur’s father is human, but his mother is from Atlantis. That means Aquaman is equally comfortable both on land and in the water.
Both Aquaman and his brother can swim through the water seemingly as fast as Superman flies through the skies.
When Aquaman and Ocean Master want to move super fast, they hitch a ride on one of the underwater world’s trusty sea creatures. It’s very similar to how a Scout would go water skiing, wake boarding or tubing.
These undersea creatures come in handy when Arthur must travel a great distance to attempt to free his brother from the prison he was in the last time we saw him at the end of the first movie.
Some of the characters in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom don’t care who they have to hurt to get what they want. The main bad guy is Black Manta, who appeared briefly in the first movie. This time, he’s more powerful than ever, and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to get revenge on Aquaman.
Aquaman has to spend a significant amount of time helping other people, much like Scouts do when earning the Lifesaving merit badge.
At one point in the movie, Aquaman and Ocean Master must learn to survive out of the water in a part of the world where they’ve never been before. Aquaman, who’s more accustomed to being on the surface than his brother, tells Ocean Master what’s safe to eat – and what’s not.
Eventually, Ocean Master agrees with Aquaman that the food we surface dwellers eat is better than the food they have down below the surface of the water.
Citizenship in the World
Black Manta is not afraid to light the world on fire to get what he wants – literally!
Aquaman, on the other hand, feels a responsibility to use his powers to help people – all people. This is a theme that’s continued from the first movie, when Ocean Master wanted to launch an attack on the surface world before his brother stopped him.
But is Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom a good movie?
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is a bright, flashy, loud, action-packed superhero film. If that’s your thing, then you’re going to love this one!
The director of Aquaman is James Wan, who has directed some really scary movies. This one isn’t all that scary, but there are a few scenes where Wan’s scary movie background slips through.
Though Momoa has appeared in Aquaman in other DC movies, including Justice League and The Flash, this one is a standalone film. There is no mention of Blue Beetle, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman or any other DC character.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is rated PG-13 for comic book action and some language. It hits theaters tomorrow.