Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

critic Reviews

, 34% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Jason Momoa remains a capable and committed leading man, but even DC diehards may feel that Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom sticks to familiar waters.
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    Jenny NulfAustin Chronicle
    Where Aquaman felt original, Lost Kingdom is stale, void of all originality.
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    James BerardinelliReelViews
    The Aquaman sequel feels like it was mostly constructed in post-production, with CGI working hand-in-hand with editing to fashion something borderline-coherent.
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    Jake WilsonThe Age (Australia)
    Much as Arthur has learnt the novelty of being king wears off, a degree of creative weariness is visible in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
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    Christy LemireBreakfast All Day
    This is going to end up on my worst of 2023 list for sure.
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    Sergio Burstein Los Angeles Times
    A simple excuse to elaborate on a film that is shameless Hollywood entertainment, depending on fun moments, spectacular action scenes and fantastic locations. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    This final dive into the undersea world of the DCEU implodes under the pressure likely generated by all the behind-the-scenes tinkering. As last hurrahs go, this one’s lost at sea.
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    Luke GoodsellABC News (Australia)
    Any movie teeming with fantastical ocean creatures, neon-streaked underwater metropolises and Nicole Kidman riding a cybernetic shark should be a blast of escapism, but the Lost Kingdom never transcends the tedium of its weightless green screen action.
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    Matt BrunsonFilm Frenzy
    It opens with one character getting blasted in the face by a stream of baby urine and ends with another cheerfully munching on a live cockroach. I can’t recall, but did, say, Captain America or Doctor Strange ever have to suffer such indignities?
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    Kevin CarrFat Guys at the Movies
    It appears to suffer from multiple forms of meddling and overdone CGI, failing to capture the charm of its predecessor.
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    Douglas DavidsonElements of Madness
    The sets are imaginative, the characters feel lived-in, and the use of practical suits helps reduce the faceless CG enemy-trope of a lot of superhero films while also making the combat feel more tangible and weighted dramatically.
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