My expectations for this movie are low. DC is coming around to the idea that gritty, dark, and serious all day, all night isn’t the best course of action. I’m not sure if they learned that in time for this one. These posters are… something.
Jason Momoa is great casting. His take on the character is a good blend of smart ass that’s navigating a new universe, and a man that understands that he has a great deal of power. I don’t think it’s enough to carry such an ambitious movie – hopefully the rest of the cast can help with the lifting. There are some big names on the list. Momoa is joined by Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Patrick Wilson as Orm, and Nicole Kidman as Atlanna.
On with all of the flowing hair and “I am totally a serious person wearing scaly spandex” expressions you could ever want from a DC movie. If they play this as over serious as the new posters it may just be worth drunk watching. The movie swims into theaters December 21.