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DVD review: Aquaman

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Amber Heard as Mera and Jason Momoa as Aquaman in Warner Bros. Pictures' action adventure "Aquaman." [DC Comics/Warner Bros. Pictures]
Amber Heard as Mera and Jason Momoa as Aquaman in Warner Bros. Pictures' action adventure "Aquaman." [DC Comics/Warner Bros. Pictures]

Rated PG-13. 143 minutes. 3 out of 4 stars

After Atlantis broke up into seven different kingdoms, Arthur (Jason Momoa), who becomes known as Aquaman, is the only hope to become the King and reconnect the kingdom into one. Arthur, who is half land-breed and half ocean-breed, must stop the war in the city of Atlantis. Arthur learns that being a part of two different worlds can help bring those worlds together and help them become allies rather than enemies.

Arthur quickly becomes a relatable character when he feels that he does not belong to only one world. He faces trouble when neither world fully accepts him for who he is. Alongside Arthur during his journey of becoming king of Atlantis, is Mera (Amber Heard). Like other superhero movies, Mera becomes Aquaman’s love interest. However, she is more than the love interest; she illustrates how women can fight and stand up for themselves. Both of these characters are easily relatable to the audience.

The special effects used in the movie creates a sense of being underwater to the audience. The effects also bring sea animals to life. Under water scenes include fighting sequences that use laser guns and magical trident as weapons, and futuristic submarines for transportation.

Aquaman is an exciting adventure story that keeps its audience entertain throughout the movie. The 143-minute movie keeps its audience on the edge wanting for more action. Overall this superhero movie deserves 3 out of 4 stars.

The movie is now out on Blue-Ray and DVD.

— By Violett Parrott, For The Oklahoman

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