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Author Topic: Aquaman (or, more importantly, a glistening Jason Momoa)  (Read 889 times)

Tiplodocus

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Aquaman (or, more importantly, a glistening Jason Momoa)
« on: 09 October, 2018, 10:14:55 pm »
Can't find a thread about this but, considering how many people said they would pay to see a Momoa Aquaman movie after the averageness of Justice League, here is an extended spoilers trailer:

https://youtu.be/0KRQ9zXujwY

Momoa never quite manages to deliver anything that matches his charisma but that shot of the sub being lifted into the sunlight is why we have superhero movies.
Be excellent to each other. And party on!

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Re: Aquaman (or, more importantly, a glistening Jason Momoa)
« Reply #1 on: 15 October, 2018, 11:00:03 pm »
Great visuals but hope the film is good.

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Re: Aquaman (or, more importantly, a glistening Jason Momoa)
« Reply #2 on: 16 October, 2018, 06:03:57 am »
It looks so bland. Too much CGI. They’ve even Used CGI to show a man diving off a pier.
Worst of all the underwater bits don’t even look like they’re underwater - if they took the CGI fish away you’d think they were in space.

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Re: Aquaman (or, more importantly, a glistening Jason Momoa)
« Reply #3 on: 16 October, 2018, 10:50:01 am »
Hard to see how you'd do it without CGI,  short of traditional animation,  or keeping it at a Man From Atlantis scale (pier-divibg aside). And while you're absolutely right about it looking like it's in space rather than underwater,  you'd be left with very limited visibility and reduced visual scope if you were to actually model the deep ocean: which might be a valid stylistic choice,  but clearly not one the DCCU fancied.  We'll see if this pure-fantasy direction pays off.

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Re: Aquaman (or, more importantly, a glistening Jason Momoa)
« Reply #4 on: 16 October, 2018, 11:57:39 am »
The dive (actually it's a woman, not a man!) at 0:20 could have been an actor doing a dive for real - personally I think it would have looked better.
The gladiator battle at 4:30 is possibly the worst looking bit, with some CGI bubbles the only indication that this is underwater. Surely some thought could have gone into how fighting underwater may actually work/look?

This isn't to say the film won't be fun. I've enjoyed most of the DC films (except Man of Steel) to some extent but they've all looked absolutely terrible in terms of design and effects.