Or do a painstaking analysis of director Wan's many choices in storytelling, mythmaking, and characterization that make the film a joy.
I'm going to do neither.
I'm just going to say that the reason thing film will succeed where others haven't is because:
it's a comic book.
Wan didn't try to rise above that, or be more real, or gritty (as too many DC films have done); neither did he wink and nod and undercut all the serious situations with goofiness as way of parodying the very art form that the film is based on (as too many Marvel films have done).
Wan just unapologetically made the biggest, brightest, boldest comic book he could about Aquaman. And I loved it.
|When you see THAT scene, I guarantee you some of you will get pregnant.|
And you will name the child Arthur. Even if it's a girl.