Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Warner Bros’ Final DC Movie in this Phase: “Aquaman 2” Drowns in Bad Reviews with a Very Low 38% Among Critics


“Aquaman 2” is here.

As much as you think the super hero played by Jason Momoa is impervious to normal elements, he’s not. “Aquaman 2” is drowning in bad reviews.

Right now on Rotten Tomatoes, “Aquaman 2” has a low 38% among critics. Most everyone finds the sequel to the 2018 hit. The film also stars Patrick Wilson, Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and — someplace in there — Nicole Kidman.

David Fear of Rolling Stone lived up to his name. He wrote: “A tonal mess, dogged by VFX that range from “video-game cut scene” to “last-minute rush job,” complicated yet curiously thin storytelling, and endlessly aggressive rib-nudging”

Preview results tomorrow should be interesting to say the least.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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