Dec
05
2018

Aquaman’s early showing theaters expanded.

As you might remember: Aquaman is being shown a week early to Amazon Prime members who buy a special ticket.   Wait. Did I mention this, actually?  No.  OK: Aquaman is being shown a week early to Amazon Prime members who buy a special ticket.  I already got my ticket, so there you go.

Anyway, apparently the demand has been sufficient to justify expanding the …experiment?  Stunt?  Box-office bonanza?  Whatever it is: they added another hundred theaters to the promotion.  Which suggests that there’s a certain amount of buzz going on, there.  God knows the DCEU could use some.

Moe Lane

PS: Please, God, don’t let it suck. I cut my teeth on DC.  I accept that I’m not going to get something like the MCU, but I need something.

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8 Comments »

  • Rockphed says:

    I think part of why the MCU has been a bonanza while the DCU has been meh is that the MCU started off making decent movies that stood on their own whereas the DCU decided to jump straight to The Justice League.
    .
    That said, Wonder Woman was a decent flick, and Aquaman looks like it could be awesome. Frankly, we are probably all better off ignoring the other 3 movies the DCU has put out.

  • Belcatar says:

    Aquaman is creating cognitive dissonance in my brain. Aquaman is not cool. There is no way Aquaman can be cool. Yet there it is, on the screen. Cool Aquaman. If I were a small, semi-sentient probe in a Star Trek episode, I would blow up.

    • Luke says:

      Aquaman was cool.
      Superfriends was not.
      .
      Remember, Aquaman started off modeled on Robert E. Howard’s Kull.
      An adventurer who seized control of the throne of an ancient and inscrutably corrupt kingdom, plagued by deadly conspiracies within, and Lovecraftian monstrosities without, cut off from external sources of support.
      .
      His “barbarian hero” schtick was a bad fit for the Silver Age, didn’t resonate in the social malaise of the Bronze Age, and wasn’t ironic enough for the Iron Age.
      But the core was still there, just waiting to be mined.
      .
      This one, I’m looking forward to.
      But if the director undermines the major moments with bathos, I’m going to be out for blood.

      • Moe_Lane says:

        I have some hope that they went through that and replaced all the bathos with more scenes of aquatic war dinosaurs. I mean, this is a movie where Aquaman offers to pee on the mystical Atlantian artifact in order to give it enough moisture to activate. That implies that your barbarian hero scenario will be right up there, on the screen. 🙂

        • Moe_Lane says:

          And what age *are* we in, right now? The print comics are often horrid, but the comic book movies are everything that 14 yo me ever wanted.

          • acat says:

            Age of Confusion, methinks.
            .
            Ace of Spades had a piece up about how Captain Marvel is sure to be awful because she’s never successful in a book series, which is weird because she may do fine in a different medium like D.C. does horribly on film because they don’t seem to grok the medium…
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            I dunno… I find it all confusing.
            .
            Mew

          • Moe_Lane says:

            :raised eyebrow: As opposed to the comic-book blockbusters that were Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, and quite honestly the Avengers? Note that I’m trying to be diplomatic, here, mostly because I appreciate that Ace hasn’t yet actually offered his unvarnished opinion of me, and I don’t start fights.

          • Moe_Lane says:

            To clarify: I got that it’s not necessarily your opinion. 🙂

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