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Aquaman (2018)

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Arthur Curry, the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land.

Director:

James Wan

Writers:

David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (screenplay by), Will Beall (screenplay by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Momoa ... Arthur
Amber Heard ... Mera
Willem Dafoe ... Vulko
Patrick Wilson ... King Orm
Nicole Kidman ... Atlanna
Dolph Lundgren ... King Nereus
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II ... Manta
Temuera Morrison ... Tom Curry
Ludi Lin ... Captain Murk
Michael Beach ... Jesse (Manta's Father)
Randall Park ... Dr. Stephen Shin
Graham McTavish ... King Atlan
Leigh Whannell ... Cargo Pilot
Tainui Kirkwood ... Young Arthur (Three Years Old)
Tamor Kirkwood ... Young Arthur (Three Years Old)
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Storyline

Arthur Curry, half human half from Atlantis, goes on a trip of a lifetime. Not only does this adventure compel him to come to terms with his real identity, but it also forces him to discover whether he is entirely worthy of fulfilling his own destiny: becoming a king. Written by Domingo Alvarez

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He's not from around here. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English | Russian | Maori | Italian

Release Date:

21 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ahab See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$72,573,522, 23 December 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$335,061,807

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,147,961,807
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In another possible shout-out to one of James Wan's own films, the wrist mounted blade on Black Manta's suit is very similar to the one Jigsaw uses in the first Saw film. See more »

Goofs

When Aquaman raises submarine above water, it should sink immediately due to submarines' diving/ surfacing technologies. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Arthur Curry: Jules Verne once wrote: "Put two ships in the open sea, without wind or tide... they will come together". That's how my parents met: like two ships destined for each other.
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: There is a scene in the closing credits: Black Manta is rescued by Dr Stephen Shin. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK theatrical version was cut to remove bloody detail to secure a 12A rating. That version was also used for the home media release. See more »


Soundtracks

She's a Mystery to Me
Written by Bono (as Paul Hewson) and The Edge (as Dave Evans)
Performed by Roy Orbison
Courtesy of Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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one of the best popcorn movies of 2018
7 December 2018 | by tso_jongSee all my reviews

There are moments of awkwardness in the movie, but the stroy is engaging and full of intricate details. The visuals are stunning, too. James Wan definitely did an amazing job with the right cast. I can't think of a better actor to take the role of Aquaman than Jason Momoa. I will give it an A-.


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