Aquaman ★★★★½

Superhero Rewatch Adjacent.

Aquaman is huge, crazy, bombastic, and undeniably fun. Nobody out there is enjoying his life the way Jason Momoa is right now, and for all the gaudy special effects and scenery-chewing, the film looked gorgeous and struck exactly the right tone. And it was really nice to see Vulko treated so well -- in Spider-Man he was Willem Dafoe, but here he was Willem Dafriend. The comic nerd in me is thrilled -- we have a big-budget hit movie that not only stars Aquaman, but features comic-accurate versions of Black Manta and Ocean Master. Truly, we have entered a Golden Age.