Disclaimer there are spoilers in this post.
The holiday season gave us Aquaman as the gift we didnt know we needed. Aquaman a character from the DC universe who is a part of the Justice League.
Aquaman is the heir to the kingdom of Atlantis and he lives with his father who is a light house keeper. Aquaman's name is Arthur and he grows up believing that his mother has been killed for her love of a human and escaping an arranged marriage.
Arthur is contacted by Princess Mera because she needs his help to defeat his half brother who seeks to become Ocean Master. To do this, they must travel to find the Trident of Atlan.
The first part of the movie is when Arthur's parents meet and fall in love during a storm. Then we see Arthur grow up and we meet his arch rival the Black Manta. Black Manta wants revenge because he holds Aquaman responsible for his father's death.
Then the second half of the film takes Arthur and Mera on an incredible journey from the Saharra desert to Sicily in search of clues to point them to the location of the Trident of Atlan. Romance blossoms between the strong willed princess and her rather begrudging tour guide.
The final third portion of the film begins with finding out that Queen Atlanna is still alive and Arthur is reunited with his mother. After claiming his birthright of the Trident of Atlan Aquaman returns to fight his half brother.
The film concludes with a reunion of Arthur's parents.
This movie has everything to root for in a superhero film. Plenty of.fight scenes and action sequences. Just the right dose of comedic timing. And a cast that is fairly easy on the eyes. I am sure that Arthur and Mera will inspire plenty of fan fiction.
If you are looking for a film to ride you over until summer's latest block buster hit, look no further than Aquaman!