Director: James Wan
Year Released: 2018
The product of a human father and a Sea Goddess (Nicole Kidman), Arthur (Jason Momoa) journeys to Atlantis, deep under the sea, to stop his half-brother King Orm (Patrick Wilson) from starting a war with we pollutin' landlubbers. Let's see, you have the following recycled elements from other DC (and Marvel) comics: lots of discussion about genetic inferiority, bro-vs.-bro fighting, the quest to obtain a Super Weapon, multiple action sequences that look like they were designed for the Playstation (or XBox), a megabeast called the Karathen that could have come out of a Final Fantasy game as well as loads of hammy dialogue. I will say this: Wan's supporting cast, which includes Willem Dafoe, Julie Andrews and Dolph Lundgren, could have been worse ... and no one does villainy quite like Wilson, one of our most underrated actors (he can deliver many bad lines convincingly).