Run time: 115 mins
Jason Momoa returns as the oceanic superhero and protector of Atlantis in this very silly, yet visually lush action adventure.
Having failed to defeat Aquaman the first time, Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), still driven by the need to avenge his father’s death, will stop at nothing to take Aquaman down once and for all. This time Black Manta is more formidable than ever before, wielding the power of the mythic Black Trident, which unleashes an ancient and malevolent force. To defeat him, Aquaman will turn to his imprisoned brother Orm (Patrick Wilson), the former King of Atlantis, and villain in the first film to forge an unlikely alliance. Together, they must set aside their differences in order to protect their kingdom and save Aquaman’s family, and the world, from irreversible destruction.
Full of colour and spectacular visual effects (some better than others), Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is a grand Jules Verne-esque yarn. There’s so much on the screen that it can be hard for the brain to absorb everything, but if you loved the first film, you’re already wanting to dive in