Aquaman Reviews: 9 Early Reactions You Have To See

8. The Visuals Dazzle

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One element that even the more middle-of-the-road reactions seem to be gushing over is the visuals. Apparently, between the first-rate CGI, Don Burgess' cinematography, and some incredible uses of lighting and color, the film has a visual palette that is distinctly its own and a marked step-up from the usual DC visuals.

As @arcticninjapaul puts it:

"It’s a comic book movie through & through with great action, iconic moments & visual spectacle to spare."

Or as @ErikDavis says:

"Aquaman is the most ambitious DC movie to date -- a big, sprawling visual spectacle that is gorgeous, crazy, stuffed with terrific action, and a lot of fun to watch. James Wan, in my opinion, is the true star - he elevates the material, makes it entertaining and conquers it."

Elsewhere, the film earned positive comparisons to the likes of The Matrix and Lord of the Rings, thanks to its expansive and fantastical worldbuilding visuals.

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