Aquaman Trailer Breakdown: 19 Things You Need To See

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The first trailer for the DCEU's Aquaman just dropped during Warner Bros. Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con, and it's safe to say that the first proper look at James Wan's big-budget origin story is...a bit of a mixed bag.

On one hand, adapting Aquaman to the big screen is no easy task - especially with the underwater action necessitating a VFX budget the size of a small country's GDP - but on the other, there's a lot about this that just feels like an oddly soulless and generic superhero movie.

Jason Momoa's chops aren't ever in doubt, and the cast certainly looks appealing enough, but it's extremely hard to accept from this trailer alone that the movie's going to be another winner for the DCEU on the level of, say, Wonder Woman.

That's not to say Aquaman looks horrible, because it doesn't, but it's giving off some very "OK"-ish vibes so far.

A second trailer could definitely sway opinion, especially if the quality of the visual effects gets punched-up, but for now it's probably sensible to keep your expectations firmly in the middle...


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