When it comes to the cinema the competition between Marvel and DC has been fairly one sided. While DC has attempted to be more cerebral, to try and present larger concepts (such as showcasing how the world would genuinely react to the notion that we aren’t alone in the universe, officially), the box office has clearly favored Marvel and its popcorn style.
The one place where the two have been battling substantially on a much more even playing field has been on home video. When it comes to the DTV market, targeting children, both sides managing to pump out a large volume of animated fare consistently. The one thing DC has done well is incorporate unique looks, in particular Lego.
Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis is a fairly standard tale of heroic confidence building. Aquaman (Dee Bradley Baker) has to save the day and needs to get the rest of the Justice League to help him. It’s a fairly standard children’s film, with the sort of “life lesson” approach of an after school special.
If you need something to put for a small child this is the sort of film you’ll want. It’s innocuous and inoffensive… and also not that good if you’re above the age of eight or so.
A Lego figurine of a random DC superhero is included.
Warner Bros presents Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis. Directed by Matt Peters. Written by Jim Krieg and Jeremy Adams. Starring Dee Bradley Baker, Susan Eisenberg, Jonathan Adams, Nolan North. Run Time:77 minutes. Not Rated. Released on 7.31.2018
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