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Review: 'Aquaman' makes a splash with underwater spectacle galore and Jason Momoa's superheroic star turn

Review: 'Aquaman' makes a splash with underwater spectacle galore and Jason Momoa's superheroic star turn

Audience reactions to blockbusters are difficult to predict, but it’s unlikely anyone will come out of “Aquaman” asking “Is this all there is?”

Not only does the new comic book superhero movie from the DC Extended Universe clock in at an over-extended 2 hours and 23 minutes, it throws everything at us except an undersea kitchen sink.

Anchored in the submerged citadel of Atlantis, “Aquaman” offers up wave after wave of heroes and villains, plots and counterplots, climaxes, anti-climaxes and CGI creatures, like a whole season of vintage “Star Trek” stuffed into one film.

That cover-the-waterfront attitude also extends to the casting. If anyone ever imagined seeing a...

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