Why such a disconnect wil audiences and critics with Aquaman

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  1. JannTosh Registered

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    Aquaman got an average 64% rating on RT and is rotten with top critics. Audiences however, are loving the movie. It will easily pass 300m domestic and 1 billion worldwide with a chance at 1.1 billion and outgross many better reviewed superhero films. Why such a disconnect with this film?
     
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    As someone who loves the film:

    (1) Inconsistent acting, the teenage Arthur who practiced on the beach was a terrible actor.
    (2) Some of the dialogue lines are cheesy and over-the-top (for example the conversation about tears). Some of the lines are on-the-nose, delivering exposition in too blunt of a manner (which may explain #1 partly).

    So the film wasn’t perfect and it has hiccups (this is coming from someone who’s probably seen 80+ films in theaters in 2018 and consider it to be #10 in my top 10 in with mostly indie films just because it’s a fun, wild ride that one can watch on repeat). But with that said, while in scholarly film terms it needs work - on a fun scale it soars.

    Critics are coming at it from the scholarly approach since they’re expected to, but even many of the harsher ones said they had fun. It’s a classic popcorn film in the greatest way possible.
     
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    Its because Pitbull song
     
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