The movie had a bit of a slow start, I was somewhat bored at least a few times in the first 40mins or so, but once the action picked up later on, it was well worth it, and several of the action scenes were downright fantastic, with the fighting choreography and special effects and the sheer scale of what was happening being almost awe-inspiring.
The music was at times overly bombastic and cheesy, but also at times pretty cool and atmospheric, particularly when electronic styles were used. That one Pitbull song though...yikes.
The story was decent enough, nothing super impressive and the pacing was a bit bloated but it served its purpose well enough to make the eventual ending very satisfying.
As far as characters go, the only one who was really outstanding was Aquaman himself, he was badass and funny and likeable and hot
but the villains felt kinda lame, not very inspired, and same with most supporting characters. Some of the acting was pretty flat at times, too.
The action sequences are really what saved the movie and are the best I've seen in a long ass time, and also the first time I've been genuinely impressed by a comic/superhero movie in quite a while.
The movie was definitely style over substance, and not high art, but as something to see on the big screen, I sure as hell recommend it to anyone looking for some good thrills. The pacing wasn't great but there actually weren't too many filler scenes, especially the more it went on. It did really feel like borderline nonstop action.
Considering how well it is doing money-wise, I'm sure we'll be seeing a sequel, and maybe they can aim a little higher next time. Still, the movie didn't take itself too seriously, and I find Aquaman to be one of the more fun superheros as of late, as opposed to Batman, Spiderman, Ironman and Avengers over and over.