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Friday, August 04, 2006

posted by Bahoot Studios

I recently downloaded and viewed the Aquaman Pilot Episode and I’m glad to say that it was a dignified rendition of the King of Atlantis but with a television budget. It’s such a relief that they made Arthur/Aquaman/Orin a decent character despite what most people, including me, believe him to be; a lame character. But I can’t help but think it could have been 100 times better if it was Namor. Bwhaha, I know they might look and feel the same but Namor has more depth and history (obviously a Marvel fan).

The show, much like Smallville explores the journey of a young man to being a hero. But despite having the same premise, the writers tried their best to distinguish each character’s journey such as AC (Arthur Curry/Aquaman) being a rebel with no defined parental guidance, except for a Yoda-like mentor played by Ving Rhames. The story also starts during AC’s middle 20’s as compared to Clark’s long drawn High School life; but other than that the show has pretty much the same things going namely the two potential love interest (love triangle anyone?) and the occasional freak show villain.

The cast was good enough in playing their roles but you would, more often than not, readily notice that this is in fact a TV show not a feature film. The effects and locale extremely helped sell the show but the action sequences on the other hand would leave you with the impression that Aquaman is a weak action hero.

Overall the pilot delivered the goods with enough cliffhangers to crave for more but realistically I doubt if the world is really in need of another young superhero TV show.

5 out of 10, it’s a decent story but it just another Smallville.


Blogger Chip Chief said ... (7:51 PM) : 

yeah, it is another smallville, but i think the bermuda triangle could be a cool angle to explore, and besides, smallville wont eb around for too much longer. depending on how pricey this show is, they should give it a chance!


Blogger JABS said ... (8:41 PM) : 

Yah, but the Bermuda Traingle story line has been used to death by both TV and comics. The funny thing is Lou Diamond even stared in a TV series called Bermuda Traingle (2005) and now his starring in yet another story about the triangle....bwhaha

He just can't escape!


Blogger jepster2006 said ... (4:19 AM) : 

Yeah, and that series involved Bryan Singer... looks like the comic book world is invading the mainstream media.


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