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– by Stephon White

Aquaman splashed into theaters on December 21, 2018. To date, the film is the highest grossing DC Extended Universe film of all time, and the best DC entry since Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman. Aquaman represents a shift in direction from the current Snyder was riding. Gone are the grim, power-sanded landscapes and in are tones that pop brilliantly up on the big screen. I for one am looking forward to the Blu-ray release as I am sure this is one adventure that will look good up on the tube. It’s amazing what CGI can do. I remember seeing Jurassic Park in the theater back in 1993 and at the time thinking goddamn this looks slick. But after seeing Aquaman, I’m wondering what level the digital wizards will have achieved in another 23 years.

We may look back at Aquaman the very same way we do films from the Jurassic Park era. No pun intended. Back when Jurassic Park was released, we’d have to wait until the DVD came out to peek at how a film was made. Now thanks to the internet we can get that information a lot sooner. In this case, we’re talking about the behind-the-scenes of Aquaman. The filmmakers have pulled back the curtain and given us a peek at how digital wizards built the graphics for the scenes. Check out the video above.

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Man, these scenes look gorgeous. James Wan did a bang-up job with the film. I can’t wait until there’s some news regarding the sequel. Hopefully Wan is back in the director’s chair.  He essentially did what James Gunn did to outer space, but in this case, it was underwater. If you’ve seen it, what was your favorite scene in Aquaman? Mine involved the scene where Aquaman and Mera descend into the Kingdom of The Trench, but that’s likely because I am a sucker for a good H.P. Lovecraft story. Wan was inspired by Lovecraft, hence the placement of The Dunwich Horror earlier in one of lighthouse flashback scenes.

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SOURCE: CG Record