Watching Aquaman’s headlining feature film debut over the holiday weekend, there was a sense of, “hey, where have we seen this before?”
And then it hit us like a bag of hammers: THOR. Consider the following:
Both are perfect physical specimens.
MYSTICAL WEAPON THAT GIVES TITLE CHARACTER POWER
Thor: Hammer. Aquaman: Trident.
LEAD CHARACTER TORN BETWEEN TWO WORLDS
Thor: Asgard/Earth. Aquaman: Atlantis/Earth.
LEAD CHARACTER’S PARENT IS ROYALTY
Thor: Odin. Aquaman: Atlanna.
PRIMARY VILLAIN IS EVIL HALF-BROTHER
Thor: Loki. Aquaman: Ocean Master.
SECONDARY VILLAIN EQUIPPED WITH ARMOR FROM OTHER WORLD
Thor: Destroyer. Aquaman: Black Manta.
None of this is to say that Aquaman wasn’t fun to watch, mind you. In fact, the visuals are a senses-overloading freakout worth seeing.
For Asgard! For Atlantis!