A lot has been made over the years in regard to DC's failing to match Marvel. Several of the Twitter reactions note that this feels close to how Marvel movies are. That may be a good sign for DC at the box office. In addition, Slash Film editor Peter Sciretta praises the movie's villain, Black Manta.
🔱 #Aquaman is better than expected. Feels like a Marvel phase one movie, in a good way. It’s at its best when it’s having fun and not taking itself too seriously. Black Manta is great villain that comic book fans will love. Some truly spectacular one shots and good action. pic.twitter.com/aTnc1QWk66— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) November 26, 2018