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Years ago, self-assured dive shop owner Arthur "A.C." Curry lost his mother in the mysterious Bermuda Triangle, and now he is honing his amazing aquatic abilities under the tutelage of a cryptic lighthouse keeper. A.C. knows that he must risk everything to protect the world's vast oceans, even if it brings him into conflict with alluring Navy pilot Rachel Torres. As he trains with his haunted mentor and relies on his close confidant Eva, A.C. grows to embrace an even bigger mission: an ominous, invisible war between the world A.C. inhabits and the one that bore him. This grounded, contemporary reinterpretation of DC Comics' Aquaman mythology comes from the acclaimed writing/producing team of Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville). Be the first to see the pilot episode of Aquaman right here on iTunes!
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It should not have been cancelled
It is so good. It was really foolish of the CW to cancel the show. Even if the superhero aspect of it would not draw enough viewers the sexiness of it would. The show's quality probably didn't come into question as the acting, effects, and story is on par with the best of Smallville, and most shows on television. As a die hard superman fan it hurts to say, but I feel this show's potential could have taken it beyond Smallville. whose quality has sadly decreased since season three. My only hope is that enough people will purchase this pilot on iTunes so that the execs reconsider picking up the show. Even if that isn't the case it is well worth the 1.99 price tag and all viewers, comic book fan or no, can enjoy this excellent pilot of Aquaman.
Warner Brothers has made a smart move by putting the unaired pilot on itunes, a cult phenomenon is sure to follow--who knows.... hopefully it will be picked up and end up replacing one of the two new CW shows that are doomed to failure... wait and see... download it and support
That was actually pretty good.
I just finished watching the Aquaman pilot and am surprised at how well it works. It's too bad this show wasn't given a chance to grow. Despite some occasionally cliched dialogue and forced exposition (it's a pilot, what do you expect?), it gets off to a nice start, telling alot of story in a short amount of time. The acting is all over the place, but never gets bad enough to destroy a scene. Additionally, the effects are pretty darn nice: I found the opening sequence to be pretty exciting and well directed. The actor playing "A.C." aka "Oren" aka "Aquaman" does a nice job of being breezily rebelious and charming, but undercutting what could have been the typical n'er-do-well swagger, with a boyish earnestness and big, heart-melting smile. This show definately struck a cord with me - I have always been a sucker for the "Wistful-look-out-to the-Horizon-at-Sunset" thing popularized by Luke Skywalker in Star Wars and those 70's surfer movie flicks. So my conclusion is: "Aquaman" doesn't waste a single moment of screen time. It's quick and efficient (almost to it's own detriment) and occasionally cheesy, but has a big, uncynical heart at it's core. I would have loved to see where the show would have gone.