Aquaman is currently on cloud nine at the Box Office. After rocking in the theatres in China and the rest of Asia, new data has come to light that is showing that Aquaman is also doing pretty good in Europe as well. Aquaman is truly a visual spectacle and a masterpiece of a movie. When it comes to incredible action sequences, musical score and the epic background visualization extravaganza, Aquaman is probably second to none in its genre.
We would go so far as to say that some of its scenes could even give Infinity war a run for its money. And yet like every other DCEU movie, this movie is also something that could not escape the continuity errors that has dogged ever DCEU movie ever since Man of Steel. We are still unsure as to how a magnificent director like Wan could have missed this plot hole. Presenting – Aquaman has a plot hole that could destroy DCEU as we know it!!!
SPOILER ALERT: Major Spoilers for Aquaman up ahead. Enter at your own risk….
It was the visionary Zack Snyder that introduced the current King of the Seven Seas to the DC Extended Universe via his cinematic masterpiece aka Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Aquaman portrayed by Jason Momoa had only a small cameo in that movie. He later appeared full throttle in Justice League, where he helped Wonder Woman, Batman, the Flash, Superman and Cyborg stop the menace that was Steppenwolf from taking over the world.
Aquaman next appears in the movie of the same name, where he plays a wayward Atlantean that detests Atlantis for killing his mother for having a half-breed like him. When Mera comes to ask for Arthur’s aid to stop Orm, Arthur agrees to help after some initial hesitation. After entering Atlantis, he displays a level of knowledge about the underwater kingdom that paints a pretty murky picture. And this is where the plot hole arises from.
Remember that this is not the first time that Arthur is visiting Atlantis. In Justice League, Arthur is forced to enter the underwater kingdom to face Steppenwolf after he gets to know that the latter is on his way to the Atlantean Mother box. After passing through some of the Atlantean ruins at a high speed, he makes quick work of some of the parademons and faces Steppenwolf head on.
Although he gets defeated in the process, we now know that Arthur knows his way around Atlantis judging from the fact that he was able to find the Mother Box Chamber where Mera and the other guards were on watch so easily. And yet in Aquaman, Arthur is but a stranger to the nooks and crannies of Atlantis. One movie paints him as a regular while the other paints him as a rookie. What in Poseidon’s name is going on with the DCEU?
For instance, Arthur does not even know about the Gateway Bridge that connects Atlantis to the rest of the Ocean and is the only way in and out of the city. This is an important detail about the city we sure hope someone who knows about the super-secret Atlantean Mother Box must know. Arthur Curry is a troubled character that is dogged by too many directors spoiling the proverbial cinematic broth.
When Snyder, Whedon and Wan come together to build a franchise without any sort of coordination, this is what happens. We are pretty sure many of the fans noticed this plot hole in the movie too. Even still, the movie is still pretty solid and we would like to overlook this minute detail. But in the future, we would like Warner Bros. to not commit such blatant and easily rectifiable blunders.
Aquaman is already in theatres. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
Once home to the most advanced civilization on Earth, the city of Atlantis is now an underwater kingdom ruled by the power-hungry King Orm. With a vast army at his disposal, Orm plans to conquer the remaining oceanic people — and then the surface world. Standing in his way is Aquaman, Orm’s half-human, half-Atlantean brother and true heir to the throne. With help from royal counselor Vulko, Aquaman must retrieve the legendary Trident of Atlan and embrace his destiny as protector of the deep.