Is Aquaman 2's CGI Really That Bad? Trailer Teaser Has All the Fans Saying Just One Thing

Is Aquaman 2's CGI Really That Bad? Trailer Teaser Has All the Fans Saying Just One Thing
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Whole Budget Blown on Jason Momoa?

Nearly five years on, Aquaman, starring the magnificent Jason Momoa, remains DC Studios' most profitable film and the only one to surpass $1 billion in gross revenue. This fact becomes even more striking when you consider how disastrous 2023 proved for DC with Shazam! Fury of the Gods, The Flash, and Blue Beetle all underperforming at the box office.

Despite this, fans eagerly awaited the trailer for the second instalment of Aquaman. The movie seemed to be the last beacon of hope for DC Studios, which appears to be on a downhill trajectory, facing widespread criticism and potential obscurity. However, the release of the teaser trailer for the upcoming film has poured ice-cold water on the optimism many fans were holding on to.

Teaser Trailer

DC's official YouTube channel has just published some much-anticipated information about one of their most awaited films, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. The film involves many of the same individuals who contributed to the first instalment, including director James Wan, producer Peter Safran, and both David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Jason Momoa, who collaborated with Wan on the script.

While this is merely a teaser, with the main trailer slated for release on Thursday, fans have already expressed disappointment based on the glimpses offered. There's growing apprehension about potential on-set controversies and the perceived exploitation of CGI artists.

Fan Feedback

Many fans observed a perceived decline in the quality of the CGI compared to the first film, which, even half a decade later, still stands out for its visuals.

'Umm... is it weird that i already see some CGI downgrade compared to the last Aquaman movie?' a fan pondered.

Moreover, beyond the so-called superhero fatigue, there's palpable exhaustion from the overreliance on CGI, prompting concerns that most of the film might essentially be actors delivering lines against a green screen.

'Aquaman 2 looks like a green screen CGI nightmare. You couldn't pay me to watch this trash,' another fan said.

Will the CGI quality see improvement? Will the film rely too heavily on visual effects, detracting from its authenticity and vividness? Those are the questions on everyone's mind. For the time being, we'll be waiting for the upcoming full trailer and the subsequent release of the movie on 20 December.

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