Arthur is a strong and tough-looking young man who has always been, well, odd
Perhaps the first clue during his childhood came at the Boston Aquarium, where Arthur began talking to fish. When his friends bullied and teased him, a shark rammed the glass, scaring the boys away.
But Arthur himself always has known he was unique. His father was a lighthouse keeper, while his mother was Atlanna, the queen of the underwater world Atlantis.
Arthur is a “half-breed” who doesn’t fully belong in either world. As part-human, he can breathe air, but as part-Atlantean, he can breathe water, too.
His mother always thought he could usher in an era of peace between the land dwellers and the people of the sea: “He could unite our worlds one day.”
Yet now Arthur’s half-brother -- Orm of Atlantis -- is trying to unite the seven sea kingdoms to launch a war against humanity. The peace that Arthur’s mother desired seems like a fantasy.
Arthur has the power to stop Orm, but will he succeed?
The DC Comics film Aquaman (PG-13) opens this weekend, starring Jason Momoa as Arthur/Aquaman; Amber Heard as Mera, his romantic interest; and Patrick Wilson as Orm.
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