Just got home from watching Aquaman, and if you were on the fence about seeing this movie because of DC's track record so far... you need to go see this movie.
The best way I described it to friends was that I thoroughly enjoyed watching Wonder Woman, and that I enjoyed this movie a hell of a lot more.
The biggest thing to keep in mind is that, although he has been introduced into the DCEU in Justice League, this movie is still very much an origin story. Unfortunately, that means that there is some degree of predictability to the story line which, I believe, comes from the fact that we have seen sooooooo many super hero origins over the past ten years that we all know the formula that is going to play out. Aside from the predictability, my only complain about the movie comes from the CGI being rather meh compared to Marvel's quality. The issue there, though, is that Marvel has ready access to ILM to do their CGI, and DC doesn't. That does make a huge difference.
Now, enough about the negatives. Let's get to the good stuff!
It really feels like DC is stepping away from the dark and brooding that they initially tried for, and is moving more towards following the success of Marvel in that the movie is much lighter and funnier. The one concern I had was that they would really gloss over the whole Atlantis back story, but they do a good job of keeping the history relevant and making sure the audience understands what's going on. The action is solid and brutal, and Jason Mamoa has no issue selling Aquaman as a bad ass because... well... Mamoa does an awesome job at being a bad ass that makes women cream their pants, and straight guys question their sexuality lol.
So, if you are looking for a movie that is going to carve new roads with originality, don't go looking for that here. If you want to see a fun, action packed super hero movie, then this is the movie for you. Or, if you are thinking you are going to get lucky because your woman is so turned on by the sheer masculinity of Mamoa, there may be a good possibility after seeing this lol.