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Aquaman Review – A Colorful and ‘Greatly Visualized’ Superhero Origin Story

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Aquaman Review – A Colorful and ‘Greatly Visualized’ Superhero Origin Story

Director: James Wan

Running Time: 2h 22m

Cast: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Patrick Wilson

Movie Score: 83%

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THIS IS A SPOILER FREE REVIEW OF THE FILM

James Wan is obviously known better for his horror franchise of ‘The Conjuring’ films, but when he was given the charge of a superhero film a few years ago and that too of DC, many skeptical questions were bound to arise. The reason is simple. Because the way DC movies should have fared in theaters and at box-offices, they didn’t. Barring a masterpiece, Wonder Woman, there has been no other solid release from the superhero ‘Worlds of DC’.

But Wan has eventually succeeded in proving the skeptical minds wrong!

Aquaman is a delightful visual experience for every moviegoer and also for the fans of Aquaman too. James Wan’s version is everything that you could ask for. He sways you and you are compelled to be there in his underwater, irresistible world.

This is an origin story of Arthur Curry aka Aquaman, the Future King of Atlantis. The plot generally revolves around the throne, and it may remind you of past superhero blockbusters like Black Panther (2018) and Thor (2011). And you may feel that this story is a kind of a repeated thing. But it’s not, thanks to James Wan’s dynamic direction and the charismatic performance of Jason Momoa in the title role.

When Momoa was first seen as the ‘fish man’ in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and then appearing in action in last year’s Justice League, his portrayal of Arthur Curry was received with mixed reactions. But here in his solo origin film, he delivers exactly the performance which the audiences want. He has a sort of his own attitude for Arthur’s role that makes him attractive to watch.

Jason Momoa and Amber Heard in a still from the film. Image Source: cdn.collider.com

Jason Momoa and Amber Heard in a still from the film. Image Source: cdn.collider.com

But Momoa’s not the only attraction! Amber Heard as Mera just steals the show and equally matches the Aquaman in nearly every scene. Again thanks to Wan for focusing better on Amber’s role and keeping it meaningful as per the story, instead of just showing her as an eye-candy or something. Yes, there’s no doubt that she looks absolutely drop-dead-gorgeous as the Atlantean Queen, but she also plays a key role in the story’s progression as well.

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The supporting cast could be more effective, though; overall it is okay. Nicole Kidman, as Arthur’s mother Atlanna, played her limited yet effective part wisely, while Willem Dafoe as Vulko seemed to be somewhat restricted. His role could have been extended a bit much so that his relationship with Arthur would have turned out to be more emotionally great.

Talking about the antagonist, then there are two in Aquaman. First one is Black Manta, played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (his character’s name is David Kane in the movie). Despite him bringing an impact to the screen as a solid enemy of Aquaman, director Wan still kept him less in the movie.

Black Manta in a still from a scene

Black Manta in a still from a scene. Image Source: i.redd.it

Yes, he is one of Aquaman’s most prominent enemies but if there was an idea of Black Manta’s introduction then his character should have got more strength which seemed to be lacking in the movie. But he was still great to watch especially in the classic suit, and since there will be a sequel to this movie, there’s a high probability of Black Manta’s expansion and it will be really interesting to see.

Another important and main antagonist is Patrick Wilson’s Orm/Ocean Master. Wilson played his part convincingly, as Arthur’s half-brother and ruler of Atlantis who seeks to unite the seven underwater kingdoms to declare a war on the surface. Though he didn’t seem as villainous as he should have been, still he was good.

But all things considered, the highlight of the movie is its visuals. James Wan has just killed it in showing how a ‘real’ Atlantis would look like, had it ever existed! The movie is so rich in colours that you just don’t want to be away from the screens while being in theaters. All the CGI scenes, objects and huge creatures and monsters, and even very small ones, seem to be real. On technical levels, this film has succeeded in every aspect.

Actions sequences also are just fantastic to watch and some of them are absolutely mind-blowing. The climactic battle is a treat, combined with other beautifully choreographed sequences, like the one chasing scene involving Amber Heard and Jason Momoa. Action and visuals are the heart of this film that just don’t let you think about any other weakness about the story. And it can be called the biggest win for Aquaman, the movie.

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It was a brilliant choice from the perspective of the movie’s makers to choose James Wan for directing this flick since he has actually understood the essence and meaning of Aquaman’s home and the way Atlantis should be. It’s not a simple task to show each and every kingdom and its creatures, armies and also their battles with such an ease.

Apart from this, Wan has also laid a great foundation for the coming years, in the Aquaman series. His effort should be admired and this film deserves a great applause for his hard work.

Aquaman is not absolutely a great-great DC film after Wonder Woman but it’s a great Aquaman film in itself, just the way it had to be. Because no film is a perfect film, ever. Aquaman sways you on every level of fun, entertainment, and dazzling visuals.

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This film is a sure shot positive sign that DC is now on the right track to prove its mettle in competition to its biggest rival, Marvel, which is currently the pioneer in making exceptionally great superhero films. DC needs more directors like Wan and Jenkins who believe in making a great film, not just trying to build a universe. That should be the only sole objective of a filmmaker.

Distributed by Warner Bros., DC Films, and produced by Peter Safran and Rob Cowan, Aquaman is now playing in theaters.
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Virtual Reality is Taking the Adult Entertainment Industry to a New Level

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Virtual Reality is Taking the Adult Entertainment Industry to a New Level

Virtual Reality Popularity is Exploding

Virtual reality is becoming more and more popular. What started as a niche product that allowed you to watch videos has become a global phenomenon. In 2020 5.5 million VR viewing devices were sold. That number jumped to 11 million in 2021 and is projected to reach 43.5 million by 2025. The overall market has grown right along with it. In 2020 the VR market size was about $2.6 billion and is expected to reach $18.6 billion by 2026. The most explosive growth has come in the gaming, healthcare, and education sectors. Gaming is still the big dog on the block with 61% of users reporting using VR primarily for playing games. As quickly as VR has grown and expanded, nowhere is that more evident than in the adult entertainment industry.

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VR and Adult Entertainment are a Perfect Match

The adult entertainment industry has always been one of innovation. In its early years, it was among the first to embrace video then DVD, and eventually streaming. VR porno is the next logical step. Adult content producers have quickly adapted to shooting for VR. The early adult VR videos were a little rough-looking and not very impressive. Today, however, with 4K (and in some cases 8K) resolution video and full 360 degrees viewing, adult VR has become a fully immersive experience.

There are a few ways the adult world is using VR to grow and offer more options for its customers. First, VR allows them to shoot scenes that feel interactive. The actors in the scenes interact with you, whisper in your ears, and make eye contact with you, allowing them to create scenes that feel real. There are also some adult VR games, but the newest way VR is being used in the adult world is with live cam chatting. There have been live cam models online broadcasting themselves out into the world since the early 2000s. However, adult cam models are now using VR as a way to interact with their viewers. Now you can feel like you are right there in the room with the model while you tell them what to do and interact with them in real-time. It takes what was already a personal experience and makes it incredibly intimate and impressive.

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Several sex toy companies are working on toys you can connect directly to your VR viewer and synch up with the video you are watching. The toys will vibrate, contract, or otherwise activate when they are signaled by the video. You no longer just have to look, you can now feel what it is like to reach out and touch them.

VR is Just Starting

As more and more adult content producers shoot scenes for VR, sites like SexLikeReal are becoming a library of sorts for all this content. They gather the best adult VR scenes from around the world and put them on one easy-to-use app.

Aside from the tech world, other business sectors are now embracing VR. Among the top are banking, investment, and education. As of 2020, 26% of businesses reported using VR/AR to train employees and 70% of professionals asked said they believe their organizations would be focusing on developing VR/AR training. 

From gaming to workplace training, communicating with people around the world, to entertainment, VR is quickly growing and will soon become a regular part of our lives. With most major tech companies now working on the development of hardware and software for VR, the future for this exploding technology is very bright!

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How To Watch True Beauty Korea Drama

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How To Watch True Beauty Korea Drama

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, there’s something about watching beautiful people that brings out the best in us. In Korea, its tradition and cinema are one of the most visible ways to display your beauty. It’s also one of the oldest ways of advertising your worth, so it makes sense that beautiful people would choose to keep their appearance under control as much as possible. The general rule is that for anyone who sees other people looking good, it’s cause for celebration not cuckolding. As a result, you can watch some of the world’s most beautiful women and men on screen with a minimum of discomfort. Here are 5 Ways to Watch True Beauty Korean Drama.

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Watch TV Shows

You may have heard that Netflix has started streaming original content, but it’s not just good TV that they’re streaming. Every Sunday night, they feature a new series, and on Monday they’re offering the second half too. So if you love television, you should definitely check out what’s in store for you on Netflix.

Go to a Theater or Film Festival

Theater and film festivals are the perfect places to watch True Beauty Korea Drama. They offer a wide array of different styles and characters, which makes it easy to mix and alternate between different points of view. So when you see “The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful” at the festival, you might see a performance of “The King of Glory” or “The King of the Night.” Just make sure you don’t overthink it or start to feel envious. You don’t need to see anything amazing to be happy it’s the act itself that’s beautiful, not the looking.

Take a Break Before the Show Starts

It’s not just the cinema and the theater that’s the perfect place to watch True Beauty Korea Drama. You can even get in touch with your favorite celebrities through social media or Instagram. You can also stay in touch with your TV family on a daily basis via iHeartRadio’s hour-by-hour stream if you want to keep up with the latest and greatest.

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Go on a Date with an Actress

If you’re lucky enough to meet an actress you like, get ready to have an amazing time. It’s not just about the sex, though it’s about the experience, too. Just like with the cinema, you can mix and match different points of view on a date, so you can watch “The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful” as a husband, a wife, or a new training operator. It’s not just about the sex either it’s about the experience, the love, and any connections you make during the date. It’s the connections that keep you going, the people you meet, and ultimately, the beauty that’ll Set You Free.

Stay in Touch with Your Favorite Stars via Instagram or Facebook

You may have heard that Facebook groups are now mandatory in the United States, but they’re not the only way to get in touch with your favorite celebrities. You can also use any platform you like to make contact with your favorite actors and actresses. TV, film, and even games are just a few of the many options. If you want to stay in touch with your favorite people, you can also use social media accounts that post daily life updates and photos.

You don’t need to be an expert to observe beauty, but you do need to be able to recognize it. That is, of course, if you want to keep your beauty hidden. To get the most out of your beauty budget, it’s important to invest in makeup products that stay put and don’t sparkle. Try using foundation layers (for light complexion types) or a BB cream (for darker skin types) before heading out for the evening. Finally, wear gloves when applying your favorite skin-food color combination before heading inside to watch your favorite TV show.

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Japanese Swords for sale: Why they are special

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Historical warfare stories usually discuss the importance of fighting skills using swords. No wonder, the samurai always come up in such discussions. For many years, the bravery of samurai has been unmatched. Their combat skills are usually associated with the strength of swords they have. A Samurai Katana for sale is made up of high-quality steel that goes through repeated heating, hammering, and folding. This repetition of the process makes sure that air bubbles that may form in the steel are removed. This post discusses why these swords are special.

The production process

The process involved in producing a samurai sword was always and still remains an elaborate one. This process requires a great deal of perseverance and conviction. As explained earlier, the repetition of the process has various benefits. It ensures that the air bubbles that can form in the steel are removed. These air bubbles can sometimes weaken the sword during heating.

Another advantage of repeating this process is that repetition puts layers to the sword’s surface. This is a good thing to do because it increases the strength of the sword.

Lastly, repeating the process makes sure that carbon is distributed evenly throughout the surface. It’s worth noting that carbon tends to have naturally-occurring strengthening properties.

The cooling process

After heating, hammering, and folding the Japanese sword to the satisfaction of the swordsmith, it needs to be cooled. But they cannot cool it by directly submerging the sword into cold water. If they do this, the surface of the blade can become brittle. Likewise, if the swordsmith cools the blade too slowly, the blade can become blunt.

Therefore, a swordsmith needs to have the right level of cooling. To get the best level of cooling, a swordsmith uses a thin layer of clay which is a combination of water with the clay and ash. They apply this on the cutting edge of the sword to cool it down. 

When doing this, they keep the blade hard and sharp while on the other edge they apply a thicker layer of the clay to make the blade shatter-proof and sturdy. As a result, the Japanese sword usually has a sturdy backbone. The iconic samurai blades, such as Tachi and Katana are often curved because the two edges cool at different rates.  

Keep in mind that the sword symbolizes the soul of the swordsman wielding it. No doubt, katana as well as other samurai swords are majestic-looking weapons that come with the right strength any piece of steel can give besides the care and patience of a master craftsman. 

In conclusion, over the years, swordsmiths have mastered the skills of making various types of swords by differentiating the size, curvature, and handle. This has helped to serve a variety of needs on the battlefield and beyond it. Some of the Japanese swords you can find on the market include the tanto, katana, tachi, and wakizashi. These swords have their unique qualities and the samurai used them in duels or other types of conflicts.

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