May 10, 2019

What 'Aquaman' Can Teach Us About Good (and Bad) Screenwriting

“Aquaman” shows you three ways you can enhance your writing.

Have you seen Aquaman? Of course you’ve seen Aquaman. The movie grossed over a billion dollars worldwide, re-invented a mostly unknown character, and inspired my mom to buy a framed poster of Jason Momoa.

Studio blockbusters aren’t usually known for their incisive screenplays, and Aquaman is no exception. However, there are still a few valuable lessons we can take away from it, as highlighted in this video from Just Write. Check it out below:

There’s a lot going on there, so let’s break it down. The video explains how Aquaman uses action scenes to interrupt long exposition scenes and give the audience a break from Atlantean history or Aquaman’s Aquamom’s background. But why do they need to do this?

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Source: NoFilmSchool