A splashy ‘Aquaman’

In “Aquaman” (⋆⋆⋆; PG-13), Arthur Curry (amiable Jason Momoa) treads cautiously toward the prospect of being ruler of the waterworld. He’s much more gung-ho about another title: King of the Quips. It’s a crown that doesn’t quite fit. His half-brother, Orm (Patrick Wilson), has had it up to here with landlubbers turning his oceans into a filthy Jacuzzi. And then there’s the wrath of a pesky submarine pirate. Director James Wan has fun, with fight scenes reminiscent of the WWE.

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Also coming Tuesday

• “Capernaum”

• “If Beale Street Could Talk”

• “Second Act”

• “Stan & Ollie”

• “King of Thieves”