I’m gonna go see Avengers. Summoning the energy to do so reminded me of a conversation with my pal Jeremy, where we agreed that Guy Maddin should make an Aquaman movie. The closest he’s come to already doing that is this:
Hell, if someone laid a filter over it, so some old timey-looking bubbles periodically went by, it would be an actual Aquaman movie. (You just know that Aquaman traverses Atlantis on an antique bicycle.)
There’s also a director’s cut:
…which contains even more slapping, so it must be better?
I have to imagine that Maddin had Jack Smith firmly in mind when he made this short. Of course Jack Smith would be my first choice for an Aquaman flick (probably Maddin’s, too)—but Maddin’s version would be its own special delight.