'Aquaman 2' review: Jason Momoa's huge lug returns for a lackluster superhero farewell.

Before ending, the DC comic-book movies show Jason Momoa getting splashed by a baby and an octopus riding a seahorse. So, thanks?

Momoa's giant lug who communicates to fish has one more action-packed mission in "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom."

James Wan's Atlantean adventure (★★½ out of four; PG-13; in theaters Friday) comes amid a superhero picture lull and a 2025 DC cinematic universe reboot led by James Gunn and Peter Safran.

 Movie neither sinks nor swims: It's aggressively fine, a zippy, brotherly outing without remarkable strokes.

Arthur Curry (Momoa), the king of Atlantis, has become a husband and father after his 2018 solo feature. He can't find his way:

Though he struggles to balance parental and royal duties, he loves Arthur Jr. Aquaman and his wife Mera (Amber Heard) are bored with political councils and don't want to be king.He needs a hard puncher.

Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) returns with vengeance, determined to find Atlantis, burn it down, and kill Aquaman's family.

An ancient evil takes control of the supervillain once he finds the Black Trident.

Manta attacks Aquaman's people, disrupts the climate, and targets Arthur and Mera's child. 

Aquaman breaks out his half-brother and former king Orm (Patrick Wilson) from prison because he needs Manta knowledge. 

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