Writer and Director James Wan cited Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Romancing the Stone (1984) as influences on this movie.
Jules Verne once wrote: "Put two ships in the open sea, without wind or tide... they will come together". That's how my parents met: like two ships destined for each other.
When Queen Atlanna has her first view of the surface world, she acts like the cliche "ignorant savage," stabbing a television as if it's a foul demon. But she's from a world which is advanced beyond anything the modern world has yet produced. A 1980's-level television should be as primitive and unremarkable to her as Thomas A. Edison's original phonograph is to modern humans, but she may be suffering from judgmental impairment from her injuries, and thus not in her right mind.
The Warner Brothers logo is sunk and half-buried at the bottom of the ocean, reflecting Atlantis's history.
The UK theatrical version was cut to remove bloody detail to secure a 12A rating. That version was also used for the home media release.
English, Russian, Maori, Italian
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