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Black Adam

Dwayne Johnson stars alongside Pierce Brosnan and Aldis Hodge in DC Comic’s latest superhero film – Black Adam directed by Jaume Collet-Serra.


Released on the 21st of October by distributor Warner Bros. Pictures, we finally get to see the first champion of the gods in action but is it worth the hype or did the gods make a rush choice? Let’s get into it.
In ancient Kahndaq, Teth Adam was bestowed with the almighty powers of the gods. With those powers, he sought out vengeance and was imprisoned for it. Nearly 5,000 years have passed, and Teth Adam has gone from man to myth to legend.
One day, a brave woman, her brother and fellow activists decide to whilst seek out and hide an evil power but accidentally wake Black Adam from his tomb.
Now free, his unique form of justice, born out of rage, is challenged by modern-day heroes who form the Justice Society, who will prevail, and whose justice will prove superior.
Black Adam is not your ordinary type of superhero, I think Dwayne Johnson was the perfect choice to play the role because, from the moment he appears on screen, the movie goes crazy.
We start the film off with a long narration about ancient Kahndaq, which I believe was a good decision from director Jaume Collet-Serra, which introduces both Teth Adam and dreams that were lost by the people of Kahndaq in quick succession.
It’s either that or we probably would have had another “Zack Snyder” 4-hour long film ahead of us, that I certainly do not want to repeat.
However, let that not fool you because after watching this film, it quickly became one of my favorite superhero movies of the year.
The action fight scenes are abundant from the moment Black Adam appears, heads start to roll left, right and center.
Even when the Justice Society/JSA arrived to save the day as regular heroes do, Black Adam gave them no chance and you could tell Dwayne Johnson was having fun with this one, which had my cheeks hurting from all the smiling I did.
I’ve felt so badly for the bad guys because you know that they have no chance of winning against this big black bag of electrifying muscle.
Don’t even get me started on Hawkman played by Aldis Hodge, the hero reminds me of Black Panther from Marvel Comics in almost every way, from his traditional African dress style to the technologically advanced jet plane he has, I think DC Comics are trying to throw a jab as “Black Panther: Wakana Forever” with this character by I digress for now.
I have never seen a character that likes to throw hands like him, even Dr. Fate played by Pierce Brosnan said it, the man is full of determination even though he knew, he had no way of winning.
This movie just leaves a huge smile on my face because there are moments that happen during the film, that as a regular human being knows, it’s not worth it and Hawkman is that moment.
Not to forget the gags between Hawkman and Atom Smasher played by Noah Centineo are priceless. Black Adam isn’t advertised as a comedy but after watching this film it should be.
It’s hilarious in the ways that it shouldn’t be, there are a lot of deaths, deaths in the most inhumane way, but there are also a lot and I mean a lot of slow-motion scenes.
For instance, Cyclone played by Quintessa Swindell. There’s not one moment during this film that she uses her powers without it being in slow-motion, at some moment I even started counting how many seconds would it take before they uses slow-motion whenever she was on screen.
Acts 1 and 2 are a great part of this film, however, the final act felt a little unnecessary and prolonged the film for more than it had to.
Though I’d genuinely thought the movie had ended after Black Adam’s capture and didn’t feel any connection towards the villain, though I loved his design and think the CGI wasn’t what I’d call terrible but watchable at the very least.
Overall, Black Adam is an action-packed movie filled with stunning CGI effects. It’s nice to see an anti-superhero for once that believes the world isn’t all black and white, there isn’t always a good or bad complex, and sometimes there is grey, that doesn’t need reason or excuses just action.
It offers some interesting, lovable characters from the Justice Society that move the film forward to an unexpected conclusion and justice served. Also, be ready to laugh.
And with that, I give Black Adam 3.8 out of 5 ratings.
Thanks for reading another review from, LSR.Black Adam
Star Ratings

Jaume Collet-Serra

"I mean any movie, Jungle Cruise or Black Adam that are potential franchises or connected with other movies, you still approach it with the idea, let’s do a good movie first and worry about that later. I think that I have nothing to complain about. I was given more characters than most movies get not just the one superhero. Those are iconic, legendary characters that have thousands of pages written about them."

In ancient Kahndaq, Teth Adam was bestowed the almighty powers of the gods. After using these powers for vengeance, he was imprisoned, becoming Black Adam. Nearly 5,000 years have passed, and Black Adam has gone from man to myth to legend. Now free, his unique form of justice, born out of rage, is challenged by modern-day heroes who form the Justice Society: Hawkman, Dr. Fate, Atom Smasher and Cyclone.
Dwayne Johnson
Sarah Shahi
Pierce Brosnan
Noah Centineo
Quintessa Swindell
Henry Cavill
Aldis Hodge
Mohammed Amer
Joseph Gatt
Marwan Kenzari
Angel Rosario Jr
Bodhi Satongui
Djimon Hounsou
Warner Bros. Pictures
2h 5mins
Trilith Studios

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