Review: DC’s Black Adam Splits Opinion

By Gary

DC and Warner Bros have introduced their latest adaption from the comic book company that was launch in 1934.

The film, the eleventh in the expanded DC Universe, starts nearly 5,000 years after Teth-Adam (Balck Adam) was bestowed with the almighty powers of the Egyptian gods and imprisoned just as quickly.

Black Adam is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.

If you don’t like Superhero movies, I would stay well away from this because I’m not sure if there will ever be a more Superhero movie.

It feels very predictable, and I feel you need some knowledge of DC Comics to get the most out of this movie, which I have provided below.

Staring as Black Adam, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (Jumanji) which he had been rumoured to play now for quite some time and was floated as the villain in Shazam! brings his unique physicality to the role.

Taking the new incarnation of the super human who first debuted in 1945 as a Supervillain with Johnson bringing to life the misunderstood Egyptian.

The film introduces the Justice Society of America, JSA, with Pierce Brosnan (James Bond 1995-2002) as Dr Fate, who can see many different futures, JSA leader Hawkman played by Aldis Hodge, Cyclone played by Quintessa Swindell and Atom Smasher played by Noah Centineo.

There are also several returning characters with Viola Davis reprising her role as Amanda Waller, Djimon Hounsou as the wizard Shazam, Jennifer Holland as Emilia Hardcourt and one other that I won’t spoil for you.

This film also seemed a bit out of time, it could have come out 20 years ago and it seems to be dividing opinions in the audience.

While I feeling like it doesn’t push the boundaries of the genre, it is clear that DC are going to potentially push forward, see the mid-credits scene, and I really don’t know where DC are going with there movies.

My Rating: 6/10