‘Black Adam’ review: Sets off different game for a hopeful DCEU

The world needed a hero. It got Black Adam. Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the Egyptian gods — and imprisoned just as quickly — Black Adam (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.

Black Adam sets off as a game changer and opens a new beginning for the DCEU! While the DCEU has seen some crazy changes in recent years, some of which remarkably disappointing, it confidently released a long-awaited franchise that will change the hierarchy of the DC universe forever. The introduction to one of DC’s biggest anti-heroes gets the job done. Hands down as Black Adam is finally here. Though it might not feel like he is going to save the whole universe, fans of the DCEU will surely find excitement to enjoy here.

Black Adam has tons of action sequences, from the explosive first moments after Teth-Adam wakes up to a ground-shaking clash in the streets with the Justice Society of America (JSA), everything brings the piece to an EPIC conclusion packed with a terrific pacing. When the team comes into the picture, it becomes more fun to watch. Aldis Hodge’s Hawkman perfectly performs a strong introduction as the leader of the team even without a backstory. He has a compelling dynamic with Doctor Fate (Pierce Brosnan), whose powers are visually stunning and impressively rendered. On another hand, Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell) and Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo) give us fun and charming moments to balance the film. Thumbs up for the inclusion of the Justice Society of America.

As for The Rock himself, Dwayne Johnson is born to play the role and this is his show. Black Adam is powered by Dwayne Johnson’s performance and its promise of an exciting future. The Rock crushes it and puts up a badass spectacle. He’s far more serious here than his previous known films, which makes it feel more effective. Notably one of the most anticipated films of the year that do not disappoint!

Overall, Black Adam is action-packed and fun to watch as it succeeds in uplifting what fans might have expected from Johnson’s DC live-action superhero debut.

Don’t leave the theater right away for that sweet treat that definitely delivers, and will leave fans with high hopes for the future.


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