Black Adam Review: The DCU has hope after all

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, Black Adam restored my faith in DC. I can confidently say, without a doubt, that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson did not disappoint in this film. This is a new beginning for the DC Universe and this movie was pretty awesome. There were only a few “eh” moments (parts of the story they got wrong) that bothered me but overall, it was nicely done.

Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the ancient gods—and imprisoned just as quickly—Black Adam (Johnson) is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.

(L-r) SARAH SHAHI as Adrianna and MOHAMMED AMER as Karim in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “BLACK ADAM,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

From the beginning, it was giving serious Terminator 2 vibes with the relationship between Black Adam and Hurut (Jalon Christian) in the movie. There were more than a few cheesy lines that were akin to, “Say hasta la vista baby”, but the action and the CG were solid. Some characters were kind of useless, but their presence made sense (to a degree) in the film.

It was refreshing to see Pierce Brosnan getting in on the action. For some actors, when you’re used to them in a prominent role as a single character, it’s hard to release those feelings. Seeing him is basically seeing James Bond, so it was awesome to see a different side of his acting and truly own the role.

PIERCE BROSNAN as Dr. Fate in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “BLACK ADAM,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Just a week ago, we attended a red-carpet screening of the film at Atlanta’s Atlantic Station. Stars Aldis Hodge and Sarah Shahi were in attendance, along with special guests Jacob Lattimore (House Party), Cameron Hamilton (Love is Blind), Karlie Redd (Love & Hip Hop ATL), and Big Tigger (DJ). Before and after the screening, celebrities and fans alike were excited and anxious to see how the world would react to the film.

Aldis Hodge and Sarah Shahi star in Black Adam and attend a red carpet screening of the film in Atlanta, GA (X/THE PEACH REVIEW®)

For Black Adam, the protector of Khandaq, I give a 9 out of 10. Even with the small things I didn’t necessarily like, it was an awesome film. Even though The Rock spoiled it in an interview (smh), it was awesome to see a special superhero appear in the credits.

-TBZ & Jon Jones

Cover photo: Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures

Red Carpet photos by X

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