"Black Adam is a game changer for comic book movies, fresh and epic"/5 Reviewed by Adi Mursec
This movie was in the making for over 15 years and I’m so glad they managed to pull it together. It’s not just an amazing movie but it’s come in at just the right time to save the DC movies altogether.
A lot of fans put the weight of the DC universe on the shoulders of Batman and Superman, well in terms of the movies anyway. One thing we’ve learned from movies like Aquaman and Shazam is that it just takes a good story. Black Adam has joined that exclusive group of dark horse winners.
There is so much to love about this movie from the perfect casting to the pace and depth of the story. I think because they have introduced a few very well-selected JSA characters to back up Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam it gave a really high-impact experience. Watching the movie for the first time you just don’t know what to expect.
From watching the trailers for Black Adam I really wasn’t expecting much, I wasn’t massively connected to any of the characters or actors but leaving the movie I was really excited for a sequel.
Dwayne Johnson sounds to have really battled for this movie to get made over the years, he just didn’t give up and you can see his dedication to the movie in interviews.
Production wise it’s really well made, The movement of Black Adam in the battle scenes you can’t tell where the filming finishes and the CGI starts. It’s almost like the movie took 15 years to make because Johnson wanted to learn to fly and shoot lightning from his hands.
Being a fan of James Bond I wasn’t sure how they would make Pierce Brosnan a good Dr Fate but he totally owned the character throughout the movie. The CGI was really well done and he helped bring the characters together, I really would love to see a solo Dr Fate movie with Pierce Brosnan as the lead.
They cast Aldis Hodge as Hawkman who was leading the JSA and it was an amazing performance, he had that ancient sense of blind duty that carried Hawkman. He’s got no fear of death and the writers of Black Adam played on that. Again I’d love to see more Hawkman in either a sequel to Black Adam or a whole new solo movie. I think the writers deliberately left out the origins of both Hawkman and Dr Fate not only to keep the length of the movie down but to leave the audience wanting to see more of them in other movies.
To keep the movie even fresher we get introduced to Atom-Smasher played by Noah Centineo and Cyclone played by Quintessa Swindell. Both were really great to see teaming up and the movie played to each character’s strengths and special abilities without it looking forces.
I’m not sure why they were all working for Amanda Waller but it was nice that they included her as she does help tie the DCEU together.
What’s next? I don’t think we know exactly right now, will they do a Black Adam sequel, I’m hoping for some sort of team up, I think we could get the darker side of Black Adam teaming up with the humor of Zachary Levi’s Shazam we’d have the making of a superhero buddy cop movie which none other could rival.
Posted by Adi Mursec on October 24, 2022