Today we will share with you our honest Black Adam Review.
Dwayne Johnson has rescued cheesier, trashier, and maybe even dumber movies. Why, therefore, is DC’s newest film so resistant to the regenerating influence of the Rock? The key lies in the hidden component, the invaluable asset that grants the possessor unfathomable power. It’s a rare stone called Eternium in this narrative, which is set in a slapdash, unconvincingly generic Middle Eastern setting. However, this is a diversion. What makes Johnson so appealing, what gives him his actual value, is something more mundane but no less critical: his sense of humor. You must tell the man a few jokes, and he’ll do wonders. If the screenplay is too loud and confusing, as is the case here, all we get from him is stone-faced, gravel-voiced posturing.
To save the land of Kahdaq, Johnson portrays a godlike figure known as Teth-Adam. However, he has been locked up in a holy mountain for centuries, and his homeland has been plundered in his absence. Adrianna (Sarah Shahi), ostensibly a scholar but who knows for sure, reawakens Teth-Adam. There isn’t much effort to establish her character’s history throughout the film. On the other hand, Viola Davis sent the Justice Society after Adam to bring him down. The Kahndaq ancient sites are the ones who have to bear the brunt of this.
Film Plot Summary: Black Adam
We get off with a swiftly presented sad backstory about a magical demon crown, a gang of wizards, and a people’s uprising in a far-far kingdom named Kahndaq. We then fast-forward another 5,000 years to present-day Kahndaq, a developing nation under constant attack from mercenary forces for decades. The diadem of doom is being sought by Adrianna (Sarah Shahi), a Kahndaqi professor turned relic hunter a la Indiana Jones, with the assistance of her clumsy brother Karim (Mohammed Amer) and hero-obsessed son Amon (Bodhi Sabongui).
Adrianna calls upon Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to play Black Adam, the champion of ancient Kahndaq who was granted god powers by the same sorcerer who, surprise, changed young Billy Batson into the red-spandex-wearing capester Shazam (Zachary Levi) in the 2019 DC action-comedy.
But Black Adam has anger management issues and an annoying habit of killing villains with his lightning powers, so naturally, a superteam must get together to face him: Here we have Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell), a mild-mannered genius in bright garb who can control the wind; Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo), a rookie hero doing his best; Doctor Fate (Pierce Brosnan), a Doctor Strange type in a knight helmet; and Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), the leader of this phony Justice Society of America (not to be confused with the Justice League of America).
- Movie Name: Black Adam (2022)
- Released date: 21 October 2022
- Running Time: 2h 4m
- Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi