At A Glance
With 125 minutes of adrenaline filled action, unexpected twists, turns and revelations, Black Adam will have you transfixed and engrossed in yet another DC masterpiece, and one that certainly does not disappoint.
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra
Screenplay by Adam Sztykiel, Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani
Released by Warner Bros. Pictures
2022, 125 minutes
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Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam
Sarah Shahi as Adrianna Tomaz
Aldis Hodge as Hawkman
Pierce Brosnan as Doctor Fate
Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher
Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone
By Jenna Bagnall
As we dive into the DC universe once again, we see Dwayne Johnson encapsulate the true meaning of the death-defying character that is Black Adam. A story which begins unravelling the tainted truths of his past, we see the consequences of dark magic present itself, and unravel before our eyes. However, not all is as it seems.
Enticing the viewer into the detained city of Kahndaq, where all freedom has been exiled and replaced with disruptive power, Adrianna Tomaz played by Sarah Shahi, does everything in her power to protect her city and the people that live within its walls. Filling our screens with DC’s meticulous attention to the finer details, we find ourselves embroiled and immersed in intense, grabbing fight scenes, that burst with sharp, edge-gripping graphics.
As we face the reality that Black Adam may not be who people first perceive him to be, in this tale of devotion, deception, fate, and resilience, you find out the true meaning of power and how to harness it. Whilst facing evil, sometimes maybe trust is all you need… and a little help from some familiar faces.
In true DC style you will still find your short quips and comical quirks sprinkled throughout, promptly nudging us back to reality. Alongside some quick wit, we hear some interesting, and slightly unexpected contemporary song choices running parallel to the slow-action scenes, again adding charm, charisma and personifying the characters fictional natures and dispositions.
With strong underlying themes of friendship, teamwork, purpose, and perseverance, protecting the future of the people does undoubtedly come with some minor difficulties. As betrayal diverges with wisdom, we are submerged into Black Adams defiant mind and his enchantress powers, but will they be enough to conquer evil?
Told though enthralling visuals and wonderous storytelling, Black Adam is unquestionably not one to miss.