Review Roundup for Black Adam

Is the hierarchy of power in the DC Universe about to change? Dwayne Johnson seems to think so. His long-awaited superhero movie, Black Adam, is nearing its release and then we’ll be able to judge for ourselves.

Black Adam, for the DC Universe, is like Marvel’s Deadpool – a popular actor who fought over a decade to get the movie. We’ll guess that Black Adam talks less to the camera, but it’s worth noting that Johnson fought so hard and for so long to make DC fans even consider a C-rank character in terms of levels. popularity and is even less well known than before Jason Momoa Aquaman. Now, he’s about to become one of the most famous, almost overnight, solely because of Johnson’s attachment to the movie.

The film is the origin story of Black Adam and introduces the Justice Society of America. Dwayne Johnson plays the anti-hero, and is accompanied by Pierce Brosnan, Viola Davis (playing Amanda waller), Sarah Shahi, Noah Centineo, Aldis Hodge, and Quintessa Swindel.

You can check out some of the highlights below to see what it’s like before you join.

Black Adam

  • Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra
  • Written by Adam Sztykiel, Rory Haines, Sohrab Noshirvani
  • Dwayne Johnson, Viola Davis, Sarah Shahi, Noah Centineo, Aldis Hodge and Quintessa Swindell
  • Release date: October 21, 2022


“Black Adam is so overpowered that it’s hard to enjoy the DC hero’s debut. Drowning in all the noise. Try to catch the lightning in the bottle, Black Adam never finds the spark.” – Joshua Yehl [Full Review]

The Hollywood Reporter

“Johnson creates a magnetic, volatile, and antisocial anti-hero. He doesn’t fly as much as stalks the sky; he beats opponents like their weightless bundles of CG pixels. And This passion project serves the character well, taking him on adventures one would hope to be less predictable than this.” – John Defor [Full Review]


“The movie is basically Shane on steroids, set in the Middle East instead of the ancient West, but still seen through the eyes of a young boy – Adrianna’s comic-loving son, Amon (Bodhi Sabongui). ). And yet, except for the recent Batman movies, that’s how most DC movies feel.” – Peter Debruge [Full Review]


“Black Adam isn’t a full-blown adaptation to the DCEU, but it’s an encouraging new piece in this larger universe. Collet-Serra knows how to present this dark and anti-hero in an effective way, co-op. adds some of the most promising additions to DC’s ever-expanding cast of characters.Johnson is also a welcome part of this world, and while the DCEU has managed to bring about moral ambiguity. Virtue for characters like Superman in ways that aren’t quite as successful, Black Adam allows DC to play in this shadow with an anti-hero that doesn’t betray the world or their characters.” – Ross Bonaime [Full Review]

USA Today

“Black Adam is very good when it comes to world-building – Collet-Serra’s description of the old Kahndaq is a standout, although he may have cut many of the slow-motion action sequences throughout the film. And it’s tempting to go elsewhere like the movies don’t by delving into themes of imperialism and what makes a champion in a modern world.” – Brian Truitt [Full Review]

Rolling Stone

“You can give Black Adam a ticket for the main player’s lack of primary fill-in; for some people, just seeing these characters on screen is enough to forgive most things. elements of the “bad-boy” genre with an almost corny concept of old-fashioned superhero storytelling – tones that don’t blend too much together – along with action sequences resembling game cutscenes video games since 2010, a climactic archival image, the easy exploitation of a tumultuous political situation and the feeling that everything is in a rush, it feels like you are the victim of a multiplexing scam.” – David Fear [Full Review]

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