fbpx
Black Adam IMAX Movie Poster

No Spoiler Review: Black Adam

Anti-Hero or Villain, Black Adam Delivers

Article by Brandon the Hero Guy

Did we mention…the Rock!

Black Adam based off the DC Comics villain is the new feature film from the DCEU. It’s written by Sohrab Norshivari and directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. The movie stars Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Shahi, Noah Centino, Pierce Brosan, Aldis Hodge, Quintessa Swindell, Mohamad Amer, Viola Davis, Jalen Christian, Bodhi Saboqui, Dijmon Hounsou and Jennifer Holland.

This movie tells the story of a 5000-year-old hero named Teth Adam (Dwayne Johnson) who was given the powers of Shazam in order to free the people of Kandaq from enslavement. Adam was sealed away only to be released from his prison 5000 years later in modern times, where he isn’t the only super-powered being on the planet any more.

Now that he’s freed a mystical force imbued with dark magic attempts to take control of Kandaq and shroud it in darkness again. It’s up to the Anti-Hero Adam to stop it. But many wonder is he here to protect Kandaq or rule the planet by his own rules?

Okay first, I have to say the story was decently solid and it’s pacing went by pretty fast. Which was quite surprising. We got to know a lot about ancient Kandaq during in the first act, which was an interesting sequence.

It reminded me of the film, 300, and it definitely stayed true to the Adam lore about his homeland. The pacing was pretty fast as well. You can tell some major scenes were cut out, which is why there were some scenes going by quickly.

But it doesn’t take you out of the movie, The character Black Adam was on point. Dwayne Johnson put his all into this performance. Adam was a dangerous unstoppable force in this movie especially with his first action scene.

Johnson for sure stayed true to the comics with his on-screen portrayal. There were even some comedic moments with him; some that land and some that didn’t really land as much.

Black Adam IMAX Movie Poster
Black Adam, hero or villain?

Also, there were some violent fight sequences with Adam that definitely should’ve been given an R-Rating, especially since Adam isn’t a kid friendly character. And we got to know so much more about his backstory which was right out of the New 52 Shazam comics.

I really enjoyed the backstory staying true to the New 52, and a huge reference to the 52 era. Now the characters that I was really looking forward to were the Justice Society. They were big stand outs in this movie.

Especially both Hawkman (Aldis Hodge) and Dr Fate (Pierce Brosan) who both stole the show in this movie. Especially when they had the fight scenes with Adam which was incredibly entertaining.

I liked the fierce rivalry that both Adam and Hawkman had. The only gripe about Katar Hol is that he was getting beaten up a bit too much like he was a punching bag most of the time. Though he did have some really good moments.

Dr Fate was incredibly well portrayed. Pierce Brosan did the character perfectly. Everything about Fate was on point and from the comics. The only thing that wasn’t mentioned, which is really important to his character, was his connection to Nabu.

Atom Smasher and Cyclone were really good as well though I just wish they had a lot more to do. Especially in the action sequences because both of them are extremely good characters in the JSA and have some really impressive feats.

Which a lot of the audience didn’t really get to see. And not to mention the Justice Society is also a team from the 2nd WW, and are the main reason why the Justice League was created.

The first and second acts of this movie were good, but the act where it goes a bit off the rails is the third act. The main villain didn’t really feel like a threat for Adam or the JSA.

Truth be told, Adam definitely should’ve been a R-Rated villain origin feature. Adam could have been shown with a more villainous streak, while still valuing the city of Kandaq and its citizens.

Black Adam is highly entertaining is it a perfect movie? no, is is fun to watch an enjoy? Yes, absolutely 100%. To my hardcore DC fans, this is for sure the movie you have to see. Especially when it shows what happens when an oppressed community begins to fight for their freedom.

Also end credit sequence is incredibly worth the wait. So, without further ado I give Black Adam a 7/10.


Want More from the Hero Guy?

No problem! Brandon releases content into the Blogosphere on the regular and around all major nerd events. It will always be something you enjoy, but maybe somethings you don’t expect. You can also follow Brandon on Twitter. We really want to know what you think and what you want us to talk about. Make sure you let us know, cause we’re listening.


More from CnS Comics?

There’s always something new at CnS Comics and that is thanks to all of you! If you want to know what’s next at CnS Comics click below and find out for yourself!

Lincoln print design
Month
December 2022

The official trailer is released for all! But that's just the start of our month of cheer. You won't want to miss a single moment.

Feature
Immortals Poster Pack

Our second poster pack is now available. You'll get four posters that make one amazing image. Featuring art from our very own JP Torres.

Kickstarter Banner
Dark Fantasy is Coming

Spedi Sousa's Dark Fantasy is coming to Kickstarter. We need your help to make it happen follow the Campaign today!

PlayPlay
Patreon Banner
Special Patreon Gift

When you join our Patrons this month, you'll get a special Patreon gift! We're giving every Patron a free Volume 1 Poster Pack!

Soundtrack
Listen to the Soundtrack

Available everywhere you stream music!

Mailing List
Join the Mailing List

Well, we can't guarantee Rodger and Schroe's deliveries, but we can guarantee joining our mailing list will keep you updated on all our latest and greatest. As an added bonus you get promotional offers just for our subscribers!

In Stores
In a Store Near You!

You can now get all your favorite CnS Comics books and merch at local comic shops across North Carolina. Make sure you tell your local shops you want more CnS Comics!

  1. Memory Lane Comics--Wilmington, NC
  2. Carolina Comics and More--New Bern, NC
  3. Fantastic Comics Worlds--Rolesville, NC
  4. Foundations Edge--Raleigh, NC
  5. Nostalgia Newsstand--Greenville, NC
  6. Atomic Empire--Durham, NC
PlayPause
Month
Feature
Kickstarter Banner
Patreon Banner
Soundtrack
Mailing List
In Stores
previous arrow
next arrow
Slide 1
TOS Volume 1

Experience the complete first volume of the Tales of the Stars series. 92 beautiful pages written by Wilson Lee and illustrated be Steven "Sash" Scott, and other contributing artists. Join Tol'Asha of the Stars on a quest for a magic vessel with the power to slay the Cosmic Dragons. Enjoy the deep lore and over the top battles as you journey across Existence with a capital "E". You'll find everything you want but nothing you expect in this far reaching cosmic tale.


TOS Animated Universe on Patreon

Thanks to every one who’s backed the campaign. Every like, share, comment, and pledge makes a difference. There’s still time left to pledge and be a part of What’s Next for CnS Comics!

Animated Banner 1
TOS Animated Universe

We have a passion for animation and have been developing the animated universe. Stay-tuned as this is a rapidly growing space.

PlayPlay
Animated Feature Banner
TOS Animated Official Trailer!

It's here the official TOS Animated Trailer. We are really proud of the work the team did here. Thank you as always for keeping it indie.

Become a Patron Today!

PlayPlay
Animated Banner 3
TOS Animated Universe

I wanted to create a universe that you couldn't recognize with your eyes, but would still feel in your heart.

~Wilson
Become a Patron Today!

PlayPlay
Animated Banner 2
TOS Animated Universe

If you want to support our animation, join us on Patreon! You'll get exclusive updates, early reveals, and more when you become a Patron Today!

PlayPlay
Animated Banner 4
TOS Animated Universe

The official trailer is coming soon!

PlayPlay
PlayPause
Animated Banner 1
Animated Feature Banner
Animated Banner 3
Animated Banner 2
Animated Banner 4
previous arrow
next arrow

Shop CnS Comics!

With some many amazing creators on the team you can be sure we’ve always got some great work for you in the shop!

Comics and Prints

Tell us what you think!

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: