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125 min.
Jaume Collet-Serra
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
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2.0% (1:49)
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  1. Siskoid's avatar


    Produced in the death throes of the Synderverse, Black Adam has many of the hallmarks of this dull-as-dishwater take on the DC Universe - that old color palette, overuse of slow motion, characters chosen to line Geoff Johns' pockets with trade paperback money, the destruction porn in which countless must die unseen and unacknowledged, and less forgivable, the moral is that heroes SHOULD kill and that those that don't are a little hokey. Worse, it accidentally(?) presents middle eastern people as preferring brutal violence to any other solution - even the university professor who doesn't want her kid to learn violence cheers Black Adam on (but then this is a movie where many things happen because the script says they should, and you're left wanting an explanation). Robbed of his best asset, Dwayne Johnson has no twinkle in this and it's up to the Justice Society to provide the character humor and charm (they succeed). The DCEU playing catch-up means mainstream audiences will find the JSA largely derivative of MCU characters even if half of them predate Marvel's, but they also do push these adaptations nearer the MCU than is needed. Dr. Fate's time-play is closer to Dr. Strange than he ever was in the comics. Hawkman being on par with Black Adam thanks to a super-metal invites comparisons with Black Panther (Ninth/Nth Metal predates Vibranium, but Hawkman isn't Superman-class in the comics), Atom-Smasher with Ant-Man, and Amanda Waller with Nick Fury... And what is up with all the heroes acting under the direction of the DCEU's most despicable Amanda Waller?! When the JSA is essentially accused of Imperialism and American Interventionism, it's absolutely correct, but it's also a smear on their characters. As a comic book reader of a certain vintage, I care about the JSA and not a jot about Black Adam, but the DCEU is so morally bankrupt, it's always going to leave a bad taste in my mouth no matter how many characters I like, actors I like and pretty pictures it throws at me. 3 months ago
  2. DrowwGuty's avatar


    WTF is dis 1 month 4 weeks ago
  3. Earring72's avatar


    Underwhelming superhero movie. Cast tries hard but it's ultimately a let down. Needs a spark. 1 month 1 week ago
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