The Black Adam Movie Review

Black Adam is DC’s latest film, released just recently on the 21st. Looking at the reviews for the film on Rotten Tomatoes, since the beginning, the ratings between critics and audience keeps getting wider and wider. At the time of writing this, it currently has a 39% on the Tomatometer (critic score) and a 90% on the audience score. The critics’ consensus reads, “Black Adam may be pointing the way to an exciting future for DC films, but as a standalone experience, it’s a wildly uneven letdown.”

I had the opportunity to see it opening night and now I’m here to give my personal no-spoiler, unbiased thoughts and opinions on the film. In my experience, the film was definitely an okay film, and my family had the same opinion when asked. It was nothing spectacular or memorable. The plot was all over the place and it was a lot to take in at once. The performances of certain characters at some points were awkward and forgettable, as it was especially noticeable during the climax of the film. Black Adam is advertised to be a brooding “anti-hero” type character, but in the film, he does nothing that is morally questionable. He’s simply just a hero who kills.

As for my favorite parts of the film, I really enjoyed the action scenes and how they showcased each character’s superpower. Every character has their chance to shine in this film and show off their abilities which I appreciate. Additionally, the cinematography and special effects were top-notch, though some effects were definitely overused. The casting choices were excellent as well, especially Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Black Adam, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, and Pierce Brosnan as Doctor Fate. It was an awkward movie, but that doesn’t mean that it wasn’t a fun movie to sit through. All in all, I’d give the film a 7 out of 10.