My Thoughts: I overall enjoyed the film. It's visually beautiful and amazing. Between the present day and flashback, Black Adam killed over 106 people. Amon was Adam's Freddy geeking over him being a superhero and trying to be his manager. Brosnan was great as Doctor Fate. The only problems I have with the film are...
1. Of course the race swap. Aldis Hodge and Quintessa Swindell both did a great job but I always want to see characters the way they're meant to be. Also if you don't know that Hawkman has anger issues some may think he's an A.B.M. with wings. A few months ago Grace Randolph called Hodge a Black Panther rip off and folks online got upset about it. Truth be told he kinda looks like the late Chadwick BosemanT'Challa and the interior of his ship kinda has a cheap Wakandan Tech
vibe. If Marvel Studios wanted a new actor to play Black Panther they should hit Hodge up.
2. Why and where did the JSA come from? I know Black Adam has a history with the JSA in the comics but why them for the movie? The why comes from where have they been in the DCEU? Where were they when the Kryptonians invaded or Enchantress reigned terror? Why didn't Waller call the JSA with the Butterfly Invasion instead of the Justice League? Hell, why didn't Waller call the Justice League to take down Black Adam? What was the point of even having Cyclone in the movie? I felt like she was there because we need a superheroine and a pointless low-key romance between her and Atom Smasher.
3. Very minor but they dropped the ball on introducing Nassour in a post-ending credit or a future DCEU film.
Score: I give Black Adam a 9.4 (near mint).
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Semi-spoiler review of Black Adam.
Black Adam is a spin-off from 2019's Shazam! and the eleventh installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Produced by New Line Cinema, Seven Bucks Productions, Flynn Picture Company, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, Dwayne Johnson stars as the titular character Black Adam who was intended to be the villain in Shazam!, but the producers decided to give the character his own film.
Plot: 5,000 years ago, the city of Kahndaq was under the tyrannical rule of King Anh-Kot, who intended to create the Crown of Sabbac, which is
known to give the wearer great power.
Having enslaved and forced his people to
dig for the magical crystal known as,
"Eternium" which is necessary to create
the crown. A slave Teth-Adam, found the
crystal but was murdered by an overseer.
Adam's son Hurut then led a revolution,
until he was captured and sentenced to
be executed. Hurut was suddenly given the power of Shazam and tasked with ending Anh-Kot's reign.
In the present day, Khandaq is oppressed by
Intergang. Archaeologist Adrianna Tomaz
tries to locate the Crown of Sabbac, with
the help of her brother Karim, and
colleagues, Rami and Ishmael. When
Adrianna found the crown, they are
ambushed by the Intergang, killing Rami
in the process. Adrianna accidentally reads
an incantation that awakens Adam from his
slumber, who slaughters most of the Intergang troops. Government official Amanda Waller learns
of the incident and contacts Hawkman to assist in taking down Adam. Hawkman is accompanied by his fellow members of the Justice Society of America to stop Black Adam.