Black Adam: Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. With Dwayne Johnson, Aldis Hodge, Pierce Brosnan, Noah Centineo. Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the Egyptian gods – and imprisoned just as quickly – Black Adam is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.
Surprisingly, this is likely the very best that DC has done in recent memory. Nothing about this film is really worthy of complaint, other than the use of noted racist and general POS Kanye’s music about half way through, something that I’m sure the DC execs aren’t too happy about.
I had some fears that DC would soften Black Adam’s scope of work or maybe they could have changed his origins enough to be silly, but even the goofy Intergang stuff ended up being interesting and useful for the plot. If this is the direction of the new DCU, I’m down with it.