Black Adam Looks Bad
The first full trailer for the upcoming Black Adam movie came out yesterday and it looks bad. It looks Morbius levels of bad, in my opinion. It’s just the Rock doing a bunch of posing as the trailer checkmarks its way through superhero movie tropes.
They even recreate the Iron Man vs. jet fighters scene from the very first Iron Man trailer more than a decade ago! I mean, c’mon! The action looks rote and the Black Adam character looks boring as hell. The only interesting stuff in this trailer is the Justice Society.
Black Adam seems to be built purely on the Rock’s force of will to be a super strong superhero. It’s like some studio executive told the Rock he could never play Superman because he’s too brown, so the Rock found a brown superhero as strong as Superman and is going to try to make him even more popular — only to not have anybody actually try behind the scenes.
This does not look good. But I’m still gonna see it, of course. Black Adam comes to theaters on Oct. 21.