The hierarchy of power in the DC Universe has never been more in flux. At long last, the Black Adam movie is upon us. We’ve been waiting for this film ever since Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was first cast in the role in 2007. We’ve been waiting for this film since the DCEU sorta fell apart after Justice League. Is Black Adam the savior that this cinematic universe has been waiting for?
Probably not, but it was an alright flick.
Movie Rating: 7/10 – Good
I’ll admit that I probably went into Black Adam a little biased. Not against the character or DC, because I’m a comic book fan who loves all this stuff. But The Rock’s constant hyping of this movie, coupled with DCEU fanboys desperate for a hit, really started rubbing me the wrong way. This isn’t the second coming of superhero movies, and I doubt it’s going to really change the shape of DC movies going forward. I think it was just an enjoyable superhero film.
Join me after the jump for my thoughts and full review of Black Adam. Expect FULL SPOILERS for the film. And feel free to share your own thoughts in the comments down below.Read the rest of this entry
A new trailer for the Black Adam movie arrived on the internet yesterday and this one actually looks good. I haven’t been all that interested in Black Adam and all previous trailers have been pretty lackluster. It just looks like the Rock is going to embrace every available cliche to bring this largely uninteresting character to life.
But this new trailer looks pretty darn cool!
I’m definitely not the only person more excited to see the Justice Society in action. I’m not a Justice Society fan, but there appears to be a lot of care and detail put into bringing the likes of Hawkman and Dr. Fate to life. That’s cool as heck. And Black Adam…still looks and acts like a cliche-ridden Rock.
I guess we’ll find out! Black Adam comes to theaters on Oct. 21.
The Comic Con trailers are coming hard and fast today! I’ll share as many as I feel like over the next couple of days. I don’t care about every trailer, people! It’s my weekend! Anyway, I definitely wanted to share the new trailers for Shazam: Fury of the Gods and Black Adam. One looks good, the other looks as boring as it’s every been.
I really enjoyed the first Shazam movie and this sequel looks like fun. It also looks a little directionless. Like, why isn’t it a crossover with Black Adam? Is it just going to be another Shazam adventure? Also, how the hell are these two movies not some kind of crossover? Fans enjoy crossovers, and these two characters are from the same gorram series! Why is Warner Bros not going for full movie synergy with these two films?
Anyway, Shazam: Fury of the Gods looks fun. I especially hope to see a lot of attention paid to the family. This movie comes out at Christmastime.
Then we’ve got Black Adam, which comes out in late October. And this second trailer is just as useless as the first.
I’m just not buying what this movie is selling, and all it’s selling is the Rock. There don’t seem to be any really interesting twists or gimmicks to Black Adam. He’s just a generic superhero type, and they’re trying to play him off as some sort of uber badass or something. It feels forced and hokey. And the Rock isn’t selling it. His line about the “hierarchy of power” changing in the DC Universe was an instant meme of mockery, and nothing this movie has shown us since has changed that for me.
This one is gonna be a Morbius-level dud.
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.
DC Fandome was yesterday and I waited until today to share the trailers because reasons. I was simply in no rush to get them posted, since every other comic book geek website did a lot with them, so it’s not like I’m some unique resource. But I still like sharing trailers and my thoughts on those trailers, so here’s a bunch of the good ones I’m excited about from DC Fandome!
Let’s kick things off with the granddaddy of all anticipated trailers: The Batman.
This is the movie everybody is excited about, and this trailer delivered! It’s everything we could want (sans Robin), and the movie looks great! This trailer is a little more scattershot than last year’s teaser trailer, but it’s still fun. I love how the movie looks, I love the tone. The fighting looks great, the Batmobile looks great, the Batsuit looks great. Everything looks great!
Though part of me felt a little weird watching this trailer. Like…we are all so excited for this new Batman reboot…and yet it’s the fourth modern cinematic Batman. The Christopher Nolan movies were great. People like Batfleck. But, y’know…I guess we’ll just do it all again!
Hopefully this time we get a proper Robin.
Next up is the Peacemaker TV show on HBO Max.
I like the look of this one too! Suicide Squad is definitely going to go down as one of my favorite movies of the year, so this show should be a hoot! I am all in favor of John Cena becoming as big a movie presence as Dwayne Johnson, and this show will hopefully be a much bigger hit than Suicide Squad.
We got our first look at Black Adam.
Looks OK to me, though I’m still not sure how this movie is going to work. What is the plot going to be? Black Adam fights the Justice Society? I also can’t help but laugh at the Rock saying, “the hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change”. That’s such a weird phrase. There is no real DC Universe in the movies anymore, so is there really a hierarchy of power?
I still don’t think we’re ever going to get Shazam vs. Black Adam on the big screen…
There was also a teaser for The Flash.
First of all, that little bit of chest hair and the choker on Ezra Miller is kinda gross. But maybe that’s just me. I’m not particularly excited about The Flash. I think it’s going to be a really weird film. And having Michael Keaton return as Batman doesn’t really mean anything to me, to be honest. But hey, kudos to them all for actually getting this movie made.
Let’s switch to some video games before we wrap up.
I’m very excited for Gotham Knights.
As you all know, I’m a huge Robin fan. So a game where you play the various Robins — including Tim Drake as actual Robin — is a dream come true! Arkham-style gameplay, combined with co-op campaign, combined with Robin as a playable character, combined with costume building? Can. Not. Wait!
Likewise, I’m super excited about Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.
I have no idea what this game is going to be like. Also co-op? Also Arkham-style gameplay? I have no idea! But it looks very flashy in this cinematic trailer. So that’s good enough.
I think all of these things are going to arrive to our lives in 2022. It’ll be a long wait, but it’ll also be here soon enough. It’s all very exciting!