Black Adam is here, in all of its Dwayne Johnson associated glory. Now that the latest DC superhero has made his way to theaters, the inevitable reactions are beginning. Critics, including yours truly, chimed in earlier on this week, but now, you the viewing public are having your thoughts heard. As such, the Awards Radar Community Question will focus on that exact same topic. So, dear readers, we’re very curious…what did you think of Black Adam? If/when you see the film, we’re eager to find out your take. The movie is certainly generating discussion on both sides, so don’t sit on the sidelines here!
This is some of what I had to say about Black Adam here in my review:
Introducing a new superhero these days feels almost like a novel concept. As much as origin stories are old hate for the genre, we haven’t had DC introduce a new character this big in a while now. With Black Adam, DC and Warner Bros. are hoping to really launch this anti-hero as the next great blockbuster lead. Having a real big star giving a star turn does help somewhat, but too little else here is on his level. Black Adam gets the title character right, but the film itself is far too middle of the road, otherwise. It ends up disappointing, while also intriguing you for the next Black Adam adventure.
Black Adam harkens back to a time where comic fare was all origin stories on the big screen. It also has many of the issues, too, including focusing too much on human characters, stumbling with their villain, and an overall feeling of indifference. The leading man is all-in, but no one else seems quite as invested. They’re doing the hard work of introducing the character, and they succeed in making me want to see more, but they fail in making a fully enjoyable adventure in the here and now.
Now, it’s your turn. What did you think of Black Adam? Is it the next great superhero flick? We’re you disappointed? Somewhere in between is an option, too. Whatever your reaction is, we want to hear all about it, so don’t be shy…
What are your thoughts on Black Adam? Let us know!
For me, there wasn’t enough Black Adam in Black Adam. I don’t care about the Justice Society, and I only marginally care about the humans. I want to see THIS character evolve, beat people up, and vanquish the villain (I could have used some character development and open hatred on the evil end, too. That way, I’d want Black Adam to tear him apart even more.). It may not be a popular opinion, but that’s what I’ve got!
Very fair take, and one I largely agree with, too!