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Good guy or Bad guy? Black Adam (2022) - Review

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.

The Rock joins the DC universe in a role that Superman only rivals. His presence in the DC universe is a welcome addition to a franchise that is being held up in my opinion by a couple of characters. This one lost a little appeal to me when I discovered the main villain was a demon from Hell. I think the superhero genre would be better suited if it stayed away from religious icons, but I guess that's asking too much of Hollywood when religion has so many themes to pull from. All in all, this is a pretty straightforward and twist-free story. I thought there was too much time with the heroes fighting each other and no real-time with the main villain of the show, but origin stories tend to be that way. Pierce Brosnan seemed out of place in this movie. Like he was the Chaperone Dad making sure the kids play fair. It will be interesting to see how this plays in the bigger universe, but for now, The Rock brings some fire back to the DC side of superhero movies that it desperately needed. Time will tell if it is enough to save the struggling franchise. I would only recommend this one to people that like superhero movies. Otherwise, you will think it's kind of silly.

Ranking 7/10

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