Black Adam – Lightning in a Bottle

This mess of a movie might be the best time you’ve had in theatres for months.

Mr. Hallaert’s Movie Reviews!

This past weekend, I went to go see the newest superhero blockbuster to grace the oversaturated superhero blockbuster market – Black Adam (2022).

Black Adam is, without a doubt, one of the dumbest movies I’ve seen in a long a time. Director Jaume Collet-Serra and leading man/producer Dwayne Johnson have crafted a story that is tonally confused, obnoxiously loud, and at times, downright ridiculous.

Yet somehow, this movie was a blast to watch. You can see the care and love that Dwayne Johnson has put into the titular character of Teth-Adam, and you can see the effort that was put into the film at almost every turn. Not the stiff child acting, nor the clunky dialogue or incoherent story can stop someone from enjoying themselves with this film if they just allow it to happen. This movie feels like a movie, and that is a high compliment. Colorful, unmuted, and unapologetic, Black Adam is an hour and a half of thrill-ride action and Dwayne Johnson’s unique spin on his own charisma. The first half-hour may not be much to write home about, but as soon as Black Adam starts frying goons with his electric fingertips, the fun rarely slows down.

If you come to Black Adam looking for the next Watchmen, or the next Dark Knight, or the next Endgame, you’re going to be sorely disappointed. If you come to Black Adam with a bucket of popcorn, some good friends, and the expectation of having a good time, you’re going to have a good time, guaranteed.

“Tell them the man in black sent you.”

Husky Talk’s Mr. Hallaert gives Black Adam a solid 7 out of 10. You don’t need to rush to the theatres to go see it, but if you end up getting the chance, check it out at matinee price (or $5 Tuesdays). You won’t regret it.