5,000 years ago, Black Adam was empowered by the Egyptian gods and imprisoned. Now he is released from his tomb and prepares to show the world a unique approach to the fight for justice.
Watched Black Adam and I’m ready to draw conclusions about the beginning of the new DCEU.
It’s not as bad as the critics make it out to be. In some places, it’s even great. There’s a mixture of trying to make something cool and appealing to absolutely everyone. The ideas of Marvel’s first phase, the Snyder style and the Dwayne Johnson movies come through.
On the one hand an attempt at a family comedy, but without the comedy, with the darkness and seriousness of Snyder, and the integrity of the narrative of Marvel’s first phase.
Yes, the application is fire.
The script is, alas, simple. Years ago, people got sick of being slaves and found a protector from a tyrant. Only it all comes together with sci-fi and magic. So Shazam and the demons.
The exhibit is a bit like Shan Chi. Lots of storytelling. And after that we are thrown into modernity, where there is a lot of serious cheesiness and brutality. That’s why conflicting emotions creep in from the beginning. Black Adamam is not very verbose. He looks more like a kind of tank and turns everyone who shoots at him with lightning into ashes.
But goodness with the exposition is all right, although it confuses the audience a little at the beginning, trying to make a convoluted plot, but it does not come out well. The script here is very simple and not outstanding. But kudos to him for making it work. The narrative is solid, though some lines are lame in places. Don’t expect Black Adam to have a powerful dramedy that will take your heart. It’s a standard comic book thriller, not outstanding, that works on its own formula. It’s a good medium for once.
But I hasten to reassure you, it’s got plenty of brutal action. There’s nothing wrong with it at all. Now we’re talking about the picture as a whole.
And now back to the details. The film also has the issues of heroes who divide everything into black/white and anti-heroes who have a gray morality. The problem is that the gray morality is put in rather crookedly and is only given to Adam at the end of the second act of the film, saying that he’s not a hero, but he’s not a bad guy either. He just doesn’t believe in negotiating. As for the antagonist, he’s extremely weak here and only made for a tick, so that Adam would have some motivation in the movie, with the subsequent pairing of him with Hawk and Dr. Feith.
There are also problems with the editing, namely the slomo. It’s like walking on a razor’s edge here. In some places it is very much overdone, although it does not cause much irritation. In this way they wanted to show the action at speed, but again it looks rather crooked.
There is a feeling that the current heads of WBD still decided to take Snyderwers as a basis, because this style is quite clearly seen and very many references to the good old DC movies, which did Snyder. There’s a good chance my theory is wrong, but dreams are dreams.
The movie is labeled as a new start for the DCEU. An ambiguous attempt, but not a bad one. We’ll see what it all turns into, but it’s a promising start. Yes, there’s a lot to scold the film for, but considering everything that came out before it, thank you for no genital jokes or retarded humor.
Codec: HEVC / H.265 (46.4 Mb/s)
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
English: Dolby TrueHD with Dolby Atmos 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
French (Canada): Dolby Digital 5.1
German: Dolby TrueHD with Dolby Atmos 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
German: Dolby Digital 5.1
German: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Italian: Dolby TrueHD with Dolby Atmos 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
Italian: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish (Latino): Dolby Digital 5.1
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