AT THE MOVIE THEATER. “Black Adam”, budding Spartacus and fight on all floors for The Rock

The film notably brings together Dwayne Johnson and Pierce Brosnan, one of the former James Bonds. (©Warner Bros.)

The opening scene plunges us into the heart of a city in the Middle East: Khandaq, five millennia before us. Slaves struggle to extract the precious Eternium so that the local potentate can weave a crown that will make him the most powerful man in the universe.

A budding Spartacus

Except here it is, a budding Spartacus will rebel. His name is Teth Adam and received the full powers, it is the case to say it, of the gods themselves. The latter will panic in front of their creature and its expeditious justice. They decide to put her to sleep for a long, long time, despite everything writing in the rock a magic formula supposed to wake her up.

Group of broken arms

It is precisely after this one that nowadays a group of broken arms snoops around, led by Adriana, her brother (who thinks only of eating) and another individual whose first glance suggests the worst. Besides, the worst in question is about to happen. Meanwhile, Teth will have resumed service and, advising that in fact Khandaq is still under the thumb of evil powers, will take action. In his own way of course. On his way he will come across the Justice Society: Hawkman, Dr Fate, Cyclone and Atom Smasher, a handful of superheroes who do not want too summary justice.

A scenario that does not find its way

Well, to tell the truth, the scenario oscillates permanently between good and evil, the serious and the crazy, and does not really find its way, confusing a story that seems to find its pretext justification only in the action scenes of which we know fond and expert this director. The dialogues are as usual in the genre to the absent subscribers as well as the actors whose it is difficult to grasp all the subtlety of tone, their characters having no real substance.

Where did Dwayne Johnson’s second degree go?

Let us quote all the same, although we expected a little more from him, Black Adam (Teth Adam) by Dwayne Johnson. In the skin of the evil version of Shazam, the amazing actor of “Jungle Cruise” slips here in this job between two waters, drawing a totally monolithic portrait devoid of this second degree that he usually handles with so much virtuosity. .

There will be a sequel…

In summary, a film for super convinced fans in advance. A post-generic sequence shows, because there will be a sequel (!), the most glamorous hero in the entire DC galaxy, already wearing his red cape and in the guise of Henry Cavill himself. It would be question that they clash. We are shaking!

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“Black Adam”.
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra.
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Pierce Brosnan, Aldis Hodge…
Duration: 2:05. Genre: Action, fantasy

Jaume Collet-Serra: action, do you want it, here it is!

This Spanish-American, a dyed-in-the-wool Catalan, left the Iberian Peninsula for Los Angeles at the age of 18, in 1992. His dream: to become a film director.
His first films belong to the horror genre, with some success elsewhere.
Then the filmmaker changes register, combining strong action with a dizzying pace. Here it is now in the blockbuster. It was first of all the very successful Jungle Cruise, already with Dwayne Johnson.
This day, he puts the cover back with “Black Adam”.

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AT THE MOVIE THEATER. “Black Adam”, budding Spartacus and fight on all floors for The Rock