Black Adam Review: Dwayne Johnson's entry into the superhero universe is engaging in parts

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The world of Black Adam is in stark contrast to what a DC universe is known for. Dark and Ominous.
Directed by Jaume Collet Serra, it gives us a badass protagonist, who is described as an A-grade rogue meta human. Teth Adam, played by Dwayne Johnson, is an invincible superhero who comes back to life from a deep slumber after 5000 years of imprisonment in a earthly tomb.
Adam is not a hero, as he proclaims. He is a protector. A saviour who had killed the oppressive ruler who had enslaved his own people to mine 'Etherenium' in ancient Kahndaq so that he can create the crown of Sabbak.
In the present day, Kahndaq is under the tyranny of the intergang and archaeologist Adrianna Tomaz( Sarah Shahi) who is in pursuit of the crown awakens Adam. The latter slaughters most of the intergang baddies but goes unto comatose.
While Adriana seeks help from the Justice society comprising Dr. Fate( Pierce Brosnan), Maxine  Hunkel/Cyclone(Quintessa Swindell) and Atom Smasher(Noah Centineo) for Adam's custody , her son Amon creates ruckus with the untergang troops, forcing the reluctant Adam to come back into action and regale as the champion of Kahndaq.
Black Adam boasts of impressive VFX and CGI imagery but the storytelling is weak. The action setpieces are mounted lavishly and we get a powerful and formidable hero who vanquishes his enemies with a raw machismo. What lacks here is the emotional connect with the viewer despite a family angle and back story.
Written by a team of 3 - Adam Syzkel,Rory Haines and Sohrab, the film is saddled with slim characterizations but what entertains you is Johnson's aura and charm. Marking his foray into the DC, he is confident and reliable.
Serra spices up the narrative with a good dosage of humor and witty one liners. Adam's duel with the members of Justice society are exhilarating but exhausts you after a point.
Don't miss the after credit sequence of the film. It amps up the curiosity around the forthcoming installment in the franchise.

I go with 3 stars out of 5 fir Black Adam. It's running in theatres nearby.

Rating : 3/5

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