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“Black Adam”: a stew at 200 million

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The DC Universe continues to run out of steam chasing its competitor Disney / Marvel. We remember: last summer, the Batman and Superman studio purely and simply scratched its shelves Batgirl, film yet closed.

To see the level of the present black adamwe dare not imagine what the film must have looked like, sacrificed on the altar of tax compensation (its 90 million dollar budget will be deducted from the studio’s balance sheet).

Spanish director Jaume Collet-Serra reunites with Dwayne Johnson after Jungle Cruise. But the assumed lightness of the latter is succeeded by the heavy darkness that weighs down DC productions, not to mention the recycling of everything that the dream factory lays on the chain.

We are reminded of a dark story of an ancient kingdom under the thumb of a tyrant who is forging a crown of power, necessarily evil (hello, Tolkien?).

Appears a savior transformed into a champion of the oppressed (Shazam!) by not clairvoyant mages: as it should be, revenge has its dark side (why the film is calledblack adam, do you think?). Not happy, the mages cast a curse on him. Everyone is going to sleep for a few millennia.

Flashes and punchlines

Five thousand years later, an archaeologist (Sarah Shahi) passes by who wants to save her people, always oppressed, from the yoke of an army of mercenaries equipped by Elon Musk. Lara Croft unearths the evil crown and awakens the Hercules badass who reduces to ashes those whose faces he does not like.

Viola Davis (Colonel Fury of DC Universe) sends again the Justice Society (not to be confused with the Justice League…), made up of Hawkman, Doctor Fate, Cyclone, Atom Smasher (the cousins ​​of Falcon, Doctor Strange, Tornado and Ant-Man. But yes, you follow…).

All this is going so fast that we are not interested in anything or anyone, especially not the kid who skates among the henchmen of the Wagner agency and who teaches the art of the valve to the ancient god (like Edward Furlong to the Terminator).

This beautiful world swings in the face of lightning, buildings and punchlines before uniting against Sauron or Hellboy or Vecna ​​(take your pick) and reduce a poor city in the Middle East to ruins. I spoiled everything, but you’ve already seen everything, even Pierce Brosnan who makes sarcasm…

Warner could have spared us that and deducted 200 million from their taxes.

Black Adam. From: Jaume Collet-Serra. Screenplay: Adam Sztykiel, Rory Haines, Sohrab Noshirvani.With: Dwayne Johnson, Pierce Brosnan, Aldis Hodge, Sarah Shahi,… 2h04