‘Black Adam’ Early Reactions Call Dwayne Johnson’s DCEU Debut A “Game Changer”

DWAYNE JOHNSON IS BLACK ADAM

The first reactions for DCEU’s Black Adam are in and if they are anything to go by, Dwayne Johnson really is coming to save Warner Bros after all.

Black Adam had its first official screening yesterday and journalists, critics, and fans have nothing short of praise for Dwayne Johnson’s superhero debut on the big screens.

Directed by James Collet-Serra, Black Adam expolores Teth-Adam’s origin story, a Kahndaq slave who is bestowed godlike powers, turning him into one of Earth’s most powerful beings. While Black Adam takes on the DC villain Sabbac and the criminal organization Intergang, he must also fend off the Justice Society of America, the DCEU’s version of the famous Golden Age Team, comprising of Atom Smasher, Cyclone, Hawkman, and Doctor Fate.

With Black Adam barely a week from hitting theatres, here’s what some selected few who have seen the movie before hand have to say;

Erik Davis on Twitter: “DC’s #BlackAdam ROCKS! Tons of action, characters you’re instantly invested in & terrific pacing. Dwayne Johnson finds a great balance in being menacing & badass, but also empathetic. Especially loved Aldis Hodge’s Hawkman & Pierce Brosnan’s Doctor Fate. More JSA movies please! pic.twitter.com/YSCco9zYA3 / Twitter”

DC’s #BlackAdam ROCKS! Tons of action, characters you’re instantly invested in & terrific pacing. Dwayne Johnson finds a great balance in being menacing & badass, but also empathetic. Especially loved Aldis Hodge’s Hawkman & Pierce Brosnan’s Doctor Fate. More JSA movies please! pic.twitter.com/YSCco9zYA3

Ben Rolph / TheDCTVshow @LFF on Twitter: “#BlackAdam is DC’s most action-packed film to date. It’s a non-stop thrill ride that is all about spectacle, and it knows it. Ther3 is barely anytime to breath, or even talk. @TheRock is a perfect Black Adam, plus Pierce Brosnon is a standout. The film will leave fans buzzing! pic.twitter.com/HxCYYNw71w / Twitter”

BlackAdam is DC’s most action-packed film to date. It’s a non-stop thrill ride that is all about spectacle, and it knows it. Ther3 is barely anytime to breath, or even talk. @TheRock is a perfect Black Adam, plus Pierce Brosnon is a standout. The film will leave fans buzzing! pic.twitter.com/HxCYYNw71w

BD on Twitter: “#BlackAdam is built on some epic, non-stop action. It made me want a sequel with a smoother story immediately.When it moves, it’s a straight shot of adrenaline. The characters are dope, especially Teth-Adam and Doctor Fate. It’s a bad-ass film. pic.twitter.com/XeMFgcB3OG / Twitter”

BlackAdam is built on some epic, non-stop action. It made me want a sequel with a smoother story immediately.When it moves, it’s a straight shot of adrenaline. The characters are dope, especially Teth-Adam and Doctor Fate. It’s a bad-ass film. pic.twitter.com/XeMFgcB3OG

Dorian Parks on Twitter: “I have seen #BlackAdam! This was one of my most anticipated films of the year, and it did not disappoint. The action sequences were incredible, especially the ones with the JSA. The Rock crushes it as Black Adam. The film’s end left me with high hopes for the future of the DCEU. pic.twitter.com/vd0Zy35lWT / Twitter”

I have seen #BlackAdam! This was one of my most anticipated films of the year, and it did not disappoint. The action sequences were incredible, especially the ones with the JSA. The Rock crushes it as Black Adam. The film’s end left me with high hopes for the future of the DCEU.

Scott Menzel on Twitter: “Black Adam is everything that I hoped it would be and more. A Snyder-esque antihero spectacle that delivers big action and impressive set pieces. Dwayne Johnson transforms into Black Adam, a role that he was born to play. Centineo & Swindell are so damn fun to watch. #BlackAdam pic.twitter.com/V1tY0liyph / Twitter”

Black Adam is everything that I hoped it would be and more. A Snyder-esque antihero spectacle that delivers big action and impressive set pieces. Dwayne Johnson transforms into Black Adam, a role that he was born to play. Centineo & Swindell are so damn fun to watch. #BlackAdam pic.twitter.com/V1tY0liyph

Sean Keane on Twitter: “Had to go through metal detectors for the Black Adam NY screening. Pity it’s bad – no emotional depth, zero sense of peril for the main character and dull CGI battles. #BlackAdam pic.twitter.com/gUjxHy1oUO / Twitter”

Had to go through metal detectors for the Black Adam NY screening. Pity it’s bad – no emotional depth, zero sense of peril for the main character and dull CGI battles. #BlackAdam pic.twitter.com/gUjxHy1oUO

Joseph Deckelmeier #BlackLivesMatter on Twitter: “#BlackAdam is a game-changer!! This is the #DCComics movie I’ve been waiting for & it did not disappoint. @TheRock is electrifyingly brutal as Black Adam! This is what I wanted Black Adam to be. The action in the film is non-stop & seeing the #JSA on the big screen was a thrill! pic.twitter.com/NigTxsfmd7 / Twitter”

BlackAdam is a game-changer!! This is the #DCComics movie I’ve been waiting for & it did not disappoint. @TheRock is electrifyingly brutal as Black Adam! This is what I wanted Black Adam to be. The action in the film is non-stop & seeing the #JSA on the big screen was a thrill!

Sheraz Farooqi on Twitter: “BLACK ADAM is an action-packed crowd pleaser, @TheRock is at the top of his game.Doctor Fate and Hawkman are standouts and the JSA fleshes out the DC universe.The surprise everyone’s been waiting for definitely delivers, and it will get fans excited for the future. #BlackAdam / Twitter”

BLACK ADAM is an action-packed crowd pleaser, @TheRock is at the top of his game.Doctor Fate and Hawkman are standouts and the JSA fleshes out the DC universe.The surprise everyone’s been waiting for definitely delivers, and it will get fans excited for the future. #BlackAdam

Steven Weintraub on Twitter: “have seen #BlackAdam. @TheRock is fantastic as Black Adam. He spent 10 years getting ready for this role and he literally kills anyone and everyone in his way and I loved that he didn’t pull back on who Black Adam is. Left the theater wanting to see the sequel immediately. pic.twitter.com/oLQc9lg7KR / Twitter”

have seen #BlackAdam. @TheRock is fantastic as Black Adam. He spent 10 years getting ready for this role and he literally kills anyone and everyone in his way and I loved that he didn’t pull back on who Black Adam is. Left the theater wanting to see the sequel immediately.

Black Adam premieres in theatres worldwide on October 21.

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