BLACK ADAM Trailer Breakdown & Review

BLACK ADAM Trailer Breakdown & Review

Intro:
The new trailer for Black Adam has been released and we get a new extended look at the man in black, the justice society of America, and overall a more promising piece of marketing for a film that many of us weren’t as excited for leading into this new footage. In this video, I’m going to be breaking down and giving you my reaction to the trailer, discussing everything new that was shown for the upcoming DCEU film. There will be a link to the trailer down below in the description if you haven’t seen it already. But before I get into my breakdown, if you want to keep up to date on any of my content surrounding Black Adam and upcoming DC films, then don’t forget to visit back on my site. Let’s dive into my thoughts on the new Black Adam trailer.

Black Adam Trailer Breakdown:
So the latest trailer for Black Adam is quite the exciting one, promising a much better film than we expected. It showcases more of the devastating powers that Dwayne Johnson’s main character will be using, alongside extended looks at the movie’s other heroes and villains involved. Most of the trailer is focused on Black Adam himself and critiques whether he’ll use his brutal powers for good or evil in the long run. To me, the trailer makes this movie feel like a reverse of Man Of Steel in that sense, and as someone who really likes that film, I think this setup provides for an interesting set of questions and interrogations surrounding the titular character. It could bring depth to what on the surface would be a conventional superhero movie. But alongside that focus on Black Adam being a hero or villain, we also get a tease for the bigger villain too, and in the end, that may convince the ruler of Kahndaq to join forces with the Justice Society of America. While the JSA wants Black Adam to either surrender or joins them, this new trailer questions his place in the future DCEU and suggests that by the end, he may very well become the villain. So an interesting setup and one that defintely reminds us of the plot of Man Of Steel, where Superman is judged by the people of the earth, surrounding whether he will be their savior or someone who burns it all down. And speaking of Superman, we don’t get any of him in this new footage, but if rumors are to be confirmed, then we might be seeing the man of steel show up at some point in the film. Coming my brief breakdown though, begins with a look at Black Adam’s origins, in which he was the former champion of Shazam and the Council of Wizards. We again see his desire for revenge, witnessing the murder of his son who died saving him, leading to the release of the Seven Deadly Sins on the world which results in him being imprisoned for 5000 years. We get a Man Of Steel-esque shot of Adam floating in the ocean soon after losing his family, and the man in black says that he believes his powers are a curse rather than a gift. This will likely be the central theme in the film, framing his brutal moves which come from rage and a desire for revenge. So the question is, can he make up for his past by redeeming himself, or will he use his powers for the doom of society? And speaking of society, that’s where the justice society of America comes in, becoming just as compelling as the central focus surrounding adam. We see a cameo from Viola Davis’s Amanda Waller, the director of Task Force X in The Suicide Squad, and she has connections with the JSA. In the footage, Amanda Waller promises Hawkman that a high-security prison will be ready for Adam as long as the group stop and bring him in. It’s also key to note that there’s an easter egg for the Justice League on the monitor that shows Waller, and it’s mentioned under her affiliations along with another term that seems to be Suicide Squad. So at this current point in the DC universe, it looks like the Justice League coexists with the JSA and it will be interesting to see how that factors into the universe in the long run. Moving on, we then see the Justice Society’s x-men-like mansion and a look at their jet, before they set off on their mission to stop or convince Black Adam to join them. The team is comprised of two veteran heroes and two recruits, and we get footage of their first mission, where Atom Smasher and Cyclone, mentored by Hawkman and Pierce Brosnan’s Doctor Fate, where will initially try to negotiate with Black Adam before any kind of fighting begins. Black Adam says that he kneels before no one, meaning that we’re going to get quite the fight between them before any hope of an alliance. And as I said before about a tease for a bigger villain, this comes in one shot towards the end of the trailer where Hawkman appears to be facing off against Sabbac. Sabbac was a villain introduced in the comics back in 2004 and he was a Russian crime boss that was possessed by a demon. My guess would be that this is the threat that the JSA wants Black Adam to help them with, but of course, it remains to be seen whether he will align with the team and what the aftermath of his initial brutality really is. Still, this trailer promises multiple viewpoints and characters pulling at the very notions of being a hero or villain and that’s quite exciting to see, over something that is strictly good and bad, which we get in a lot of universe comic book films.

Black Adam Trailer Reaction And Review:
So what did I think of the new trailer for DC’s Black Adam? Well, as I was suggesting at the start of this video, I thought this trailer was much better than the previous looks we’ve had of this film. It gave me the man of steel vibes from a visual perspective and the Blam Adam story provides for a quite interesting comic book universe film, that interrogates the anti-hero. This trailer definitely pushes that approach and promises lots of mythical action in the process too, with decent performances from the cast involved. In particular, I’m liking everything we’re seeing from Doctor Fate and the Justice Society, and I do like that their inclusion poses a unique foundation for who actually is the hero and villain of this story. Whether we see a team up by the end is up for question, but right now, I really am liking that approach of questioning which side a character aligns with. It speaks to the antihero of Black Adam and promises a more intriguing narrative within the structure of traditional universe comic book movies. The visual aesthetic of Doctor Fate and the shots we get of him look really awesome too and you can see that they’ve put the work to produce visual effects that are more polished. There were obvious shots that called back to Man Of Steel and even the mansion from X-men, but I trust that they will try and bring their own flair in putting this to screen, and overall, the VFX was quite solid. There are a few shots that need a bit more work and I guess that’s expected with the level of superhero action that this film is going to contain, but again, there are plenty of examples here where it looks really good. I also like that they’ve reduced the yellow filter that we saw in previous trailers because for me it was just way too heavy and took away from the original footage filmed. So from a visual perspective and a thematic one, this new trailer is much more exciting and promises a more compelling DC superhero movie than we originally expected. Of course, we’ll find out if that’s the case this October, but I think it has to be kept in mind that DC are actually on quite a streak at the minute of good films and each of them has been completely different from the other. Other than Wonder Woman 1984 which wasn’t that great at all, we’ve had Joker, the Snyder Cut of Justice League, The Suicide Squad, and The Batman. All different films bring different visuals flairs and storylines that most people like. So I’m hoping that Black Adam can continue this streak and bring more confidence towards the DCEU schedule, which is probably the category of DC Films that I’m the least interested in. Films like The Batman 2 and Joker 2 are ones that I am interested in because the filmmakers working on them have proven that they are not afraid to take risks and as we’ve seen with those films, it has paid off. So while Black Adam is a universe movie, I’m hoping that it can still bring a unique flair that films like the Snyder Cut and The Suicide Squad brought to a universe movie last year and really dive deeper into the themes of questioning these heroes. We’ll just have to see, but this Black Adam trailer definitely raised my excitement for the film and it has me more interested in what the end result will be. But that was my video discussing my thoughts and breaking down the trailer for Black Adam. I’m still intrigued by how the DCEU will continue after this film, Shazam and The Flash because based on Warner Bros Discovery’s latest moves, I would think that their plan is to start building a new universe after the release of The Flash. I know they are planning that now and we need to give them time to do so, but what does that mean for all the established characters and films coming out like Black Adam? We’ll have to see, but as long as they keep this streak of making decent films, then I think we can’t complain. But if you’ve seen the trailer for Black Adam, what did you think of the new footage, and are you excited for the new DC film? Let me know down below in the comments section. For much more reviews and news on DC projects like Black Adam and The Batman 2, then visit back on my site. But anyway, I hope you guys enjoyed it.

 

 

 

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