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Black Adam (2022) | Movie Review [Spoiler Free]

[Header Image: Dwyane Johnson as Teth-Adam/Black Adam | Warner Bros. Pictures]

“I’m not peaceful. Nor do I surrender.”

Admittedly, when it came to movies we could possibly see in the DCEU, I have to say Black Adam never so much as entered my mind. While not necessarily the best movie to come out of this franchise, it’s far from the worst.

That being said, Black Adam follows Teth-Adam aka Black Adam (Dwayne Johnson) who is awoken almost 5000 years after he received the powers of the Egyptian gods. There are definitely tie-ins with other DCEU titles but you could get away without having seen any of them in order to watch this one.

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Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) | Movie Review

[Header Image: Vanessa Kirby as Hattie Shaw, Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw and Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs | Universal Pictures]

“I’m trying to save the world, which, for the record, will be my fourth time. ‘Cause I’m really good at it.”

I saw Hobbs & Shaw yesterday and even after sleeping on it, I don’t think I’ve fully wrapped my head around how I feel about it. I did like it and I certainly had an enjoyable time which isn’t a total surprise. The Fast & Furious is one of – perhaps even my absolute – favourite franchise of all time. So, going into this particular movie, I knew I was going to like it to some extent.

That being said, despite the similarities it shares with the rest of the franchise, it is very different and I would say it might be my least favourite overall although I do recommend checking it out at some point. Something that helps, is to separate this movie from the franchise just a little. It makes it much more fun because while there are similarities between Hobbs & Shaw and the rest of the Fast & Furious franchise, it also has a lot of qualities about it that are independent. It’s also almost an entirely new cast and while one of the writers – Chris Morgan – has written for previous Fast & Furious instalments, it’s arguably still better to separate this particular movie to some extent.

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