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Black Adam with Dwayne Johnson in 4K: home video Warner Bros.

The cinecomix starring Dwayne Johnson, Black Adam, arrives on home-video thanks to Warner Bros. Italy, who kindly sent us a copy of the film in 4K steelbook.

The cinecomix starring Dwayne Johnson, Black Adam, arrives on home-video thanks to Warner Bros. Italy, who kindly sent us a copy of the film in 4K steelbook.

Black Adam with Dwayne Johnson, which arrives in Italy on home-video thanks to Warner Bros.., who was kind enough to deliver a beautiful 4K steelbook edition, is yet another demonstration of two principles that have already been widely internalized by contemporary cinecomix, but which apparently it never hurts to reiterate.

First, the adventure-comedy atmospheres typical of Marvel Studios titles have been made their own by anyone whose goal is to build a ‘shared narrative universe,’ as if they were an indispensable cornerstone from which to start in order not to weigh down the journey and make it within the reach of the widest possible caravan (audience), because in order to organize a journey there is a need for travelers. Second, Zack Snyder’s much vituperated, mocked, banned muscular look-aesthetic is increasingly the one to imitate, to reformulate and reprise, always the only possible approach for hand-wielding flying superhumans.

Even Marvel Studios has adopted it in recent times, from the battles of WandaVision to Chloe Zhao’s Eternals – an explicitly and overtly Snyderian film (even in its commercial outcome!), much to the chagrin of detractors – and now Jaume Collet-Serra with Black Adam seems to be going even further, making a good fake (and the relationship between the real and the fake on closer inspection would seem to be the film’s central theme) that of Zack Snyder’s works has practically everything: 300-esque sequences, ecstatic slow motion, long musical sequences, even a reference actor from his Superman and Batman trilogy…

Marvelian Shades

At the same time, however. the tones could not be more Marvel than this: leaving out Joker by Todd Phillips and The Batman by Matt Reeves, who on cinecomix make an entirely different argument, already with James Wan’s Aquaman Warner had shown a willingness to approach the comedy more than he had ever done before, and through Dwayne Johsnon – human-superhuman body finally elevated to divinity, and cleverly confronted with a ‘mortal’ version of himself that repels the gaze, challenges it, because unconsciously for the viewer The Rock on screen can only be a god – hits the mark without much effort: he who only needs a raise of the eyebrow to say anything, as Clint Eastwood only needed to bend his cigar to one side or the other, is at home in this role.

Black Adam steelbook 4K

Of course, the feeling that the Distinguished Competition is always in a bit of a hurry and is always scrambling to catch up with its ‘rivals’ is still there, and it would only take the following to prove it the Justice Society’s presentation condensed into one minute as if it were an introductory commercial for the Vought of The Boys universe (that Snyderian aesthetic brought it to TV, just to stay on topic). And we know that hardly the adventure of Black Adam, or at least this adventure of this Black Adam, will have its own continuation on the big screen, with James Gunn and Peter Safran having these days Announced plans for new DCU universe, preparing to wipe the slate clean of everything that came before.

For once, then, the viewer is allowed the simple luxury of enjoying a likeable adventure movie and thrashing that, within its limits, will not compel anyone to return for future installments.

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Matteo Regoli

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