Who is Black Adam and why should you care? A spoiler-free guide.
Black Adam debuted on the big screen in 1987, following the end of the Cold War. In an effort to bring order to an otherwise chaotic world, Adam was placed in charge of the United Nations Police Department and recruited by the CIA. A brilliant tactician, Adam uses his talents to create chaos wherever he goes. His methods are brutal and vicious; not just the killing, but also the rape and torture of women, the torture of minorities, and the torture of the human body itself. A truly frightening character, it’s no wonder he became somewhat of a cult hero in the early 1990s, a man you wanted to know more about.
Although he began as a supporting character in the first few movies, his role slowly increased to equal or even dominate the main storyline. In 1990, an event that would shake the world brought Adam back into the spotlight. After being confronted with a dead body, Adam begins to question what it is exactly that he does. His body begins to break down and lose its power to survive. He uses his knowledge of human anatomy to solve the mystery of death, an event that has never been addressed in the series. After the success of the film, Adam is seen on a lot of lists as one of the most iconic actors of all time.
The first two Black And The Sons films were directed by Tim Burton and have the distinction of being among the best of the franchise. Burton took on the task of making a good, scary, and scary-looking picture. After the initial run-up, Black And The Sons became more and more interesting. Although these films have been criticized for being “too scary”, Black Adam is the best of the series (or at least, the most entertaining). Burton’s films are known for being an intricate mixture of action and horror, a combination that worked so well.
From Black And The Sons, to the upcoming Teenagers In Love (due in October), it is time for the next installment! But with the success of Black Adam, what was the inspiration behind the character? What makes Black Adam so terrifying and interesting? Well, let’s dig into each film, shall we?
Black And The Sons
Before we begin the story,