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"BLACK ADAM"
(2022) (Dwayne Johnson, Aldis Hodge) (PG-13)


At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs None
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Mild
Music (Scary/Tense) Heavy
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Moderate
Sex/Nudity None
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Moderate
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Superhero Action: A resurrected and seemingly indestructible anti-hero must contend with superheroes determined to capture and imprison him, all while he tries to stop a mercenary from finding a magical ancient crown that will make him just as powerful.
PLOT:

Like their ancestors millennia ago, the people of modern-day Kahndaq are subjected to tyranny, this time in the form of mercenaries known as the Intergang. They're in search of the legendary and all-powerful Crown of Sabbac that was created by a past king who wanted even more power. But he was vanquished by a new god-like champion who, like that crown, was then hidden away for thousands of years.

Also in search of that crown is Adrianna Tomaz (SARAH SHAHI) whose husband was murdered by the Intergang and is now raising her son, Amon (BODHI SABONGUI), with the help of her brother, Karim (MOHAMMED AMER). Eluding Intergang guards, Adrianna, Karim, and some associates -- including Ishmael (MARWAN KENZARI -- travel to a remote mountain where they believe the crown is hidden and they hope to find and relocate it before the Intergang gets their hands on it.

But those forces arrive, and with their own lives in danger, Adrianna manages to summon that champion from long ago, Teth-Adam (DWAYNE JOHNSON), who shows up and vanquishes the bad guys. Adrianna and especially Amon view him as their superhero -- when others of their kind have never set foot in Kahndaq -- but Teth-Adam has no intention of being that, especially with his penchant for killing bad people.

That reputation has resulted in members of the Justice Society -- Carter Hall a.k.a. Hawkman (ALDIS HODGE), Kent Nelson, a.k.a. Doctor Fate (PIERCE BROSNAN), and newcomers Maxine Hunkel, a.k.a. Cyclone (QUINTESSA SWINDELL), and Al Rothstein, a.k.a. Atom Smasher (NOAH CENTINEO) -- showing up to capture and imprison the seemingly indestructible Teth-Adam who has no intention of allowing that to happen. As they battle it out, they must contend with the leader of the Intergang moving closer to getting his hands on the crown that could turn him into an all-powerful, demonic being.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're into superhero movies, they probably will.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For sequences of strong violence, intense action, and some language.


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