Dwayne Johnson is Teth Adam/Black Adam, a man with god-like powers who is awoken thousands of years after everything he loved was taken from him.
Thrust into a world he barely recognises, the anti-hero unleashes his fury and vengeance on those who cross his path, drawing the attention of the Justice Society of America.
Sooner or later, Black Adam must decide to either be the one who ends up destroying the world or the one who saves it.
Right from when this project was officially greenlit, I couldn't wait to see Dwayne Johnson (one of my favourite Hollywood stars) play the unforgiving anti-hero.
But I was also sceptical about how the film was going to be helmed; superhero films (especially from DC) have been messed up and I didn't want the former wrestler to be involved in anything that would be mediocre.
Fortunately, my fears were totally laid to rest within the first ten minutes of sitting through 'Black Adam'.
One thing critics should remember is that this is first and foremost a superhero movie. That means it most likely would get mixed reviews.
If you can watch a flick that has someone flying around then you can suspend your disbelief and not rate the film like you would a normal drama.
This film grabbed my attention early enough and I had to try to keep up with its rather fast pace in the beginning but when things settled, it became a glorious spectacle.
Dwayne Johnson was truly born to play this role and it shows right from when he begins doing his thing.
The story is not remarkable (how many superhero films are?) and some of the main characters aren't fully fleshed out but 'Black Adam' excels in every way a movie of the genre should.
The action is literally pulse-pounding, the visual effects mind-blowing, and the main character is just awe-inspiring.
Director Jaume Collet-Serra proves how good he is when it comes to delivering jaw-dropping spectacle and I can't wait for the next chapter.
Besides Black Adam himself, Hawkman and Dr Fate are amazing (the other two in the Justice Society of America are cool too but can't be compared to the others).
That mid-credits scene was something I knew would happen and when it finally did, I still couldn't stop the big grin on my face.
'Black Adam' is dope and while critics won't find it good enough, they should know that this movie was made for the audience that really matters; the fans.