Much goes into the storyline of Black Adam, from the plight of the Kahndaq citizens to the JSA’s mission to apprehend Black Adam, and even the Captain himself coming to terms with the reality of living in a world which is 5,000 years away from his own. Overall, however, the narrative itself is more of a literal approach to superhero cinema. Though Black Adam has no qualms about killing, he nonetheless comes to the realization that he has a duty to uphold it. It’s pretty difficult to make an unpredictable superhero movie these days, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that we can still enjoy the ride.
With that in mind, it can be a bit annoying for fans when trailers spoil the little reveals a film still has to offer. This is an element of modern marketing that is becoming increasingly problematic for the film industry. All too often, trailers are criticized for showing too much. The film eventually reveals that Teth-Adam was not the original champion chosen by the Wizarding Council. We learn that his son received the honor but sacrificed power to save his father and died for it.
Most would have been surprised by the reveal if the trailer didn’t already spoil that fact. Redditor mcfuddlebutt shared some of her least favorite elements of the film. One major critic was for “trying to play his dying son as the storyline when they were literally promoting it as the story”. Another Redditor, shadowst17, wrote, “They even turned the ‘I was the father not the son’ into a reveal, even though it’s mentioned verbatim in the trailer.”