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“It’s a certified instant classic”: Black Adam Getting Trashed By Critics Doesn’t Faze Fans, Claims Man of Steel Had 56% RT Rating So The Rock Doesn’t Have to Worry

Black Adam

Black Adam, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Teth-Adam/Black Adam, has finally arrived in theatres. The Black Adam reviews are in, and the comic book film’s current Rotten Tomatoes score shows that the DC Universe’s power structure may not be changing after all.

Dwayne Johnson in and as Black Adam (2022).
Dwayne Johnson in and as Black Adam (2022).

Black Adam has a mediocre Rotten Tomatoes rating, making it one of the DCEU’s weakest entries among reviewers. Although, fans claim that the movie needn’t necessarily be bad as Man Of Steel had a 56% Rotten Tomatoes rating and we all know how that turned out to be.

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Black Adam gets instantly trashed by critics

Black Adam scored a 55% RT rating. It now has a higher Rotten Tomatoes score than only three other DCEU projects: Justice League (39%), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (29%), and Suicide Squad (26%).

The Rock claims his rightful place in the DCEU hierarchy in his anti-heroic Black Adam
A still from Black Adam

The majority of the criticism addressed at Black Adam appears to be focused on the story of the DC film. The Associated Press’ Mark Kennedy stated, “Director Jaume Collet-Serra and the design team do a great job in every department but are let down by a derivative and baggy screenplay by Adam Sztykiel, Rory Haines, and Sohrab Noshirvani that goes from one violent scene to another like a video game.” A critic also commented that, 

“The idea of introducing new heroes with powers first, origin later, seems appealing on paper, but knowing nothing about the Justice Society and its members doesn’t make them particularly interesting adversaries for our anti-hero protagonist.”

Black Adam promises a callback to the SnyderVerse era
Black Adam promises a callback to the SnyderVerse era

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When compared to other Dwayne Johnson films, the Black Adam received a 55% RT Score rank alongside Skyscraper (48%), Rampage (51%), and San Andreas (48%). It should also be noted that there is a significant disparity between the critics’ and audiences’ ratings for Dwayne Johnson films, with critics rating Red Notice at 36% and fans rating it at 92%. That’s huge, so hopefully, fans can enjoy Black Adam.

Fans believe that Black Adam will be a good movie

Rotten Tomatoes has been infamous for its controversial ratings for some time now. Fans are unconcerned with Black Adam being slammed by critics. Man of Steel had a 56% RT rating, so this movie shouldn’t worry about the consequences.

According to Twitter user, Matt Ramos, Black Adam will be a certified instant classic film.

With speculations that Black Adam will be a defining moment for DC, Dwayne Johnson has made it plain that the films will be different from previous DC films. Jaume Collet-Serra, the film’s director, even stated that they devised new technologies for the film.

Black Adam
Black Adam

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With all of the buzz, it would be sad if it did not live up to the promise. DC, on the other hand, is already preparing future initiatives with the character. Black Adam is slated to appear against Shazam in the future, and a Superman vs. Black Adam film is also being discussed.

Black Adam is currently in theatres.

Source: Twitter

 

Written by Rishav Deb Roy

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