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“There is no reason he should be the highest-paid actor”: Dwayne Johnson Being an Overrated Actor Narrative Might Change With Black Adam’s Huge Success

Dwayne Johnson

You either love him or you hate him, but you absolutely cannot deny Dwayne Johnson and his presence in the film industry as much as people cannot deny the presence of oxygen in the air. From being the best performer in the WWE ring, The Rock has traveled a hard path of struggle and hustle to become one of the highest-paid and most popular superstars in the Hollywood industry! and this has just gotten more and more substantial after Dwayne Johnson has legitimized himself as a certified “Blockbuster Creator” of all the big projects that he has performed.

Dwyane Johnson.
Dwyane Johnson.

Even with all these accolades under his belt, some fans still have doubts about his placement on top of the pedestal.

But all this might change after the release of Dwayne Johnson’s upcoming anti-hero debut in the DCEU in Black Adam. With so many positive reviews pouring from every critic around the globe, the fans might just be proven wrong again.

Fans Say Dwayne Johnson Is ‘Overrated’

After delivering so many hits and blockbusters consistently for almost a decade now, there are some among us who still doubt the whole ocean of talent that Dwayne Johnson brings to the table every time he sets foot on set. Still, there are quite a few who call him ‘one dimensional,’ that he is only good for the typecasted role in all his projects, and claim that he should not be the highest-paid actor in the industry because of his lack of variance in his performances.

Dwayne Johnson in Disney's Jungle Cruise (2021).
Dwayne Johnson in Disney’s Jungle Cruise (2021).

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Many fans have brought up the fact that we mostly see Dwayne Johnson in roles where is the sole dominating protagonist that can and will singlehandedly save the day by overcoming any odds and obstacles in front of him. This is a silly argument as most of the time this is the case with many actors and their careers. Whenever a certain type of character is written for a big Hollywood project, the actor is always asked what their characteristics should be like to fit that role perfectly.

Plus, calling Dwayne Johnson “one-dimensional” might be just the trait of his haters. Apart from his roles as the headstrong and steadfast character that could pound an adversary in the ground with his big muscles and smoldering intensity, he has proven himself to be an extremely capable comedic actor. His roles in Central Intelligence and Jumanji series might give the fans a glimpse when it comes to his humor and his acting in that particular role.

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Black Adam Might Change The Perspective

Black Adam Dwayne The Rock Johnson 3
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson as Black Adam

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The upcoming Black Adam, which will be Dwayne Johnson’s first appearance as a comic book character will be hard for the doubters to ignore. The film has been appreciated by many of the harshest film critics around the world and has even gone on to be regarded as one of the best. Many of them were blown away by the sheer stunning performance of Johnson’s Black Adam, with some stating that this was the type of character that had been missing from the DCEU. With such high praise and the amount of hype that the movie has been in the midst of, there’s no doubt that the doubters would take the fall this time.

Black Adam, in cinemas on 21st October 2022.

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Written by Deepak Bisht

Currently pursuing BBA from GGSIPU, New Delhi. I have gained 4 months of content writing experience with FandomWire with more than 250 articles under my name. Just a typical nerd talking about nerdy things with people of the world.