“More than three months after “Thor 4″, the cold North American market finally waited for a blockbuster.” According to Box, a professional box office website in the United StatesOfficeAccording to mojo, “Black Adam” grossed $26.8 million in its first week, which isn’t great for a superhero blockbuster that cost as much as $195 million. After all, as a derivative work of the DC Universe “Shazam” series, the anti-hero characters and the Justice Society and other organizations in the film lack popularity, and they can only rely on the actor and producer Johnson to attract audiences.
Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam, whose real name is Tes Adam, was chosen thousands of years ago by the wizard Shazam to be his defender and was given the power of the six Egyptian gods. However, the tragedy of the death of his wife and children caused his soul to be eroded by evil, becoming Black Adam, trying to get rid of all wizards and magicians, and was finally defeated by the wizard Shazam and sealed for a thousand years.
Earlier this month, the US “Variety” predicted that “Black Adam” will reach $330 million at the domestic box office, slightly lower than Marvel’s upcoming rival “Black Panther 2: Long Live Wakanda”. to be observed. “Black Adam” released its premiere word of mouth ahead of schedule on the 18th, and its results on many rating websites can only be described as “regret”. The “Rotten Tomatoes” website gave “Black Adam” a fresh rating of 41%, and the mainstream media on the “Metacritic” website only gave it an average score of 41.
The Associated Press commented that “Black Adam” “is well directed and designed, but the script is too disappointing, making the film like a video game with violent scenes piled up one after another.” “The Washington Post” said, “The film is full of unsuspenseful scenes and tiresome fights. The only interesting thing is some political interpretation, but whether this can make Black Adam stand out from a group of superheroes? It’s hard to say.”
The “Vulture” website even denounced “Black Adam” as entertainment garbage, “From the very beginning, it looked old-fashioned and chaotic, and there were many clumsy preaching, ‘The Rock’ couldn’t perform any acting skills at all, only exposed Warner/DC trying to copydisney/ Marvel’s great success, but the effect is so stupid. “However, ordinary audiences are more forgiving than professional film critics. Many viewers on Rotten Tomatoes believe that as a superhero film, “Black Adam” is entertaining enough, at least visually worthy of the ticket price.