Critics React To The Rock’s Black Adam – Black Adam, which stars Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, is set to release in theaters around the world this Friday, October 21.
The latest film in the DC Extended Universe has been highly anticipated for quite some time, as the movie was first announced back in 2014.
#BlackAdam was way better than I thought it would be. I absolutely loved every fight scene and the music choices that went with them. CGI was a little choppy in some scenes but better than a lot of other films this year. Definitely check it out— Joe (@hzjoe03) October 18, 2022
Had to go through metal detectors for the Black Adam NY screening. Pity it’s bad – no emotional depth, zero sense of peril for the main character and dull CGI battles. #BlackAdam pic.twitter.com/gUjxHy1oUO— Sean Keane (@SpectacularSean) October 13, 2022
#BlackAdam is a MASSIVE DC outing. The action is brutal, and Dwayne Johnson delivers on his promise of shifting the DCEU in a different direction. The story itself is up and down, as certain scenes don’t pack the intended punch… Although there are moments that fans will LOVE. pic.twitter.com/0TTwyiC2fS— Austin Burke (@theBurk3nator) October 13, 2022
DC continues its trend of introducing great characters in subpar superhero movies. My review of #BlackAdam — which showcases an awesome Dwayne Johnson, a mid-credits sequence we’ve all been waiting yrs for, and… unfortunately, not much else. https://t.co/BF4sNp8jDc— Kirsten (@KirstenAcuna) October 18, 2022
#BlackAdam is DC’s most action-packed film yet, and becomes one of Dwayne Johnson’s most defining roles to date.— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) October 18, 2022
Read our review… https://t.co/hAup69CeQE
#BlackAdam understands — and reveres — its main character and what audiences want from him/the genre, blending those two ideals into basically the perfectly balanced superhero movie with its combination of action, humor, heart, and badassery.— Eric Italiano (@ericitaIiano) October 18, 2022
Of course @TheRock pulled it off. https://t.co/rPLYocao08
#BlackAdam has some of the best action in DCEU. @TheRock is fantastic as Black Adam and I can’t wait to see more of him in more movies. Get ready for Dr. Fate and Hawkman to steal all the scenes. pic.twitter.com/hZnWQAFzAB— Wendy Lee Szany (@WendyLeeSzany) October 18, 2022
We can tweet about #BlackAdam— Sean O’Connell (@Sean_OConnell) October 13, 2022
I didn’t like it. The script is ridiculous. The JSA members don’t get much development at all. The humor isn’t just bad, it’s CRINGE. I liked Rock a lot, and want him in a much better film. Last 30 minutes are a CGI assault. Wasn’t for me… pic.twitter.com/n9qSQTWhsI
Expanding on my #BlackAdam thoughts:— Skylar — (@38_skxlarrr) October 18, 2022
While the movie did follow a formulaic approach that most comic book films do, I thought the charisma and chemistry between the main three (Adam, Hawk, Fate) really elevated the story and/or stakes. Fate especially. (1/5) https://t.co/YfKe3QwWcB
BLACK ADAM was surprisingly very, very good. With massive visuals & hardcore action. As a DC fan, I’m quite happy with how this film turned out. Dwayne Johnson rocked this role like it’s kismet.— The Exorcism of Rama’s Screen ——– (@RamasScreen) October 17, 2022
And yes, you definitely want to stay for the post credit.#BlackAdam #DwayneJohnson pic.twitter.com/zeK70Pxg28
After over a decade, #BlackAdam is here and it kicks ass! A visual spectacle from start to finish, I was never bored. @TheRock was born to play this character and the supporting cast, especially @PierceBrosnan, deliver. This is one of DC’s coolest movies and I want more ASAP! pic.twitter.com/NHeBaua6r1— BSL — — (@bigscreenleaks) October 14, 2022
It’s not without its issues, but #BlackAdam is a kick-ass movie that’ll have fans grinning from ear to ear. This is one of DC’s coolest movies and I hope this isn’t the last we’ve seen of @TheRock as Black Adam and the JSA.— One Take News (@OneTakeNews) October 18, 2022
Read our review: https://t.co/hRXRXEc9qV pic.twitter.com/rqJf6Ckjyl
Pierce Brosnan kills it as Doctor Fate. He steals scenes. Charismatic as ever.— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) October 13, 2022
Aldis Hodge’s Hawkman leaves a lot of meat on the bone for future stories to dig deeper into. His action scenes are terrific.#BlackAdam relies on action, lands some humor, and it’s bad-ass. pic.twitter.com/zYEdqIY7zO
There isn’t a single character in #BLACKADAM that doesn’t feel like a cheap photocopy of one from Gotham or the MCU and not a single beat that doesn’t feel like it hasn’t been audience-tested within an inch of its life. Our review: https://t.co/qgWnyvwtyc pic.twitter.com/Lqmclszgrt— IndieWire (@IndieWire) October 18, 2022
“Black Adam,” with Dwayne Johnson making his big-screen superhero debut, isn’t bad, writes AP’s critic. Johnson is a natural in the title role, and there are pockets of humor that DC has not always done well.#BlackAdam opens Friday in movie theaters. https://t.co/RJY51AD98Q— Michael Miller—5229 Cornell Ave, El Paso, TX 79924 (@CarnageMovie) October 19, 2022
The film currently sits with 55% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
While on the press tour for the movie, The Rock has discussed Roman Reigns, the potential of becoming a WWE executive, and how his career in WWE helped him become a better Black Adam.
Critics React To The Rock’s Black Adam