Black Adam, which came out in October 2022, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, features Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the titular anti-hero with incredible powers. Although the film was well-received by audiences, it failed to meet box office expectations. It garnered mostly negative reviews from critics, leading to the possibility of a sequel being in trouble.
Despite the mixed reception, The Black Adam actor remains proud of and stands by the project. In a recent interview with Variety, the actor and producer expressed gratitude towards the team and their efforts to create the best possible film. He acknowledged the negative criticism and compared it to a new owner coming in and choosing to replace a winning coach and quarterback.
Dwayne Johnson responds to Black Adam Criticism
Dwayne Johnson reacts to bad #BlackAdam reviews: “Our audience score was in the 90s. Critics took a couple of shots. That’s just the business of it, though.” https://t.co/vBDJNHhLBi pic.twitter.com/McGoPSgh1q— Variety (@Variety) March 13, 2023
Produced by DC Films, Flynn Picture Company, Seven Bucks Productions, New Line Cinema, and Warner Bros. Pictures, Black Adam also boasts a talented executive production team that includes Walter Hamada, Eric McLeod, Scott Sheldon, Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener, Geoff Johns, Adam Schlagman, Chris Pan and Dave Neustadter.
Although the film’s financial success was less significant than expected, its audience score remained high in the 90s. Johnson’s balanced response to the criticism shows his professionalism and dedication to his work. Despite the uncertainty surrounding the possibility of a sequel, the film’s positive audience reception and Johnson’s unwavering support for the project are testaments to the hard work and talent of the team behind Black Adam.