Black Adam’ arrives on HBO Max
“Black Adam” is now broadcasting on HBO Max, giving more fans an opportunity to watch the DC antihero movie starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
The movie “Black Adam” now premiered in theaters on October 21. It focused on Teth-Adam (Johnson), a superhuman from ancient Kahndaq who used his godly powers for vengeance and was then quickly incarcerated. After nearly 5,000 years, current-day archeologists released Adam so he can help save Kahndaq from the crime syndicate Intergang. However, he’s produced by the Justice Society: Doctor Fate (played by Pierce Brosnan), Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo), and Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell).
While the “Shazam!” spin-off was applauded by some, many critics and lovers were let down by the movie. NPR’s Glen Weldon named Johnson’s performance “under-seasoned” and “ponderous.” IndieWire journalist David Ehrlich directed “Black Adam” as a “lifeless spectacle” and called the characters “an affordable photocopy of one from Gotham or the [Marvel Cinematic Universe].”
Black Adam Box office earning
Also, “Black Adam” acted poorly at the box office, earning $400 million worldwide against a $195 million budget — which doesn’t include marketing and other costs associated with promotion and distribution. However, Johnson denied claims that “Black Adam” would lose between $50 million and $100 million. In a tweet, Johnson mentioned financiers, saying “Black Adam” would net between $52 million and $72 million.
There’s even hope for “Black Adam” to do well now that it’s streaming on HBO Max for its millions of subscribers. Plus, the movie is producing its streaming debut over the vacation season, which could strengthen its chances.
Another superhero movie with an antihero, “Morbius” was a box office flop and bombed an embarrassing two times in theaters, only earning $163 million worldwide and $74 million domestically with a budget of $75 million. Despite not making a satisfactory profit, Sony thankfully has a multiyear deal with Netflix, so the movie was a success after all. “Morbius” made it to Netflix’s top 10 list when it debuted on the service in September.
Black Adam: Post-Credits Scene, Messy DC Cameo Described as Movie Hits HBO Max
Dwayne Johnson’s antihero adventure reaches HBO Max, and his meeting with the most effective being in DC’s cinematic universe hits differently now.
Black Adam reached HBO Max on Friday after DC Comics’ violent antihero movie completed its theatrical run. With Dwayne Johnson in the lead role, Adam beats up hero and villain alike after being discharged from 5,000-year imprisonment, from the early scenes until the credits roll (the post-credits scene is comparatively chill).
“The appearance of megastar Dwayne Johnson in the DC universe, plus the long wait for the film’s coming, built Black Adam into feeling like an event,” CNET’s Richard Trenholm said in his review. “Now it’s here, and it doesn’t feel that significant. Still, it’s a big spectacular time at the movies, and what more do you want from the Rock?”
Much of this Shazam spinoff’s conflict is rendered by the friction between Adam and the Justice Society of America, which contains Doctor Fate (Pierce Brosnan), Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo) and Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell).
However, there’s one more hero waiting in the wings. Someone who seems only when Black Adam’s first experience is done, but it’s a cameo that hits differently observing a current move by new DC Studios boss James Gunn.
Let’s Shazam our way into the land of SPOILERS and talk about the post-credits scene.