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Dwayne Johnson stars in Warner Bros. ‘Black Adam’.

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Not even Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson could save Warner Bros. The newest participant in the DC Extended Universe.

“Black Adam,” which premiered on Friday, did not impress critics, scoring a meager 53% on Rotten Tomatoes out of 102 reviews as of Thursday afternoon. While forecasts suggest the movie could pull in between $55 million and $75 million over its opening weekend, bad talk could smash the film’s $200 million hopes before it has a chance to take off.

The film focuses on Black Adam, the man who bestowed the power of the almighty gods, but uses those gifts for revenge. He has been imprisoned for nearly 5,000 years and has emerged in the modern era to deliver his unique form of justice.

Unlike his traditional superhero counterparts – in this movie it’s the Justice League, not the Justice League – Black Adam doesn’t deny the use of deadly force.

Here’s what critics had to say about “Black Adam” before its theatrical debut:

Kristi Bochko, Mashable

Mark Kennedy, news agency

Pierce Brosnan and Dwayne Johnson star in Warner Bros. ‘Black Adam’.

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Alonso Doraldi, The Wrap

David Ehrlich, Indy Wire

Dwayne Johnson is Black Adam in Warner Bros. ‘ The latest DC movie is ‘Black Adam’.

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Matt Singer, ScreenCrush

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