· With reviews hitting for the Dwayne Johnson vehicle this afternoon, “Black Adam” currently stands at a 32% approval rating from top critics on the the review-aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes.

· Among the website’s broader group of approved critics, it is at 54%.

· Should the top critics number stand, it would mark the lowest such figure for a DC film since 2017’s “Justice League,”

·  which netted a 23% approval rating from top critic

· Was so reviled among fans that a reworked version was eventually ordered by Warner Bros.,

· Arriving in the form of “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” in 2021.

· In a somewhat favorable review for Variety, chief film critic Peter Debruge conceded that “the film’s whole purpose is to give Black Adam a suitably grand introduction

· On the assumption that he’ll be pitted against a more deserving adversary soon enough.”

· In a lightly positive review, the Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw said that Johnson’s “massive bulk, planet-sized head

· Sly gift for deadpan humour all make him a great superhero.”

· In his IGN review, Joshua Yehl gave “top marks” to Johnson for “making his Black Adam just as steely and imposing as in the comics.”