‘Black Adam’ arrives on HBO Max following box office bust

“Black Adam” is now streaming on HBO Max, giving more fans a chance to watch the DC antihero movie starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

It centers around Teth-Adam (Johnson), a superhuman from ancient Kahndaq who used his godly powers for vengeance and was then quickly imprisoned.

After nearly 5,000 years, present-day archeologists free Adam so he can help save Kahndaq from the crime syndicate Intergang.

While the “Shazam!” spin-off was praised by some, many critics and fans were let down by the movie.

NPR’s Glen Weldon called Johnson’s performance “under-seasoned” and “ponderous.”

IndieWire reporter David Ehrlich referred to “Black Adam” as a “lifeless spectacle” and called the characters “a cheap photocopy of one from Gotham or the [Marvel Cinematic Universe].”

There’s still hope for “Black Adam” to do well now that it’s streaming on HBO Max for its millions of subscribers.