Critics and audiences alike called Black Adam derivative and “Marvel-lite”.
>The tone was compared to the MCU’s
>Hawkman was compared to Iron Man, Black Panther and Cyclops
>Doctor Fate was compared to Doctor Strange
>Atom Smasher was compared to Spider-Man, Ant-Man and Deadpool
>Cyclone was compared to Storm
>The JSA was compared to the Avengers and their mansion with a jet compared to the X-Men’s mansion with a jet
>Eternium was compared to Vibranium and the Intergang to the MCU’s innumerous evil paramilitary organizations
>Even specific scenes like Doctor Fate having apocalyptic visions and knowing he will die because he can no longer see his own future were compared to similar moments in the Doctor Strange films
The thing is most of that stuff is straight from the comics. Marvel just seems to have beaten DC to most of the comic book concepts that they both share, and if that is case, everything that DC releases in the future, no matter how faithful to the source, will just be viewed as discount MCU by normies and underperform as a result. The race is pretty much over, and DC seems to have lost.