Zachary Levi, star of “Shazam! Fury of the Gods,” has criticized Hollywood for consistently releasing subpar movies. Levi’s comments come after his own film underperformed at the box office, revealing his frustration with the industry’s lack of effort to create great content.
“Hollywood Garbage” Following Shazam 2’s
During the Chicago Fan Expo, Levi voiced his support for the ongoing strikes by the Writers Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. He slammed the output of the Hollywood industry, stating that they don’t care enough to make great movies for the audience. Levi believes that the only way to change the situation is for people to actively choose not to support low-quality content.
Ironically, these comments come after “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” failed to perform well at the box office. The film earned only $135 million worldwide on a budget of around $100 million, making it one of DC’s biggest box office disappointments. This raises the question of whether Levi’s comments also apply to his own film.
In reality, “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” is not as bad as the films Levi was criticizing. Director David F. Sandberg made an effort to build on the first film, focusing on character dynamics and expanding on what made the original “Shazam!” successful. However, the sequel’s main issue was that it lost sight of the heartwarming family tale that made the first film resonate with audiences. The attempt to make a bigger sequel resulted in a bloated and forgettable storyline.
Overall, it would be unfair to categorize “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” as one of the garbage movies that Levi was protesting against. The film’s failure can be attributed to the crowded state of DC films and its own shortcomings in terms of story and characters.
Levi’s criticism sheds light on the frustration felt by many audiences when it comes to the quality of movies being released by Hollywood. While there are certainly great films being made, there seems to be a lack of effort in ensuring that every movie lives up to its potential. Levi’s hope is that by actively choosing not to support low-quality content, audiences can encourage the industry to raise its standards and invest more in creating great movies.