Home Movie Zachary Levi on ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ Low Critics Ranking, Critiques – The Hollywood Reporter

Zachary Levi on ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ Low Critics Ranking, Critiques – The Hollywood Reporter

Zachary Levi on ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ Low Critics Ranking, Critiques – The Hollywood Reporter


Zachary Levi is sharing his ideas on Shazam! Fury of the Gods criticism months after the DC superhero sequel flopped on the field workplace.

Throughout a current look on The FilmUp Podcast, the actor admitted that he’s nonetheless considerably confused concerning the detrimental opinions of the David F. Sandberg-directed movie and actually doesn’t know what’s subsequent for the franchise.

“I don’t know what the long run holds for all of it as a result of, sadly, the second film was not as effectively obtained,” he mentioned. “The viewers rating remains to be fairly good, however the critics rating was very oddly and perplexingly low, and folks had been insanely unkind.”

The critics score for Shazam! Fury of the Gods at the moment stands at 49 p.c on Rotten Tomatoes, whereas the viewers rating sits at 86 p.c. In March, the movie additionally had one of many worst field workplace openings for a significant Hollywood superhero movie, with $30.5 million domestically.

Following the movie’s launch, Sandberg took to social media to reply to criticism. On the time, he famous that the DC installment was his “lowest critic rating” on Rotten Tomatoes. He added, “I wasn’t anticipating a repeat of the primary film critically however I used to be nonetheless somewhat stunned as a result of I believe it’s a superb movie. Oh effectively.”

Levi shared the identical sentiment for the film throughout the interview on the podcast, noting that he was very proud of how his character and the movie turned out. He mentioned, “I assumed we made a, if not simply nearly as good, higher model than the primary film.”

“I’ve been part of issues, and as a lot as I want they had been good, I do know they’re OK. I do know that they miss lots,” the actor added. “And I’m not saying Shazam! Fury of the Gods is a few good, you realize, Orson Welles-like masterpiece, but it surely’s a superb darn film.”

Though Levi has beforehand mentioned the movie’s advertising and marketing was a difficulty and contributed to the film tanking on the field workplace, the actor additionally mentioned social media performed an element.

“I believe even simply the world, from the primary film to the second film, the world has shifted a lot,” he defined. “Social media has shifted a lot. Hate, on-line hate and haters and trolls, and factions and all that has simply gotten extra galvanized in its toxicity. I believe there are individuals who genuinely, sadly, wish to destroy sure initiatives as a result of they don’t like them, or they don’t like me, or they don’t like different folks concerned in them or no matter.”

As for what’s subsequent, Levi added that he doesn’t have a variety of solutions or any “thought the place we go from right here.”

“I simply hope that or imagine that, you realize, historical past will present,” he mentioned. “Will probably be a type of issues that individuals will return, folks will watch Fury of the Gods on residence streaming or on a airplane or no matter, and it is going to be this film that they heard a lot shit about after which they are going to be like, ‘Properly, wait a minute.’”

Shazam! Fury of the Gods is at the moment streaming on Max.



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