Actor Zachary Levi has responded to the unfavourable reactions to Shazam: Fury of the Gods.
Levi first portrayed the DC superhero within the 2019 film Shazam! This film, directed by David F. Sandberg, obtained constructive critiques, incomes a 90% on Rotten Tomatoes. It was adopted up with a 2023 sequel which obtained blended reactions from critics and bombed on the field workplace. As compared, this film solely earned a 49% on Rotten Tomatoes.
In a current episode of The FilmUp Podcast (by way of IGN), Levi, who performs Billy Batson/Shazam, commented on the response. “The primary one did nicely sufficient the place they stated, ‘Hey, let’s look into making a second one.’ After which they pitched me the concept on it. I assumed it was actually enjoyable,” Levi recalled. “I actually loved making that film, and I actually loved taking part in that half. I don’t know what the long run holds for all of it as a result of, sadly, the second film was not as nicely obtained. The viewers rating remains to be fairly good, however the critics’ rating was very oddly and perplexingly low, and folks have been insanely unkind.”
“I’ve been part of issues, and as a lot as I want they have been good, I do know they’re okay,” he shared. “I do know that they miss rather a lot. And I’m not saying Shazam: Fury of the Gods is a few good… Orson Welles-like masterpiece, but it surely’s darn film.”
“I believe even simply the world, from the primary film to the second film, the world has shifted a lot. 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,” he added. “I believe there are individuals who genuinely, sadly, wish to destroy sure tasks 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.”
“I do not know the place we go from right here. I simply hope that or consider that historical past will present… will probably be a kind of issues that individuals will return, folks will watch Fury of the Gods on house streaming or on a aircraft or no matter, and will probably be this film that they heard a lot s**t about after which they are going to be like, ‘Nicely, wait a minute.’ “
Who’s within the forged of Shazam: Fury of the Gods?
The film stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Adam Brody, Rachel Zegler, Ross Butler, Ian Chen, D. J. Cotrona, Jovan Armand, Grace Fulton, Meagan Good, Faithe Herman, Lucy Liu, Djimon Hounsou, and Helen Mirren.