Zachary Levi addresses Shazam 2’s negative reviews

Zachary Levi addresses Shazam 2's negative reviews

Zachary Levi Breaks Silence on Shazam! Fury of the Gods Reviews

Shazam! Fury of the Gods

Zachary Levi, the superhero behind the lovable Shazam, has finally spoken out about the mixed reviews and criticism surrounding “Shazam! Fury of the Gods”. You see, the film didn’t quite hit the superhero landing it was hoping for. It became what many consider a faint whisper rather than the booming roar of the DC Extended Universe.

The movie, set four years after the first installment, introduces the ‘Shazamily’ facing off against the vengeful Daughters of Atlas while dealing with the challenges of growing apart as they navigate their own individual journeys. This time around, the film is packed with even more action, including a thrilling cameo from a major DCEU star. In Zachary Levi’s opinion, “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” surpasses the first film in every way.

Unfortunately, the film was met with a less-than-stellar response from both critics and the box office. It seemed to suffer from the impending DCU reboot and other fan concerns, resulting in generally negative reviews and even worse box office results than expected. But fear not, because our dear Zachary Levi still stands by the film, reflecting on the experience of making it and playing the role of Shazam with unyielding enthusiasm.

Speaking on the FilmUp podcast, Levi discussed his true feelings about “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” and the bewilderingly low critic score. He couldn’t help but express his confusion and disappointment at the harsh criticism the film received. Sure, the audience score is still pretty good, but the critics seemed to be particularly unkind. Come on, people, show some love!

But let’s not forget the positive vibes that surrounded the sequel. After the success of the first film, which was praised for its depth compared to other DCEU movies at the time, it was a no-brainer to continue the Shazam saga. Levi was thrilled when they approached him with the idea of exploring Greek mythology within the superhero realm. It just made sense with Shazam’s powers and the whole Greek gods thing running through his veins. And boy, did they have fun bringing it all to life!

Unfortunately, “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” didn’t quite deliver what fans and critics were hoping for, adding to the decline of the Snyderverse saga. Warner Bros Entertainment tried to regain control by releasing the alternate ending for free on YouTube, but it only seemed to amplify the disdain for the franchise. It’s a tough pill to swallow, especially when superhero fatigue seems to be hitting audiences and critics left and right. We’re in dire need of a superhero revival!

With Blue Beetle heading towards becoming another box office flop for DC, and Marvel Studios’ latest Disney Plus project breaking records for all the wrong reasons, it’s clear that the superhero genre is in need of a shake-up. We’re stuck in a post-pandemic rut with no clear path back to the golden age of superhero blockbusters.

But fear not, fellow gamers and superhero enthusiasts! “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” is still available for streaming on Max, so you can judge it for yourself. Let’s remember that behind the scenes, there was passion, creativity, and a superhero just trying to do his best. And who knows, maybe there’s still hope for the Shazamiverse!

Source: TheFilmUp Podcast/YouTube