Zachary Levi has sparked further controversy after criticising Hollywood for producing “crap” films.
The 42-year-old actor was most recently seen in Shazam! Fury of the Gods, which received generally poor reviews from reviewers and fans alike.
Speaking to fans at the Chicago Fan Expo over the weekend, the actress accused producers of not caring enough about consumers to make films ‘amazing,’ and urged moviegoers to ‘actively not select’ to watch bad films.
‘I personally feel like, the amount of content that comes out of Hollywood is garbage – they don’t care enough to actually make it great for you guys. They don’t,’ he said, per Entertainment Weekly.
‘How many times do you watch a trailer and go, “Oh my God, this looks so cool!” Then you go to the movie and it’s like, “This was what I get?”‘
‘They know that once you’ve already bought the ticket and you’re in the seat, they’ve got your money. And the only way for us to change any of it is to not go to the garbage. We have to actively not choose the garbage. It’ll help. It’ll help a lot.’
It comes after Chuck star slammed reviewers for giving the Shazam! sequel ‘perplexingly low’ reviews.
‘The audience score is still quite good, but the critics’ score was, I don’t know, very oddly and perplexingly low, and people were insanely unkind,’ he told The FilmUp Podcast.
‘Listen, I’ve been a part of things and as much as I wish that they were good, I know that they’re okay, I know they missed a lot.
‘I’m not saying Shazam! Fury of the Gods is some perfect Orson Welles masterpiece, but it’s a good darn movie.’
And the actor acknowledged he’s not sure if the superhero franchise will continue.
‘I don’t know what the future holds, because Fury of the Gods was not well received. I have no idea where we go from here,’ he added.
Levi also recently addressed comments he made on the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (Sag-Aftra) strike guidelines, after being chastised for calling them “so idiotic.”
In a statement issued on Friday (August 4), the actor stated that his remarks had been taken “out of context.”
‘It’s come to my attention that an offhand remark I made in jest last weekend is being taken out of context,’ he began.
‘So let me be very clear. I fully support my union, the WGA and the strike. I remain an outspoken critic of the exploitative system that us artists are subject to work in since I started my journey in this business 25 years ago.’
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