Zachary Levi, known for his role in “Shazam,” has voiced his support for the writers’ and actors’ strikes within the entertainment industry.
However, his support isn’t limited to labor issues – he also has strong opinions about the quality of content being produced.
During a session at the Chicago Fan Expo, the 42-year-old actor expressed his dissatisfaction with the volume of subpar content emerging from Hollywood. He remarked, “I personally feel like the amount of content that comes out of Hollywood that is garbage — they don’t care enough to actually make it great for you guys. They don’t.”
Levi highlighted a common phenomenon where enticing trailers fail to deliver in the actual movies, leaving audiences disappointed. He elaborated, “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?'” He attributed this to the industry’s understanding that once the audience has purchased tickets, they have already secured their revenue.
The actor proposed a solution – for audiences to actively reject subpar content. He emphasized that change could come about if viewers made a conscious effort to avoid “garbage” productions. “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,” Levi asserted.
In addition to his commentary on content quality, Levi discussed the contrasting reception of his recent DC movie between critics and audiences. He expressed bewilderment over the stark difference between the critics’ low scores and the positive audience reception.
“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 noted.
Zachary Levi’s perspective sheds light on the ongoing debate about the balance between commercial success and artistic merit in the entertainment industry.
As he encourages audiences to be discerning consumers, his remarks spark conversations about the impact of viewer choices on shaping the future of entertainment content.