“Shazam!” Star Tells America to Boycott Movies

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They just don’t make things like they used to… It’s saying heard all of the time anymore. And for actor Zachary Levi, it applies to movies of today too.

In fact, Levi is so disgusted with most of Hollywood’s more recent works that he even suggested that audiences simply stop going to see movies.

According to Entertainment Weekly, he told a crowd in Chicago last weekend, “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.”

He added that Hollywood does a really great job of making movies look good and “cool” in the trailers. But as we all know, far too often, once you actually go to see the film, you are greatly disappointed. And that is the game anymore.

Levi explains that Hollywood knows that once you’ve “bought the ticket and you’re in the seat, they’ve got your money.” And that’s all they care about. So, unfortunately, we end with “garbage.”

For him, “We have to actively not choose the garbage. It’ll help. It’ll help a lot.”

If you aren’t exactly remembering where you know Levi from, he is most well known as the main star of the newer “Shazam!” films. And the second one fits his “garbage” bill pretty well.

That is not to say that the movie is crap or not exactly worth seeing. However, even Levi admits, “they (producers and film executives) missed a lot,” or could have done more to improve it. But they didn’t.

As he noted, most who saw the film (beyond the critics) liked it – giving it an 86 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. However, it just barely broke even at the box office, meaning fewer people were likely interested in it from the jump.

And that’s a trend seen industry-wide. People just aren’t as interested in most films anymore because they just aren’t as good as they used to be.
Maybe boycotting Hollywood for a time would force them to make them better…