Shazam! Anger of the Gods was released in theaters this weekend and is not expected to do very well at the box office, which could have something to do with the film’s poor critical reception. The sequel is currently in the works Rotten tomatoes with a critic score of 54%, which is significantly lower than the first film’s 90%. However, Shazam! Anger of the Gods has much higher ratings. The film currently has a viewing rating of 85%, which is higher than the 82% of the first film. Of course, not nearly as many moviegoers have reviewed the sequel since it’s only been out for a few days. Currently, Shazam! Anger of the Gods does have a CinemaScore that is more in line with the audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie has a B+, which matches some surprising DC movies, including the poorly received ones Suicide Squad (2016) and Wonder Woman 1984.
“🗣️ The grade is in for @ShazamMovie – it’s a B+ #CinemaScore! What did you think of the movie? Comment below 👇,” @CinemaScore shared on Twitter. You can view their message below:
🗣️ The grade is in for @ShazamMovie– it’s a B+ #CinemaScore! What did you think of the film? Comment below 👇 pic.twitter.com/KwZ9FeZON1
— CinemaScore (@CinemaScore) March 18, 2023
What rated ComicBook.com Shazam! Anger of the Gods?
ComicBook. com‘s review of Shazam! Anger of the Gods was one of the more positive. We gave the movie a 3.5 out of 5 and said, “Shazam! Anger of the Gods isn’t the most unique or action-packed comic book movie out there. You certainly won’t leave the theater as a changed DC fan, but you will leave with a smile on your face. If you can see past the uncertainty of the Shazamily’s future, Shazam! Anger of the Gods is a delightful ride and a worthy sequel to the first film.”
Shall Shazam! 3 To happen?
Currently, it’s unclear if this is the last we see of the Shazamily. However, director David F. Sandberg recently said it could depend on box office turnout. “[Shazam!] especially if people aren’t going to see the movie,” Sandberg said Monday night in response to a fan on Twitter. “What I’ve been told is that there’s nothing in the Shazam films that contradict the future plans for DC. So the opportunity for more Shazam is there and if you want it, the best thing to do is go see the movie.”
If there’s a third Shazam movie, the actors have an idea. Zachary Levi, who plays the titular hero, apparently pitched an idea to his co-star, Rachel Zegler (Anthea). During an interview with NMEZelger talked about some possible threequel ideas.
“I think it would be cool to do this zombie plot that Zach is obsessed with,” Zegler explained. “Are Evil death meets Superman meets Bigwhich doesn’t sound like it should work, but I think it does.”
Shazam! Anger of the Gods now playing in theaters.
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