Shazam! The Fury of the Gods: Why Did it Disappoint Fans?
Shazam! The Fury of the Gods, the sequel to the 2019 movie Shazam, has failed to meet the expectations of fans and movie-goers alike. Despite earning a substantial amount of $367 million in global box office revenue, the sequel only managed to rake in $133 million for a budget of $125 million. The movie failed to recover from its disappointing first weekend, with below-average ratings on Allociné and Rotten Tomatoes.
However, the biggest disappointment for fans was the absence of Black Adam, the main antagonist of Shazam in the comics. Although a film dedicated to him was released a few months before The Fury of the Gods, many fans were still keen on seeing him in the sequel.
The absence of Black Adam raises a significant question: why were DC movies, for the most part, disconnected from each other? Unlike Marvel, which has successfully managed to unite its projects over 10 years, DC chose to rely on a different system for its works. This approach may explain why there is growing disinterest among fans for DC movies.
Despite these setbacks, there is still hope for the DC universe. The Flash has received positive reviews and reactions, and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, the direct sequel to 2018’s DC hit, could turn the situation around.
In summary, while Shazam! The Fury of the Gods may have failed to meet fans’ expectations, and the DC universe may have some hope yet. The absence of Black Adam raises questions about DC’s disconnected approach to its films, and future projects will be closely watched by fans and movie-goers alike.