– by Joseph Jammer Medina

In today’s age of instant gratification, it’s incredibly easy to write movies off. We’re so inundated with content on a daily basis that we simply don’t have time to deal with movies we just know will be absolute garbage, right?

We definitely understand and are also guilty at times. It’s a completely natural response in humans. When wading through mountains of information of potential content to consume, we look for the smallest red flags so that we can keep ourselves from wasting time. Now that we’re several films into the DC Extended Universe, fans are pretty much doing the same with these films, including the upcoming Shazam! flick from Lights Out director David F. Sandberg.

As of this writing, this is the next major film to hit production (it’s rumored to begin next month), but despite a few casting choices, we have very little information on what it’ll be about, and how it’ll play out. But that hasn’t stopped some fans from giving up on the film altogether, and some of the response has been so negative that Sandberg felt the need to go to Twitter to respond to some fan criticism.

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Here’s what he had to say in response to a user who said audiences should skip the film since it’s supposedly based on the New 52 origin of the character:

“Not to stop you from having an opinion about something that doesn’t exist yet, it’s the internet after all, but as I designate a movie the obligatory Best/Worst Ever!! I find it helpful sometimes to have more info than a few character names. Sometimes I’ll even wait for a trailer of some sort if I really want to go crazy.”

Now, to be fair, I can see some viewers agreeing with the user wholeheartedly. After a handful of what many feel are disappointing films, there are plenty of fans who just don’t like what DC has been offering up lately. They shouldn’t have to subject themselves to a whole film every time before they can judge whether or not something was worth their time.

But Sandberg isn’t even asking fans to judge a film based on its own merits, but to at least wait until we know more than who’s starring in the film before cementing our opinions. Okay, Sandberg. That’s a pretty fair point.

What do you think? Do you have hopes that Shazam! will be a good film? let us know down below!

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SOURCE: David F. Sandberg

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.