Short version: 54% of critics are wrong, this is a fun flick.
Slightly longer version: SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS is a fun, goofy movie that is remarkably sanguine about its body count for something starring a bunch of teenagers. I wasn’t expecting major-league drama and angst, so I wasn’t surprised to not get any. What I did expect was a lot of stuff in Philly getting smashed up with a cavalier disregard to exactly who would clean all of this up, and that is what I got.
You should be okay if you liked SHAZAM! – although I’m not sure that there’s going to be a sequel. I don’t know what the heck they’re going to do with DC now. Probably muck it up – or, worse, figure it all out just in time for superhero movies to die. Alas. Alack. At least we got this one out beforehand.
4 thoughts on “My mini-review of SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS.”
Superman is an adult, so we expect him to give passing care that he either doesn’t break things or he fixes them afterward. Shazam! is about children and teenagers whose powers make them adults in body but not mind; we should expect cavalier disregard for property values.
The name of my city is Philadelphia.
Flippant contractions are derogatory and must be fought.
There is also no such thing as a Philadelphia cheese steak.
There is only a cheese steak.
The original needs neither modifier nor descriptor and appending one is an insult.
HA! I just realized what Shazam did at the end of the flick. Which was the absolutely most Philly* thing ever.
*I’m from Jersey. We only say ‘Philadelphia’ when we want something from the city.