Shazam! Fury of the Gods... Reviewed!

I don't know how I feel about Shazam! Fury of the Gods. The first movie was more organic and felt true to Shazam, but with all the other Shazam heroes it felt like there was too much going on. It made for an interesting action movie, but the main actor slips away to a degree. I get it, the sequel is the 'Fury Of The Gods' because of what happened after they defeated Doctor Sivana and the Seven Deadly Sins, but the delivery could've been different.

Am I wrong in that I feel like this should've been a high-quality limited series in order to make it more digestible? I wasn't turned off, but more could have been explored with a series because this gave me those Fast & Furious vibes. Sorry, but it just does.

There was a lot of action to please any junky in need of smashing and bashing, but also when the Gods showed up they were underwhelming. I've seen Lucy Liu and Helen Mirren a number of times, and they just felt like they were on screen cosplaying for a portion of the film. I relaxed after a while and enjoyed it for what it was but I still couldn't ignore the pace of the film.

The sets were amazing, and the dark horses were beautiful in the scene with the cutest actor in the film, Faithe Herman. The part where she avoided being attacked by a dark horse seems like they sold it a bit much in the beginning because she would've naturally gotten pulled out of harm's way. Perhaps someone should've tripped to really sell her being left there while attempting to grab her. Don't get distracted by that because the magic actually happens in this scene when little Darla (Faith Herman) stops the attack in an unforeseeable way. The feeling that I got was one that really warmed my heart, and I think they nailed it perfectly because it's something that an innocent little sweetpea would do. I loved that so much, and I believe that there were missed opportunities where the real could've been inserted.

Shazam's meeting with Hespera felt pretty authentic to the hero, and I was looking for moments like those that didn't oversell. We're not dumb, and sometimes it's good to allow your audience to actually watch a movie a few times before they actually understand something. I didn't understand certain things in a movie until I was older and experience gave me a clue.

It wasn't all bad, there was enough comedy to make me giggle, and my girl Meagan was amazing. I can honestly say that I don't know what type of movie I would've wanted this to be, I would still give it a 4 out of 5 because it was good but I think it would've been better as a limited series.

Shazam still has the opportunity to have a limited series if you ask me, and it would help develop the fanbase for a new audience. Thank you so much for reading my review and stay tuned for more!

Shazam! Fury Of The Gods | Rated 4/5

Sophima | Guest Contributor

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