Reel Features Season 12 Ticket 9 Part 3
After coming off of the heels of the Avengers: Endgame, I ventured into the latest DC Comics movie adapting the character of Shazam! (also known as Captain Marvel.... The real one) with low expectations.
I say this, because given the very hit and miss ratio of the DC Cinematic Universe since it's launch with Man of Steel back in 2013 it's been very inconsistent.
Man of Steel for What It's Worth is a very enjoyable reintroduction/re-imagining of the origin of Superman. And I give Henry Cavill all the credit in the world for trying to make the character his own cake with his performance and not live in the Shadow of the iconic performance of the late Christopher Reeve.
Despite the enjoyment that I got from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it was a beautiful train wreck of a mess with regards to the pacing editing and just how Zack Snyder just had no clue of how to adapt these characters on to the big screen. I understand that there were times in the Comics where Batman deviated from his code of ethics, but even then they were nowhere near the levels of that other crazy psychopath as Batfleck demonstrated.
And then there was Justice League.... Yes.
Now to be fair to that movie, it's not as bad as people make it out to be but at the same time I've seen far better from DC.
So, we come to 2019 and the first live action adaptation of Shazam! With Zachary Levi taking on the role of the titular character.
What I saw in a 2-hour+ movie was a highly enjoyable fun and light-hearted comic book that gave me reminders from the first Iron Man movie where being a superhero can be fun. It doesn't have to be all dark grim and ultra realistic comic movie. He can be at a level where the movie is aware of what it is and it has fun with that.
I'll let the reviews speak for themselves because I feel like it's one of those movies where my words will not do it Justice (no pun intended, lol).
If you have time and spare change then I highly recommend that you go and see this movie because you are going to get your money's worth and then some.
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