“Shazam! Wrath of the Gods” Review: Semi-Excellent

“Shazam! Wrath of the Gods” Review: Semi-Excellent
Shazam and “The Gang”: In “Shazam! Wrath of the Gods”. From left: Ross Butler, Adam Brody, Grace Caroline Corey, Zachary Levi, Megan Good, and DJ Cutrona.

The only reasonably watchable superhero spring movie.


superhero comedy

“Shazam! Wrath of the Gods »

United States of America. 9 years. Director: David F. Sandburg

Starring: Zachary Levi, Grace Caroline Currie, Adam Brody, Rachel Ziegler, Lucy Liu, Helen Mirren

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No tree grows in the sky, and in March 2023, there is relatively much to suggest that the age of superheroes on film is finally on its way.

It’s too early to pop champagne stoppers. But Marvel’s “Phase 5” is behind (the new “Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania” is going badly, as it deserves), DC is struggling with so much, movies and TV series are being scrapped and canceled right and left.

if If that’s the case – that superheroes are making their way back into the subculture, where they belong – that would be good news for everyone who loves movies and entertainment in general. The pop culture industry has forced us on a diet consisting almost entirely of Red Bull and Non Stop for over 20 years now.

It is not healthy and cannot last.

And now – groovy lunch: Zachary Levi and Helen Mirren in “Shazam! Wrath of the Gods”.

He said this, and the kind hopeful heart sighed: If I were a cut He should Watch a superhero movie this spring, this comedy must be. The second is about 18-year-old Billy Batson (Asher Angel), who loudly says “Shazam!” He transforms into an adult superhero (Zachary Levi) of the same name for comfort.

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Yes, and then his brothers and sisters, who all live under the roof of two sympathetic adoptive parents, who all can act like adults and crap when they feel like it. This movie is more about Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Grazer) than Billy/Shazam.

As the superhero Captain Almighty (Adam Brody), Freddy is not only cool, but also a playboy. However, the teen version is an insecure voice-changing geek who has just fallen for the new girl at school, Anna (Rachel Ziegler). Anthea – sorry, Anna – has secrets of her own. We will soon be able to participate in it.

illuminated platform? Could it be “magic”?: Lucy Liu (left) and Helen Mirren in “Shazam! Wrath of the Gods.”

what is he talking about? Legendary Deity Staff. “The golden apple from the tree of life.” The unicorn and the “three daughters of Atlas”. A dome that looks like a cheese clock over Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

You can see the soul. Rarely does one feel so remote as trying to recapitulate the action in a superhero movie.

Swedish director David F. Sandberg (From Jönköping, you know!) shows a good pace in the first half. The ace he has is that these superheroes are, after all, ordinary guys on a daily basis, and therefore quite charming. At its best, the Shazam! Wrath of the Gods “little” Spider-Man “with a dose of” Harry Potter “and then it works fine.

Rachel Ziegler in “STOP A HAIL!” Wrath of the Gods.”

But alas, alas. Soon, “Shazam!” Up where all superhero movies apparently “should” end: in the mystical destruction of computer animation, caused by quiet clashes with insignificant CGI monsters, where nothing is at stake. We’ve seen it countless times before. And it’s funless, flat, to the point of being uninspired on autopilot.

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Then we give up and send in Digital Dragon: a scene from “Shazam! Wrath of the Gods.”

but fine. “Shazam! Fury Of The Gods is not deathly boring (as in “Eternals,” 2021), insulting (as in “Wonder Woman 1984,” 2020), wailing fool (as in “Morbius,” 2022) or useless (as in “Birds Of Prey”). : And the Wonderful Emancipation of Harley Quinn”, 2020).

Is there something? Like I said, the first hour is totally fine. And even on the 13th, there are plenty of gorgeous Americans and curators to be seen here (and one British one: Helen Mirren). Budget found a place for a few minutes with Gal Gadot.

But the truth is, “Shazam! The Fury Of The Gods” is another superhero movie that would have been better if it weren’t for a superhero movie. If this isn’t a cross of ideas, I don’t know.


Ashura Okorie

Ashura Okorie

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