6 Thoughts on Shazam! Fury of the Gods

If you haven’t seen the news yet, Shazam! Fury of the Gods has bombed at the box office. That’s a shame. I am not someone who heralds the death of superhero movies at the theaters. I want all of these movies to be successful, to turn into popular franchises. But I’m not heartbroken. The DCEU itself is broken, and it’s not a surprise that audiences don’t care anymore. The only real question is whether or not they will care when James Gunn reboots everything in a couple of years.

Movie Rating: 6/10 – Pretty Good

I really enjoyed the first Shazam! I thought it was funny, charming and full of entertaining energy. All the good things about fun superhero movies. I liked the Shazamily, which was something unique to this franchise. And now this sequel comes along with pretty much everybody coming back. Should have been another success! But something went wrong somewhere along the way. Was it a bad script? Were there some behind-the-scenes changes that screwed things over? I don’t know. All I know is that, while they made a fairly entertaining new movie, it’s ultimately going to be a flop.

Join me after the jump for my thoughts on Shazam! Fury of the Gods! Expect FULL SPOILERS for the movie. And feel free to share your own thoughts in the comments down below.

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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is Coming Sooner Than I Thought

I enjoyed Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order as much as the next gamer. And now we’ve got the sequel coming in only a month! Who knew it was coming so soon? Probably everybody. They put out these release dates way ahead of time. I guess I’ve just been too blinded looking forward to that new Zelda game in May. I’ll probably definitely get and play Survivor when it comes out. I’ve got to continuously justify splurging on this Playstation 5, after all.

Looks like fun. I still don’t care about Cal Kestis. People really love this guy, but he’s just a video game protagonist to me. And it looks like he’s getting up to all sorts of new mischief. Two lightsabers?! I think I played the first game on my PS4. I wonder if my PS5 can somehow read my saved games from my previous console to port over the lightsaber I designed. Or maybe we’ll all just design new lightsabers from scratch.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor comes out on April 28!


Movie Trailer Monday

It’s another quiet day in having random things to share on this blog. But it’s Monday, the start of the week, and I should post something, right? Might as well. So here’s a pair of new trailers that came across my desk last week. Will they be good? Maybe! Should you watch them? Watch the trailer first and figure out for yourself.

First up is Beef, about road rage.

Apparently this is a series and not a movie, a mistake I made in the opposite direction with the trailer for Ghosted. Who can even tell anymore?! Movie? Series? life is weird. Anyway, That’s Beer and it’s coming to Netflix on April 6.

Next up is for sure a movie, called Joy Ride. About a couple of party women going on a road trip in China and getting up to all sorts of hijinks.

This is a new movie for Stephanie Hsu, who will hopefully have an awesome career following her Best Supporting Actress nomination for Everything Everywhere All At Once. Also, I’m now noticing that both of these trailers star Asian American actors. That’s cool!

Joy Ride is coming to theaters on July 7.


Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 3/18/23

Some weeks I get so many comics that I have to drop a couple because I don’t give myself enough time or energy to read them. And some weeks I have very few comics to review, like this week. X-Cellent and Justice Society of America for the go!

Comic Book of the Week goes to The X-Cellent #1 because it’s just a bit freakier than Justice Society, and that has to count for something.

The mutant menace

Meanwhile, I enjoyed Shazam! Fury of the Gods and will have my full review/thoughts up in the usual place on Wednesday. I enjoyed the movie, but there are a lot of problems with the movie. I’m going to make a push to beat Marvel’s Midnight Suns this weekend, unless Gotham Knights is on sale, then I might buy and play that instead. I’ve gone too long without playing Robin: The Video Game. Also, I bought that new Multiple Man action figure, in his classic, original costume. So that’s a nice feather in my cap.

Comic Reviews: Justice Society of America #3 and The X-Cellent #1.

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Ruby Gillman: Teenage Kraken Looks Terrible

It’s Friday and I don’t have a lot to share, but one movie trailer did come across the internet yesterday and it’s terrible. The next Dreamworks animated film will be Ruby Gillman: Teenage Kraken, and I think this thing looks like hot garbage. Judge for yourself, though be warned that this is one of those trailers that seems to give away the entire plot of the movie.

Everybody about this looks bad, from the character designs to the story to the plot points. Why is she posing as a regular human teenager? And if she is, how does she explain why she’s blue? And then it leads to a scene where she’s got super powers? Why does she specifically have a set of super powers, like a comic book character? This isn’t a superhero movie.

The only thing I can support about this film is that it seems to end this teenage, coming of age animated film with a kaiju battle, which is cool. But then that gives away the ending, right? Not cool, movie trailer.

Anyway, it’s Friday, let’s get to the weekend. Ruby Gillman: Teenage Kraken comes to theaters on June 30.


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