Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 5/6/23
I’ve got to get through one more week or work before I’m on vacation for a while ‘nother week. I cannot wait! Just gotta pass the time, do what needs to be done and hopefully come out the other side free and clear. Having comics helps, like the first issue of a new Shazam! relaunch and another enjoyable Scarlet Witch comic.
Comic Book of the Week goes to Batman #900 because I’m not made of stone and can enjoy some crossover hijinks as much as the next fan.
Meanwhile, I’ve been playing the DLC to Horizon: Forbidden West and the biggest problems is trying to remember what everything does. There are so many unique weapons and abilities in this game, and I haven’t played it in a year. But the real big news, of course, is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3! I saw it, I loved it and I’ll have a full review and my thoughts in the usual place on Wednesday.
Comic Reviews: Batman #900, Scarlet Witch #5 and Shazam! #1.Read the rest of this entry
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.Read the rest of this entry
There’s a Lot Going on in Shazam: Fury of the Gods
I really enjoyed the first Shazam! movie. It was fun and charming, with a lot of good character and energy. So I’m pumped for the sequel, Shazam! Fury of the Gods. It looks to have the same charm, character and energy. And, apparently, there’s just a whole lot of everything in this movie.
Wow, that trailer is stuffed to the gills with stuff happening. We’ve got the two new villains, we’ve got the various family members depowered and split up. We’ve got the Wizard coming back. We’ve got Billy Batson making all sorts of decisions. I feel like the plot is pretty simple, but that trailer wants to show off everything. More power to them, I suppose!
Shazam! Fury of the Gods comes to theaters on March 17.
Into the Shazamiverse!
The Comic Con trailers are coming hard and fast today! I’ll share as many as I feel like over the next couple of days. I don’t care about every trailer, people! It’s my weekend! Anyway, I definitely wanted to share the new trailers for Shazam: Fury of the Gods and Black Adam. One looks good, the other looks as boring as it’s every been.
I really enjoyed the first Shazam movie and this sequel looks like fun. It also looks a little directionless. Like, why isn’t it a crossover with Black Adam? Is it just going to be another Shazam adventure? Also, how the hell are these two movies not some kind of crossover? Fans enjoy crossovers, and these two characters are from the same gorram series! Why is Warner Bros not going for full movie synergy with these two films?
Anyway, Shazam: Fury of the Gods looks fun. I especially hope to see a lot of attention paid to the family. This movie comes out at Christmastime.
Then we’ve got Black Adam, which comes out in late October. And this second trailer is just as useless as the first.
I’m just not buying what this movie is selling, and all it’s selling is the Rock. There don’t seem to be any really interesting twists or gimmicks to Black Adam. He’s just a generic superhero type, and they’re trying to play him off as some sort of uber badass or something. It feels forced and hokey. And the Rock isn’t selling it. His line about the “hierarchy of power” changing in the DC Universe was an instant meme of mockery, and nothing this movie has shown us since has changed that for me.
This one is gonna be a Morbius-level dud.
Behold the Sequel Shazam Family!
Shazam! 2: Fury of the Gods is currently filming, and director David F. Sanberg has decided he’s not going to let set leaks ruin all the big, cool reveals of the new movie. Specifically, the redesigned costumes of the Shazam family! Behold the crew!
Everyone looks good! The family was one of the best parts of the first film, so I’m glad to see they’re all coming back. And the costumes look dope. Here’s hoping the sequel is pretty fun!
Shame it won’t come out until June 2023. That’s two whole years away!