Shazam! Fury of the Gods – Movie Review
Director: David F Sandberg
Writer: Henry Gayden, Chris Morgan (Screenplay)
Writer: Bill Parker, C.C. Beck (Creators)
- Zachary Levi (Thor)
- Helen Mirren (The Queen)
- Rachel Zegler (West Side Story)
- Lucy Liu (Kill Bill Vol 1)
- Jack Dylan Grazer (It)
Plot: The film continues the story of teenage Billy Batson who, upon reciting the magic word “SHAZAM!” is transformed into his adult Super Hero alters ego, Shazam.
Runtime: 2 Hours 10 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Shazam! Fury of the Gods starts when Billy and his family have started helping the city. However, their actions have given them a bad reputation. Meanwhile, Gods Kalypso (Liu) and Hespera (Mirren) have returned to Earth to reclaim their power.
Billy is the power of Shazam (Levi) must understand his powers to stop the Gods that want destruction on Earth. This sees him learning more about why he was given the powers in the first place.
Verdict on Shazam! Fury of the Gods
Shazam! Fury of the Gods is the latest superhero movie from the DCU. It brings back the popular hero Shazam and puts him up against different threats in a God figures. He must understand what his powers are to move forward with his life and save the world.
This is a safe addition to the superhero world, it tackles the human factors Billy is going through. However, the supporting family members end up feeling a lot more interesting. The villains are different to what we are used to seeing, again, bringing something fresh with what they want. It is hard to get truly invested in the stories at the moment due to the fact they are rebranding the DCU.
When it comes to the performance Zachary Levi struggles to land the jokes. While Meagan Good steals the show in the Super Hero family. Elsewhere, Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu have a lot of fun with their roles in the movie.
When it comes to the effects, we get solid get some great ones and some that seem to be a bit more ambitious than we are able to see. It is also nice to see an Annabelle cameo too.
Final Thoughts – Shazam! Fury of the Gods is a solid addition to the DCU collection, that tries too hard to be funny.