There are at least three moments in Shazam! that made my inner-nerd do a little leap of delight.
We’ll get to them in a moment. First though, I want to reflect upon the film’s general strengths and weaknesses, beyond it’s obscure comic book appeal.
Shazam! is the latest film based on a DC Comics character to hit the big screen. It’s arrived with much critical and financial success, and carries with it the reputation of being the kind of light-hearted whimsical escapist superhero fantasy film that the DC Extended Universe has thus far been famous for not making.
And this reputation is sort of deserved. Sort of, but not quite.
Incidentally, there are spoilers ahead. Big spoilers. Big Big Spoilers!
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Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #42, and the question is a follow-up to the previous question, which I answered in posts of astonishing length over the last two weeks:
What are my three wishes for what I would change in the DCEU?
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Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #41, and this time around the question is the same as it was last time, because I didn’t finish it last time:
How would I save the DC Extended Universe (again)?
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Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #40, we explore another question related to superhero movies…
How would I save the DC Extended Universe?
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As everyone whose paying attention knows, there are a lots of superhero films out there now, with at least several mainstream ones each year. As a comic reader since my youth and a movie fan, I consider this to be generally a good thing. Still, most of the time I find that I’m not strongly drawn to watch these movies more than once. Mostly, it’s just been because of my children that I’ve gone back to most of these movies for a second watch through…although most of the time I have enjoyed that process.
So with that in mind, tonight I’m rewatching Wonder Woman!
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