April 05, 2019

Shazam! is in theaters on April 5th, 2019.

What makes a good superhero film? The wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, stamina of Atlas, power of Zeus, courage of Achilles and the speed of Mercury. That’s what makes up Shazam and I’m here loving it. I have always preferred Marvel for movies and DC for comics, but I think DC may now finally be onto something if they keep making movies like this.

It had the tragedy some people just eat up, but it also had humor, family, and one awesome ending. I have not both loved and laughed at a superhero movie this much in quite a long time. Not everything can be perfect but Shazam cuts it close. The only issue I have with the movie is the villain. I thought he was rather weak, poorly written, and a bit underwhelming.

Most of the movie is spent setting up Shazam and him figuring out his powers, but falls flat setting up a worthy “first movie opponent”. I’m not going to be too much harder on the choice of villain though, because Shazam is still technically a kid and they couldn’t exactly bring out the big guy. Regardless of which side of the coin your on, Marvel or DC, this is still a movie you’ll want to see. If you do go watch it, be sure to stay after to check out the 2 end credit scenes.

Rating: 4.2 out of 5

Jazzlynn Jazzlynn (Contributor) is from Dallas. She's an avid gamer and watcher of anime. She usually spends her time either taking pictures of her cats, rewatching every horror movie in existence, or reading about crazy people doing crazy things.
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