SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS | MOVIE REVIEW | SYLVIA PARKEntertainment
17 March 2023
Shazam! And the dirt is gone…or in this case the evil sisters of Atlas.
Shazam! And the Fury of the Gods, directed by David F. Sandberg continues the story of the main character Billy Batson and his foster family fighting justice.
I really enjoyed this movie; it ticked all the boxes! Fantastic fight scenes, cheesy romantic scenes plus the all-important family bonding time. I loved the dynamic bond the movie portrays between Billy Batson (Asher Angel) and the rest of his foster family. It really warms my heart how these foster kids come from all different backgrounds, but they have such a close bond. I find in a lot of other movies you see the foster kid system is deemed as “every kid for himself” so it was refreshing to see a change of pace in this regard.
(L-r) ROSS BUTLER as Super Hero Eugene, ADAM BRODY as Super Hero Freddy, GRACE CAROLINE CURREY as Super Hero Mary, ZACHARY LEVI as Shazam, MEAGAN GOOD as Super Hero Darla and D.J. COTRONA as Super Hero Pedro in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
Well, with superheroes you must always have an evil to fight against them, right? One of my favorite characters in this movie is Kalypso played by Lucy Liu. As we all know she is a much-loved character in the Charlie’s Angels movies, so it was so great to see the other side of her – as the villain rather than the crime fighter.
Another aspect of this movie that makes it so popular is the special effects – in particular all the scenes with the lightning effects. The scenery and the lighting were so well done – it really gave you that wow effect!
(L-r) HELEN MIRREN as Hespera and LUCY LIU as Kalypso in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
Shazam! The Fury of the Gods didn’t let the romance between Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Grazer) and Anthea (Rachel Zegler) take over the whole movie, which was a relief. Yeah, some parts were kinda cheesy, but they were done pretty well, and they didn’t distract from the main storyline. It’s nice to see a flick that has a little bit of romance without it being the main event. Hopefully, other movies take note!
I highly recommend this movie to all ages, it’s a fantastic family movie and I encourage all you parents out there, to take your kids along – they will love it!
(L-r) RACHEL ZEGLER as Anthea and JACK DYLAN GRAZER as Freddy Freeman in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
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