Full Movie Reviews
Matthew Brady - wrote on 05/07/2019
Me a few years ago: "Hey DC, are you trying to f**k this up on purpose? Seriously! What the hell is going on over there."
DC: OK Matt
Me after Shazam: Well, that's more like it.
I've been harsh at DC for awhile now, but for good reasons. I don't want them to fail, it's just that they keep missing the point. However they are listening and improving. If this is the direction DC is taking, then I think it will exciting and ambitious, if done properly.
'Shazam!' is the true hero DC needs right now, right behind 'Wonder Women' for this rocky cinematic universe. It’s fun, light-hearted, funny and embraces the corniness. Although don’t let that trick you into thinking it doesn’t have any serious moments, because when it gets dark, it’s absolutely terrifying and no surprise …
Chris Kavan - wrote on 04/11/2019
Before Captain Marvel there was... Captain Marvel - but DC had to let go of the rights and thus we get Shazam! instead. I guess it worked out for the best because you just can't help but smile when you say Shazam! (I dare you to try - and if you can... YOU MONSTER!) - and you can't help but smile while watching the latest DCEU film.
Shazam! comes on the heels of Aquaman, where DC decided to cut loose and have a little fun. While Aquaman was nearly over-the-top with its action and just its look, Shazam! is much more grounded - and it owes a lot to the Tom Hanks classic Big (which it pays homage to in a fun way). Our "hero" as it is, is not an alien from a distant planet, or a billionaire with a lot of toys or a warrior from a secretive race - no, he's actually just an ordinary kid …