Shazam! Fury of the Gods

Shazam! Fury of the Gods

Billy Batson and his foster siblings, who transform into superheroes by saying "Shazam!", are forced to get back into action and fight the Daughters of Atlas, who they must stop from using a weapon that could destroy the world.

  • Released: 2023-06-01
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
  • Stars: Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Caroline Currey, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Lucy Liu, Helen Mirren, Rachel Zegler, Adam Brody, Meagan Good, Ross Butler, D.J. Cotrona, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans, Djimon Hounsou, Patrick Reidy, P.J. Byrne, Kelvin Hodge, Rizwan Manji, Chloe Camp, Gal Gadot
  • Director: David F. Sandberg
  • habeebpilot - 15 April 2024
    Not better than the first one, but still worth a watch.
    The movie is really enjoyable. It's funny, interesting, and emotional at times. It has great characters, a great sense of humor throughout the film, and a decent storyline.

    • Entertaining: I saw the first movie less than 20 hours before watching this one, so I could refresh everything in my mind, and I liked the first one, so I had high hopes for this to be as good, if not better than the first one. After watching this, I can say it is 'almost' as entertaining and enjoyable as the first one was.

    • Characters: I loved the dynamic of Billy and Freddy, and this expands their bond more emotionally, you'll feel more connected to them by the end of this movie. It did a great job exploring other Family members as well, such as Mary, Eugene, Pedro, and unexpectedly Darla (never thought her character could be explored more), and the Parents.

    • Visuals: The visuals and the CGI were outstanding considering that the budget was Just 100 Million. The Dragon, every SHAZAM! Transition looks very real, and the final battle looked gorgeous on the big screen.

    • Background Score/Music: Christophe Beck has done fabulous work twice this year, first with Quantumania and now with SHAZAM! 2. The main theme for the Shazams is amazing to hear, and the villain's theme is amazing as well. *SPOILERS* (bringing back Hans Zimmer's theme for wonder woman was an amazing choice to be done.)*SPOILERS*

    • Mediocre Storyline: The story is extremely predictable, and to make it worse they showed off the one unexpected thing in the movie - *SPOILERS* Wonder Woman's cameo.

    • Emotional Moments... Wasted: *SPOILERS* When Billy Shazam Sacrifices Himself in the end, I would say that was a brilliant emotional scene. Everyone's Acting was spot-on, along with the score. Followed by the funeral scene, which made me cry, especially when Freddy puts their Photograph on Billy's grave. But in just a nick of a time, Wonder Woman hops in and revives Billy Shazam. All the tears were wasted.

    • The "Unexpected" Cameo: I felt like Wonder Woman's entrance was wasted. The whole scene where she revives Billy Shazam felt...forced. The whole Wonder Woman scene felt kinda off.
  • therealgregbrady68 - 13 January 2024
    Why Do A Sequel
    When you make the character SO STUPID! Insanely dumb. The kid is smarter than the man for some reason. Is that what the Wisdom of Solomon does to the adult?!? Such a CRINGY movie. And what a waste of Wonder Woman. The scene after the credits rolls show that the writers learned nothing about how to make "this work." PLEASE, no more 'SHAZAM' movies that have the this premise to keep dumbing down the main character. We get it, he's almost 18 but dang!!! And this tease and tease of using Mister Mind to closeout the two movies? NononononononononononononoNO! Are there better script writers out there to help with the sad state of character development?!? Please? No?!?
  • Lones555 - 1 January 2024
    Possibly one of the worst films ever made and a stark warning for future cinema
    There is no escaping that people are suffering from super hero burnout and if I could rate it 0 stars I would.

    This film thankfully flopped at the box office but it comes with a terrible warning about how NOT to do commercial tie ins. I get that they can help with the film costs but there is definitely a wrong way to do things and this is literally the worst commercial tie in I've ever seen, I can only think the Mars corporation directed this movie themselves.

    When a candy brand is literally a plot device you've moved out of the movie world and instead you've made a 90 minute commercial. There is no excuse for it, no redeeming circumstances you've spent $150m on making a commercial and insulted every single one of your audience by charging money for it at the box office.

    Without that scene is the film any good? No. The dialog in most super hero films is suspect but when you try to force a joke into every line it just gets excruciating for anyone watching. Humour needs to be added with context and sympathy otherwise it has no impact.

    Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu just phone in performances awaiting the huge pay check and not caring about integrity. You end up feeling literally nothing for any character in this film and when a main character "dies" nobody in the audience is stupid enough to fall for it, its so poorly done and telegraphed from the outset.

    This film crossed a line and hopefully it never gets repeated.