Reviews for the sequel to DC Comics’ adaptation of “Shazam” are out now. Entitled “Shazam! Fury of the Gods,” which marks the first of four DC adaptations to be made this year.
With 44 reviews counted, the film currently has a mixed score of 68% (6.3/10) on Rotten Tomatoes, well behind its predecessor’s 90% (7.3/10).
The story continues of teenager Billy Batson (Asher Angel), who is ‘Shazam!’ By speaking the magic word, he transforms into his adult superhero alter ego, Shazam (Zachary Levy), who defeats Shiva and the Seven Deadly Sins in the first film.
Granted the powers of the gods, Billy and his foster companions are still learning how to juggle teenage life with adult superhero alter egos.
But when the vengeful ancient gods known as the Daughters of Atlas, including Hespera (Helen Mirren) and Calypso (Lucy Liu), come to Earth in search of the magic they stole long ago, the family is thrown into a battle. for his superpowers. , their lives and the fate of their world.
See sample review citations below:
“Then” Shazam! Fury of the Gods” is the fast-paced fun of the first film, and its comedy, sweetness, and deliciously human heroes don’t redeem what remains the genre’s bright spot. –Kate Erbland, IndieWire
“I have to say, we’re not entirely free of the superhero movie template, but Shazam Two loves the taste of orange juice from the fridge.” – Pete Bradshaw, The Guardian
This sequel lacks the appeal of its predecessor. While the film offers elaborate action sets, colorful villains, and the save-the-world plot mechanics expected of the comic book movie genre, some of the magic is missing. –Frank Schaag, THR
“Fury of the Gods lands in a frustrating medium: a movie that doesn’t promise, but feels too muddled and corporate to have any real affection.” – Clarice Loughry, The Independent
“Shazam! Fury of the Gods looks great on the 13 and under set. But Levy still exudes the chatty charm of him, and the movie maintains a lovely, light-hearted tone (except for occasional chills).” Rafer Guzman, Newsday
“Using the same mix of humor and heart, but really enhancing the superheroes as they are, this second installment bodes well for their future in the uncertain DC Universe, at least in terms of delivering what die-hard fans expect.” – Pete Hammond, Deadline
“The best parts of this new movie are drowned out by mindless CGI monsters and stiff action sequences.” – William Bibiani, The Rape
“It may be a botched Skittles commercial that sounds like a superhero riff, but it’s Levi’s performance that sends it into the stratosphere. I hope this is not only Shazam’s last appearance, but also the nail in the brilliant superhero’s coffin.” Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service
“When it comes to representation, you can’t ask for more. And that’s because when it comes to entertainment, you can get less. – Robbie Collin, The Daily Telegraph
“Between a scene that feels like a Skittles commercial and an attempt to bring another hero into the movie, Fury of the Gods will make you roll your eyes more than it will make you happy or laugh.” – Ross Bonaime, Collider
“Shazam! Fury of the Gods” opens in theaters this Friday, March 17.
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