DC’s latest superhero epic Shazam! Fury Of The Gods brings plenty of laughs but lacks in CGI quality.
The film continues the story of teenage Billy Batson (Asher Angel/Zachary Levi) and his foster family who, upon reciting the magic word ‘SHAZAM!’ is transformed into adult Superhero alter egos.
The film picks up with the Shazam family still learning how to juggle teenage life with their adult superhero alter egos.
When a vengeful trio of ancient gods arrives on Earth in search of the magic stolen from them long ago, Shazam and his allies get thrust into a battle for their superpowers, their lives, and the fate of the world.
The film is like Superman, who made a cameo at the end of the first one, and Friends combined.
This film has some really funny moments, Zachary Levi brings his own brand of humour with a few current pop culture references; including Game of Thrones and The Fast and The Furious movies, these are the most obvious that I saw.
Some of the CGI in this was pretty poor compared to what we are used to, you could tell in some of the scenes it wasn’t real. The flying scenes I thought were really bad considering some of the standards we get in movies and even series.
The scenes in the caverns were probably my favourite with the many doors that lead to different places.
Djimon Hounsou reprises his role as the wizard and he is good and so mater of fact about magic and things he thinks everyone should know.
Helen Mirren, Lucy Liu and Rachel Zegle play the daughter’s of Atlas; Hespera, Kalypso and Anthea. They are the ‘bad guys’ of the movie. They are all solid in this movie.
Overall I would say this movie is an okay film, I think the humour was better in the first Shazam! movie and the action has stepped up too.
The CGI does let it down for me, it should have been better given today’s capabilities.
My Rating: 6/10