Shazam! Fury of the Gods continues the adventures of Billy Batson and his foster family. To Billy, the togetherness of family is extremely important to him. He more now since he shares his powers with them. When the daughters attack due to seeking their stolen magic, they come into conflict with Billy and his foster siblings. The siblings must overcome this new threat and become true heroes.
I have to admit, I kind of liked this film. I find it as a lighter view of superheroes. It’s not as serious as some of the other DC films and quite honestly, that’s OK. I have to admit that I am confused about who is the target audience. I get this is supposed to be a family film, but director David F. Sandberg comes from a horror background. These elements come through in the film and personally, I feel they are too intense for a younger audience. Sandberg needs to decide if he’s going for horror or family because you really can’t combine the two genres together.
That being said, I still feel this movie is worth watching and picking it up for your own collections.
I got the Blu-ray and there are some great extra features here:
SHAZAM! Let’s Make A Sequel – Interviews with the cast and crew about coming back for another Shazam film. Some very interesting insights here. Mainly on how they decided on how to go bigger on the sequel.
The Rock of Eternity: Decked Out – How they make the Rock of Eternity look like an incredible hang-out for kids. The thought process in every prop element they used to give it a cool look.
SHAZAM! The Zac Effect – A quick featurette on how Zachary Levi is probably the biggest kid on the set.
Sisterhood of Villians – An insider’s look at the daughters of Atlas. How the creators came up with them and interviews with the actresses themselves. My favorite had to be Helen Mirem, who at 77, insisted on doing some of her own stunts. That was cool.
SHAZAM! Scene Deconstruction – Director Sandburg looks at various scenes and how they came together. Personally, I wasn’t impressed by this. It was rushed and really uninformative.
Mythology of SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS – How actually mythology helped create the Daughters of Atlas, as well as how Shazam is deeply rooted in mythology.
Shazamily Reunion – How the young actors really feel like a real family. Nice and heartfelt.
Deleted Scenes – I always find these interesting. Watching the deleted scenes you understand why some of them were removed and that some of the could have been kept in.
Like I said, overall I enjoyed this film and really feel you like it as well
Shazam! Fury of the Gods is currently available for digital download and the 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD will be available on May 23rd.