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Old 03-01-23, 08:59 AM
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Re: Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023, D: Sandberg) - News, rumors

I think this movie will do well, but only because the general movie going public is likely not aware of the state of DC film universe. For the rest of us, it seems the general consensus ranges from "meh" to "what's the point".

I was at the theater over the weekend and saw a poster for this, The Flash, and Blue Beetle. The Flash is really the only one that imo has any chance at making an impact on current/future DC films. I'd expect Shazam to come and go without much fanfare, and wtf even is Blue Beetle? Feels like I've seen/heard next to nothing about that one beyond the poster.
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I have no idea what’s even happening with Blue Beetle. I’ve barely seen any information about it aside from the logo.
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Re: Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023, D: Sandberg) - News, rumors

Is Blue Beatle coming this year ?
Old 03-01-23, 11:15 AM
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Is Blue Beatle coming this year ?
August apparently.
Old 03-01-23, 10:55 PM
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Re: Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023, D: Sandberg) - News, rumors

Why they went with older female villains for this movie...is a choice. I would have loved to hear the calculus behind it.
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Seems DC might have a winner in their hands.

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Re: Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023, D: Sandberg) - News, rumors

I tend to believe the reviews that say the last act is a mess or too long. Very few films in this genre get that right.
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Old 03-09-23, 02:49 PM
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Re: Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023, D: Sandberg) - News, rumors

Wow, reading lots of posts in DC groups with folks saying they aren't going to bother with this movie because "it doesn't matter" with the upcoming reboot. Between that and folks not liking Black Adam and letting that sour them on Shazam....Sigh...
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Old 03-09-23, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
Wow, reading lots of posts in DC groups with folks saying they aren't going to bother with this movie because "it doesn't matter" with the upcoming reboot. Between that and folks not liking Black Adam and letting that sour them on Shazam....Sigh...
That's too bad. Even though I am in the "it doesn't matter" camp, that didn't stop the first film from being fun. Even movies that exist in a interconnected universe needn't necessarily advance the overall "global" arc. I'm fine with guys like Shazam having fun on their own. They can simply cameo in the big event picture, or not show up at all. This isn't like Marvel where most everyone lives in New York (and even they manage to have independent adventures).
Old 03-09-23, 07:16 PM
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Re: Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023, D: Sandberg) - News, rumors

Originally Posted by Giantrobo
Wow, reading lots of posts in DC groups with folks saying they aren't going to bother with this movie because "it doesn't matter" with the upcoming reboot. Between that and folks not liking Black Adam and letting that sour them on Shazam....Sigh...
I kinda get it for something like Aquaman but that's pretty petty for Shazam. The first movie had next to nothing to do with the Snyderverse. If this did okay, they might keep Levi/Shazam around for the Gunnverse.
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Re: Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023, D: Sandberg) - News, rumors

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/mo...ce-1235332509/

Shazam 2 is tracking poorly at $35-40M for opening weekend.

It's got some stiff competition as it's facing John Wick 4 week 2 and Dungeons and Dragons week 3. I think it has an uphill battle to even equal the 1st movie's WW box office.
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Re: Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023, D: Sandberg) - News, rumors

I'm a big fan of the original Captain Marvel comics and rather liked the first movie despite some faults, but even I'm not particularly excited to go see this in the cinema. The trailers aren't doing much for me and I'm tired of Zachary Levi's wide-eyed idiot portrayal of Shazam, Captain Thunder, whatever we're supposed to call the actual superhero - that act kind of wore thin by the end of the first movie. Whatever happened to the wisdom of Solomon, anyway?

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Re: Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023, D: Sandberg) - News, rumors

Originally Posted by The Antipodean
I'm a big fan of the original Captain Marvel comics and rather liked the first movie despite some faults, but even I'm not particularly excited to go see this in the cinema. The trailers aren't doing much for me and I'm tired of Zachary Levi's wide-eyed idiot portrayal of Shazam, Captain Thunder, whatever we're supposed to call the actual superhero - that act kind of wore thin by the end of the first movie. Whatever happened to the wisdom of Solomon, anyway?
Given Levi is a wide eyed idiot in real life it’s not shocking
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Old 03-10-23, 09:32 AM
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I kinda of wish they didn't adapt Geoff John's story and the Shazam family was just the three main heroes, because it does seem a bit like overkill to have all these heroes, but I do love Shazam and my kids are excited to watch it.

Well that plus Asher Angel is already looking a little old for a traditional Billy Batson so even if they go forward with this we can get maybe one more movie before you kind of just have to forget about showing his alter ego. Even in the first movie Levi seemed way more childish than Asher was which makes no sense.
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James Gunn has pretty much killed my interest in DC movies period.
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Re: Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023, D: Sandberg) - News, rumors

Originally Posted by The Antipodean
The trailers aren't doing much for me and I'm tired of Zachary Levi's wide-eyed idiot portrayal of Shazam, Captain Thunder, whatever we're supposed to call the actual superhero - that act kind of wore thin by the end of the first movie.


"Captain Thunder", there's a deep cut.
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Old 03-10-23, 07:25 PM
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Re: Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023, D: Sandberg) - News, rumors

I'm gonna watch it because I have to try these DCU movies. But they're pretty much dead to me. The Snyder Cut was still awesome. But they're abandoning ship. Whatever.
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He's not wrong. The latest TV spot confirms a rumour that's been going back and forth for some time. It looks like WB is fearing a Black Adam type box office and is hoping this spoiler will help avoid it.
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Old 03-15-23, 09:37 PM
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https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/sha...ry_of_the_gods

Reviews are coming out. Surprised at some of the complaints geared toward Levy's performance.
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Re: Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023, D: Sandberg) - News, rumors

Is it that he is too wide eyed and child like?

Same as the first movie.

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Re: Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023, D: Sandberg) - News, rumors

I may end up skipping this one. I really didn’t care for the first movie and a lot of the reviews, even the “Fresh” ones, are saying it’s not as good as the first. That doesn’t bode well for me.
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Re: Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023, D: Sandberg) - News, rumors

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I may end up skipping this one. I really didn’t care for the first movie and a lot of the reviews, even the “Fresh” ones, are saying it’s not as good as the first. That doesn’t bode well for me.
L.A. critic Christy Lemire (Breakfast All Day, rogerebert.com) posted a quick review after just leaving the theater. She thought it was better than the first.
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Originally Posted by cultshock

"Captain Thunder", there's a deep cut.
Why they didn't repurpose that name for the Big Red Cheese in the New 52, I'll never know (OK I know it was for marketing, but it's stupid)

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