‘Fast & Furious’ has taken its message about the importance of family to such extremes that it is almost a global meme. But at least they promulgate it with a sincerity that is shocking when movies so embrace the absurd. it’s probably there the key to success for many of his fans, who are within the same Hollywood industry, as we can see both in their determination to appear in the sequels and in the references in movies like ‘Shazam! The fury of the gods’.
The reference makes sense, and not only because of the actual age of the characters, which makes them more receptive to both the crazy show and the melodramatic message of the family. The sequel to the fabulous ‘Shazam!’ (one of the best recent DC movies) knows that family unity is one of the best ways to make a blockbuster that has to be bigger than the above if you want to justify your existence.
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Already available to watch on HBO Max, the film hopes to have streaming appreciation that was not found in movie theaters, becoming a resounding flop that Marvel thanked for to distract attention from the disappointment with ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. ‘. Its bad reviews and box office have put superhero movies in a delicate position, although both in one case and in another it is quite exaggerated to talk about disasters cinematic.
Here our hero with the body of God and the mind of a teenager has shared his magical powers with his adoptive brothers, hoping to assemble their supergroup that will last forever. Unfortunately, his paths will not always be able to stay together. In addition, they will have to face three daughters of Atlas who will claim the powers of the gods and seek to fulfill a revenge against humanity that completely transforms the planet.
The intentions are estimable, both for wanting to emphasize the strength in the family union and in the action full of monsters with an artisan soul in how they are designed. These are the most pleasant aspects that David F. Sandberg introduces into a film that, inevitably, stays at medium gas when he tries to load everything too much, both looking to add more drama to the main character with an impostor syndrome that doesn’t feel well handled.
‘Shazam! The fury of the gods’: monstrous hypertrophy
It is, certainly, a disappointment with the fabulous fantasy with which he dazzled in his first installment. The sense of wonder typical of eighties cinema (from ‘Big’ to ‘Adventures in the Big City’) is constrained and hypertrophied by the need to make a more monumental delivery, something they only achieve by turning statues of mythological creatures into threats. The need to show that he still had a place in the future of DC, even if it was completed before the arrival of James Gunn, played against him.
It is still, yes, decent when it comes to delivering entertainment for the whole family. Not only because of the obvious message that it announces with neon lights and references to the Vin Diesel saga (he’s excited, I’m sure), but because of the trotting and magical adventure that guarantees a minimum. The commercial failure is undeniable, but it is exaggerated and very convenient for commercial interests to extend it to other aspects.
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