Continuing the work of the DC superhero, Zachary Levi returns to put on the red and white cloak of the god. Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023) is the second film also directed by David F. Sandberg. Produced by New Line Cinema, DC Studios, Safran Company, and Seven Bucks Productions, and distributed by Warner Bros Pictures.
This superhero movie is based on the DC Comics character and is the sequel to Shazam! (2019) and is the 12th film of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Shazam! Fury of the Gods was written by Henry Gayden and Chris Morgan.
In addition to the return of Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Rachel Zegler, Adam Brody, Ross Butler, Meagan Good, Lucy Liu, Djimon Hounsou and Helen Mirren will also reprise their roles. In the film, Billy Batson/Shazam and his adopted brothers battle the Princesses of Atlas. Shazam! Fury of the Gods will be released in Indonesian cinemas on March 15, 2023. Cineverse will have the opportunity to attend the Special Screening at XXI Lippo Mall Puri, March 14, 2023.
Synopsis Shazam! Wrath of the Gods
In the sequel to the movie Shazam!, two years have passed since the events in the first part. At this point, Billy Batson’s new family has become a superhero team in Philadelphia. However, unlike the Justice League, this young superhero group does not receive acclaim from the community. Instead, they are derided and hated by the whole city because of the devastation they caused in the process of “rescuing” the city. Regardless of the number of lives they save, people still see them as destroyers rather than helpers.
This isn’t too surprising given that this superhero group is just a bunch of big-looking teenage boys and girls. They have extraordinary strength but must face maturity, with changes in body, psychology and social relationships around. If they want to be recognized like other superheroes, they need to learn how to deal with opposition and at the same time develop more skills and become more mature to become trusted guardians of their city. city.
Humans often come into conflict with their fellow human beings. Not just siblings, here Billy Batson and his half-brothers also experienced similar turmoil. At first, it was just a normal argument, which continued as usual until the end. Not a big sibling conflict.
From the very beginning their brotherhood was very strong. These six stepsisters often play superhero roles. Although their heroic actions are not recognized by the city of Philadelphia, Billy and his friends still do good deeds. But, today good or bad is too subjective.
Possessing divine powers, Billy has always remained a human. The heart is still thinking a lot about mundane things, causing his divinity to slip slightly and be considered a second face. Because in the first movie Shazam ! (2019) Billy gives his strength to his 5 brothers, he takes on the responsibility of guiding his brothers.
These six chosen champions continue to perform heroic deeds, despite their mundane lives being interrupted. Many disturbances arise in each person. Not showing all, focusing on Billy and Freddy like the first movie.
Shazam movie review! Wrath of the Gods
Superheroes also have their own teenage problems
Shazam! Fury of the Gods begins with the introduction of two new characters, Hespera and Calypso, daughter of Atlas. Their arrival brings with it an atmosphere of danger and darkness, as both are brutal to the point of reminiscent of the legend of Prometheus. The gods show more humanity in performing bad deeds, there is no deep revenge between the camps, and there is no word of killing among the gods.
Besides, the film also delves into the story of Billy Batson, as he faces the difficulties of adolescence, feels redundant and worries about bonding with other adoptive siblings. This highlights the family aspect and issues between siblings, creating sincere and pleasant emotions for the audience.
However, the rest of the film is not appreciated when it makes everything too simple and sometimes absurd in the action scenes. The jokes make matters seem light and sometimes childish. In addition, the rest of the film has a mythical and fairy-tale atmosphere, aimed at a young audience.
However, the bright spot of Shazam! Fury of the Gods is still the first part when the juggling between Billy Batson and other characters is quite cute and funny. The lines and situations in the movie are very charming and easy to laugh. In short, Shazam! Fury of the Gods has its upsides and downsides, but it’s still worth a look for those who love the superhero genre.
Brothers’ internal conflicts
It’s not just the camps who are experiencing internal strife. On the side of the Daughters of Atlas there is also a considerably larger difference of opinion. Their desire to master the power of the Champion led to something even more terrifying.
The hearts of the gods seem more humane to carry out their evil deeds. Here perhaps that makes the feud a bit shallow. The strong background of the two factions is not followed by hatred and a deep sense of revenge. There was not even the word killing between the camps. The gap between these gods is a loophole for the Shazam clan to take action.
Complete entertainment filled with Easter eggs
The Champion’s dialogues as they face the Daughter of Atlas are entertaining and filled with laughter as they watch it. The thoughts of young people who have a responsibility to save the earth are always related to Pop culture. From the wizard Sauron (Lord of the Rings) comes the power of Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars).
Everything related to movie properties or other sequels appears here. Gentle conversation and gestures in the midst of stress, always succeeding in breaking laughter to break the ice. This time, the human projection time in the body of a child or teenager is balanced with the divine body of the Champions, so that each individual’s personality clearly shows who is playing with whom.
Greek Mythology has always been a semi-successful document
The arrival of a new enemy, the Daughter of Atlas, must refer to one of the most famous Greek myths. Greek mythology actually existed in some DC projects, such as Zeus in Justice League, and Amazon also involved it. One of the strongest Titans Atlas has 3 daughters, Shazam’s main enemy this time.
The mythological foundation of the Greek gods is even stronger. Even this relationship is not only expressed in the form of stories and dialogues. The appearance of monsters in the second half also has the direction of monsters from Greek mythology such as Minotaur, Cyclops, even Unicorn.
The main champion’s key focus
Freddy gets more attention in this movie. A little story with one of the Daughters of Atlas, Anthea. The blue champion will have a slightly more prominent role, but in the form of Freddy.
The rest of the climax and focus remains Billy Batson’s Shazam Champion in fiery red. The war left the city of Philadelphia in ruins, due to the great power of the Daughter of Atlas.
The extreme action that you see in the trailer is the most awaited thing. When Shazam fights the dragon, especially with the help of the Daughter of Atlas with the power of a god, it’s a great ending. It’s not just the power struggles that have a slick look, the visual effects from Shazam’s main strength of lightning are also not exaggerated. This time Shazam makes better use of his speed, strength and intelligence.
Conclusion Shazam! Wrath of the Gods
The story of a step-family living under the same roof and having an ego-altering superhero is complex. Personal disputes are at the forefront of the movie Shazam! Fury of the Gods. Not only from the human side and Shazam, from the god side, the Daughters of Atlas also experienced inner turmoil that made them a little overwhelmed.
The battle between the child of god and the child of the human carrying the power of the god, contains many scenes and stories related to Greek mythology. Don’t sell heavy, entertaining stories from player dialogue that always breaks laughter. You’ll be entertained, like a comedy wrapped in a superhero cape.
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