‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ review: Sparking as an electrifying sequel

Shazam! Fury of the Gods‘ continues the story of teenage Billy Batson and his fellow foster kids, who transform into superheroes by saying ‘Shazam’. They are forced to get back into action and fight the daughters of Atlas who arrive on Earth in search of the magic stolen from them long ago. The Shazam family must stop them from using a weapon that could destroy the world.

Bolstering with a whole lot of action sequences and fun moments than the first film, it’s such a treat to see the super-family led by Zachary Levi’s titular role again! Zachary Levi is still perfect for the role.

The film sparks as another worthy installment. There’s plenty of energetic humor, compelling villains to watch out for, and surprises that DC fans would surely be happy about. Shazam continues to put a smile on one’s face with a family-friendly comedy, and jam-packed action sequences that you can enjoy. It delivers a fun experience for the whole family, and the humor will surely have you laughing out loud. This sequel continues to showcase the importance of family and highlights the bonds of love and loyalty that exist within a family unit.

The mixture of action, heroes, and comedy was just right, especially with the film having original villains. The respected Helen Mirren as Hespera is fabulous as always as she clearly had a great time in every scene she appears in. The classy Lucy Liu as Kalypso is no doubt terrifying and fierce despite her stock dialogue. On another hand, the beautiful Rachel Zegler as Anthea brings a sweet and charming presence among the great additions to the cast. These three nailed it as the daughters of Atlas and amazingly fit the vibe of Shazam’s villains from the comics.

It’s a satisfying sequel with emotional moments to watch out for. The film’s soundtrack is monumental and perfect for big-screen entertainment. Also, the visual effects are incredibly and creatively bigger than the first film. It is funny, sad, and inspiring at the same time. Shazam Fury of the Gods is a breath of fresh air from rather monotonous tones of the superhero genre.

Overall, Shazam Fury Of The Gods is entertaining and it is an electrifying adventure with emotional beats! It iniquely sparks a good sequel best seen in the biggest screen possible. It’s an exciting movie that brings DC titles to a whole new phase. We can’t wait to see more!

Special thanks to our friends from Warner Bros. Philippines, a Warner Discovery company, for having us at the Philippine premiere held at the IMAX Theater of SM Cinema, SM Megamall in Mandaluyong. Join the conversation online and use the hashtag #ShazamMovie.

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