The film continues the story of teenage Billy Batson who, upon reciting the magic word "SHAZAM!" is transformed into his adult Super Hero alter ego, Shazam.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods is the highly anticipated sequel to 2019's Shazam! and has already made a big splash in the box office. However, while the movie has its moments of greatness, it also has a few shortcomings that are worth mentioning.
One of the biggest issues with the movie is that it has too many main characters fighting for screen time. While it's great to see the whole Shazam family in action, the film struggles to balance their stories and give each character their due. This results in some characters feeling underdeveloped and their stories feeling rushed.
Furthermore, the movie is more geared towards kids than adults at times. While this is not necessarily a bad thing, some adults might find the humor and themes to be too simplistic for their tastes.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods also feels strained to be part of the bigger DC universe of movies. While there are some nods to other DC heroes and villains, the movie sometimes feels like it's trying too hard to fit into the larger DC universe and loses focus on its own story.
Another issue is that all the men in the movie are portrayed as stupid. While this may be played for laughs, it does become tiresome after a while and feels like a missed opportunity for more nuanced characters.
Additionally, it feels like the main character, Shazam, is actually the sidekick in this movie. While the other members of the Shazam family get more screen time and development, Shazam's character arc feels somewhat lacking in comparison.
However, one thing to definitely not miss is the end credit scene, which sets up some exciting possibilities for future movies in the franchise.
Overall, Shazam! Fury of the Gods has its flaws, but it's still an enjoyable and fun movie that's worth checking out, especially for younger audiences. Just don't go in expecting a completely seamless experience.