Re: Shazam/Superman - Return of Black Adam (REVIEW-Spoilers)
Posted by Cynthia Finnegan on July 6, 2011, 4:47 pm, in reply to "Shazam/Superman - Return of Black Adam (REVIEW-Spoilers)"
What really gets my goat isn't just the fact that Superman's involved in Captain Marvel's origin, but that Black Adam is, as well. That and the fact that DC turned Mr. Tawny into yet another demonic creature, instead of having him be an evolved tiger, as originally conceived. |
And yes, an ifrit IS a demon.
: The movie will be released Nov 9 and have a
: Comic Con theatre display at Long beach
: Comic Con at theatre viewing. As others have
: already mention, this is one to buy (mine is
: pre-ordered and I ain't taking it off the
: [REVIEW -- SPOILERS -- Please don't read if
: you want to be totally surprised - Its good]
: ---- spoiler space ----
: I am going to do this in reverse. It just
: begs for it.
: The Ugly
: Superman is in the origin of Captain Marvel.
: Just as in Brightest Day, his inclusion just
: gets in the way. The Supe fans already try
: to make Black Adam his villian as it is and
: any ups and down purely based on the Kal,
: getstheir goat even when he is not suppose
: to be there.
: The Bad
: Hahah Billy waking up in a Superman T-shirt.
: Wow! Not so obvious huh.
: Course the following closet scene was
: hilarious to all us Cap fans.
: Well I think thats it.
: THE GOOD!
: Lets get Superman out of the way. Superman
: had a fantastic showing. His fight moves had
: more "experience" written all in
: it. And Clark being the mature voice of
: reason was helpful if not diluteful. Where
: Billy would have made the right decision by
: himself, Kal was sort of this mirror always
: there. I would have even minimize his
: appearance more but The Sup fans had to be
: satisfied but again he shouldn't have been
: Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos
: This guy is a lead animator too and i think
: he got his position as director based on his
: experience of creating excellent fight moves
: and action sequences and it shows. They do
: not wait to get into the action either, the
: movie at 3 min goes into over drive -
: excellent choice.
: They changed a lot of stuff about the
: origin. Of course Superman is there and
: Black Adam doesn't track the Wizard when he
: comes to Earth, its Billy Batson. Adam can
: sense that the Wizard is going to pick him.
: This get the action going really fast as
: Superman holds the fort. Through the battle,
: Billy is lead to the Subway.
: Caveat -- I wish they would have turn the
: train into the old fashion black/red but hey
: we got to see it in Brave & Bold but it
: erriely looks like a long winnebago from the
: 1970s TV show - does it not.
: Wizard Shazam. I liek the whole process. He
: dies and passes his powers to Captain
: Marvel. There is no "hey we going to
: come back and really do your work for
: "dead as a door knob" (I'll save
: "who" said that for you at least
: and won't spoil it)
: When Billy becomes Captain Marvel. His
: ability on how to fight and be comfortable
: with his powers has to be all of Courage of
: Achilles. He's really good (the end fight
: shows a great action sequence).
: Black Adam not only the lightning power but
: also some enhanced telekensis or will over
: objects as he disassembles a rock face
: thrown as him. This is a throwback to how
: powerful he was during the 80s cartoon and
: had more powers than Captain Marvel.
: The core of the movie is really Billy
: Batson's character.
: When Black Adam tempts him "like a god,
: the power changes you", a reply to
: Captain Marvel's "I now have the power
: to change my destiny"
: Billy Batson is Not whiney.
: Course he still seem like someone visiting
: the city as he really had no street-wise
: sense to him. Not a slam but I think his
: voice actor contribute to that.
: Very resourceful and courageous.
: Billy moral gauge is very high and young
: viewers will be impressed I think.
: Loved the living on his own and they
: continued after the fight. He still lives by
: himself. THE WAY ITS SUPPOSE TO BE. No
: Bromsfield, no Mary..just Billy.
: There is a great moment when Superman and
: Captain Marvel double team and have this
: off-klitter shake to help each other out. It
: was inthe middle of fighting and super-nice.
: The Action was EXCELLENT!!!
: Didn't I say that.
: REVIEW: 5/5 minus
: (the minus is for the inclusion of Superman)
: DC gives us a Shazam series.
: You did good with this one. Somebody knows
: how to write a Captain Marvel/Billy.
: Just lose the Superman T-shirt. Okay.
Link: To Warner Bros., DC Comics, and Dan Didio: Sell Captain Marvel
This website, its operator, and any content contained on this site relating to Captain Marvel/Shazam and related properties are not authorized by DC Comics. This site is not sponsored, approved or authorized by DC Comics. The opinions of this site are not necessarily those of DC Comics and this site is not an authoratative voice of the views of Captain Marvel/Shazam and related properties and characters and situations as written by DC Comics. This site serves as a non-profit scholarly work which reviews, promotes, and documents the elements of Captain Marvel/Shazam and related properties in comic books and other media during the 20th century and beyond. All ideas in this site are expressed as a continuation of thought covering the pop culture associated with Captain Marvel/Shazam and related properties. These thoughts are not necessarily the ideas of DC Comics. Some illustrations and words are the creation of others that may or may not have appeared in other publications or websites. Their inclusion in this site is not intended as an infringement of their copyright in any way, but rather is done in the interest of documenting and reviewing pieces of pop culture "comic book" history. Captain Marvel/Shazam and related properties and images are © by DC Comics.This Message Board owned and operated by Mitch Taylor (Irn12)
Hosted for FREE by Boardhost.
Create your own free message board!