I saw the first installment of this new franchise in 2018 and totally enjoyed it and I would say the same about this one. The animation lush colors and cinematography is something to behold! This is a cliffhanger movie with part 2 coming in 2024. I have seen this twice, once in Dolby and secondly in IMAX.
Disney does it right with this live action remake! The expected lush colors and whimsical scenes are all there to dazzle your eyes. I actually don’t recall if I’ve ever completely seen the original animated movie. Halle does a great job of the reinvisioning of the character and Disney includes all cultures. There are a few dark scenes so the littles may close their eyes a couple times. I saw it in IMAX and it was great; I may see it again in 3D.
So, I have never played the board game nor am I familiar with any of the characters etc.. I caught an early showing (2 weeks in advance) and was pleasantly pleased! This is a mixing bowl of genres and movies/series’ that I like. The storyline and characters reminded me of Xena, Hercules, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and believe it or not, the Marvel Avengers, lol (you’ll notice that scene). Lots of humor and the nearly full auditorium, applauded afterwards. Popcorn movie that entertained me. I plan to see it again in either IMAX or Dolby. P.S. It was great to see Sophia Lillis from the “It” movies. There’s one end credit scene.
So, this superhero franchise has struggled and only a few become fan favorites. I enjoyed the first Shazam and I enjoyed this one as well. Humor with a couple of #avenger jabs, lol, and a good look in Dolby. A trilogy is not expected since D.C comics has totally reorganized and rebooting actors. There’s a big surprise towards the end!!! There are 2 end credit scenes with the first one worth waiting for; the second I didn’t get at all and nothing will probably come it now.
Well, the long-awaited sequel is worth the 3 hrs. 12 minutes. Beautifully illustrated; lush colors; Disney at its best! New lands of characters that adds vast new cultures. Definitely worth checking out. I saw it tonight in Super E-Max; next time IMAX 3D. There is not an end credit scene just pandora scenery through some of the credits.
5 stars out of 5
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So, I have now viewed this movie twice (actually seeing it the 2nd time). It is one of DC comics better films as they still struggle to mimic Marvel movies. Lots of high action scenes that are best seen in IMAX – 3d even better (if it’s offered). The storyline is okay yet with some good DC humor. Yes, there is an end credit scene that was the best part of this film to me.