The world is a cruel place, cruel in the sense of ambitions & greed. Have we ever tried to ask ourselves about what drives us? Hope. Hope keeps us alive and gives us the courage to fight the brutal atrocities of this realistic world. The advent of superhero movies have taught us to see the better sides of ourselves. They have taught us to try and make the world a better place. It is never too late to be a hero, at least Billy Batson taught us that. Shazam, the latest presentation of the DCEU is one hell of a joyride which teaches us the important values of life.
At the very beginning, Shazam sets up the story beautifully by introducing the audience to Dr. Sivanna & Black Adam, two of Shazam’s arch rivals over the years in comics. The movie introduces the importance & the impact of the seven deadly sins in the DC Universe which is applicable to the human world too. The story depicts Billy Batson, the foster kid as a child bereft of emotions & attachments with only one desire of meeting is mother whom he last saw at a very young age. Billy’s life takes an unexpected turn when the Last Wizard of The Council choses him as his champion and gives Billy his powers.
As the story later progresses, Billy finds out that his mother had abandoned him intentionally and out of the desire to lead her life without any stern responsibilities. The moment Billy finds this out, he figures out his responsibility towards his foster parents & siblings and that is the moment when Billy as Shazam hits his full potential. Zachary Levi in particular has done a great justice as both Billy & Shazam keeping the childlike side of the superhero alive. Despite of being a superhero movie, Shazam keeps the tone of the movie pretty light and you can laugh your hearts out even when it is going boom boom out there.
After the great debacle of the Justice League, the DCEU have absolutely been spot on with both Aquaman & Shazam. The trailer of the upcoming Joker movie too looks promising. Seeing the DCEU scale new heights with every release, we can as of now say that this surely is the dawn of Justice.
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