Plot: A dying wizard calls on a trouble foster boy name Billy Batson to be his champion and grant Billy his powers in order to protect the world from the deadly seven sins and their champion a Dr. Sivana, who’s tying to get the wizard’s powers so he can be all powerful. But in order to access this power, Billy must to say the wizard’s name Shazam, each letter of the wizard’s name stands for the a Greek god which where the powers come from. S for Wisdom of Solomon, H for Strength of Hercules, A for the Stamina of Atlas (near-limitless resilience), Z for the Power of Zeus (lightning control and magical resistance), A for the Courage of Achilles (and near indestructibility), finally M for the Speed of Mercury (which also provides flight). By saying Shazam, lighting is stucks down at Billy. Turning him in his avatar form a adult version of him.
Thoughts: At first I thought the movie was going to be awful to me. But I actually enjoy it very much. The tone like Aquaman was lighter then pass DCEU movies. The story was good, having Billy begin as self made lone wolf in order to protect himself from being hurt while searching for his mom who thinks he left her but in actually she abandoned him because she couldn’t take care of him and end with him accepting his new family was good. My favorite part was when Billy’s foster siblings gets the same powers as him, especially when he tells them to say his name and they scream out “Billy!” was funny and awesome as the same time. The actor who was cast as main villain was a good choice, the actor does have a history of playing villains so of course he would be good at play evil. Probably what makes it work good, it’s not tie to those dark tone movies that the DCEU had. I very much enjoy the movie and if you are looking for a great time at the silver screen. Go and see Shazam.
Plot: Following the battle of Steppenwolf, Arthur Curry aka Aquaman must go against his half brother Orm (in the comics he is know as Ocean Master and the the movie he’s the current king of Atlantis) who plans to go to war against the surface people which means us humans. In order the save his home and possibly take his place as the true king of Atlantis, Arthur and Mera (love interest) must find the Trident of Atlan, the first king of Atlantis. Along the way Arthur over comes his fears of being a child of two worlds embrace his role as king.
Thoughts: I enjoyed the movie, first out I didn’t really want to see it with DCEU not having the best of luck with their shared universe unlike the MCU with the exception of the movie Wonder Woman which was a start of process in the right path. Then after hearing the purchase of tickets for the movie were very high demand and the trailer sold me on seeing it. Those the movie got criticism for the convoluted plots with having two villains ( one being Orm and the other being Black Manta, one of Aquaman’s villains. In the movie he was a pirate who father was killed by Arthur himself) and digue which I had to agree with the dialogue. There were times it was similar to a soap opera’s, I agree the story. With the even incredible actor Jason Momoa return as the titled role was one of the highlights of the Justice League movie. I mean when Jason came out of the water fell in full costume with the trident was beyond fucking awesome. But I do have admit he did look ridiculous with the orange and green colors. Then again I can’t denied he also did look awesome with the suit on. I also enjoy the relationship with Mera and Arthur. The audience briefly met her in Justice League, she was far from being his love interests with her disliking of him and the way he spoke about his mother/her queen. In this time the disliking still there and her view of him being the true king is to her a joke but over the course of the movie she view h charge to the point of him truly worthy of the throne. And I did like even those they were in battle she still kiss him and he was really catch off guard did made it a little better. To wrap this up, Aquaman was a surprise hit at the box office with a sequel and a spin off focus on one of the creatures feature in the movie, does show the movie proves that Aquaman isn’t a totally joke for only have powers similar to SpongeBob. Any who I’m looking forward to the upcoming movies and when this movie comes out on DVD.