March 24 – 30

Shazam! Fury of the gods

March 24 – 30

7:00 pm Nightly
Matinee Sun Mar 26 @ 1:30
Rated PG — 2 hr 10 min
Action Adventure

Shazam! Fury of the Gods, 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! is a lot of fun and it further proves how, in the wake of the success of Wonder Woman and Aquaman, DC’s movie future is bright. Zachary Levi was born to play this superpowered man-child, delivering lots of laughs alongside sarcastic but amiable co-star Jack Dylan Grazer.

When Billy and his superhero foster siblings hear that the evil Daughters of Atlas may be wielding an ultra-powerful weapon, the team must jump back into action and defend their world. Expect some scares and superhero action violence in this action-packed sequel.

Shazam! is DC’s most joyful and sweet movie since the days of Christopher Reeve’s Superman, a funny yet earnest coming-of-age story about a boy who learns that, well, with great power comes great responsibility. So obviously, Shazam! doesn’t reinvent the superhero movie, but it’s an undeniably fun time that leaves you wanting more big-screen adventures with these charming characters.

The key message of Shazam! is that it’s gravely important how adults treat children, whether it’s through remarks or rejections or the choices adults make that impact a child’s emotional development. At the same time, it’s ultimately up to the child to decide whether they turn out kind or unkind.

This isn’t an action movie per se but a coming-of-age comedy with some action in it. There are some very funny, very knowing superhero moments to be had as Billy/Shazam discovers the range of his newfound powers. These are the scenes where the movie shines brightest, poking fun at all the superhero movie tropes.

David F. Sandberg

Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Rachel Zegler, Adam Brody, Ross Butler, Meagan Good, Lucy Liu, Djimon Hounsou, and Helen Mirren