@londonbeautifullife went down to an exclusive multimedia screening of the latest DC installment for Shazam! Fury of the Gods. Continue below for more information on the sequel and a non-spoiler review.
From New Line Cinema comes Shazam! Fury of the Gods, which continues the story of teenage Billy Batson who, upon reciting the magic word SHAZAM!, is transformed into his adult Super Hero alter ego, Shazam.
Fury of the Gods stars returning cast members Zachary Levi (Thor: Ragnarok) as Shazam; Asher Angel (Andi Mack) as Billy Batson; Jack Dylan Grazer (It Chapter Two) as Freddy Freeman; Adam Brody (Promising Young Woman) as Super Hero Freddy; Ross Butler (Raya and the Last Dragon) as Super Hero Eugene; Meagan Good (Day Shift) as Super Hero Darla; D.J. Cotrona (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) as Super Hero Pedro; Grace Caroline Currey (Annabelle: Creation) as Mary Bromfield / Super Hero Mary; Faithe Herman (This Is Us) as Darla Dudley; Ian Chen (A Dog's Journey) as Eugene Choi; Jovan Armand (Second Chances) as Pedro Pena; Marta Milans (White Lines) as Rosa Vasquez; Cooper Andrews (The Walking Dead) as Victor Vasquez; with Djimon Hounsou (A Quiet Place Part II) as Wizard.
Joining the cast are Rachel Zegler (West Side Story), with Lucy Liu (Kung Fu Panda franchise) and Helen Mirren (F9: The Fast Saga).
The film is directed by David F. Sandberg (Shazam!, Annabelle: Creation) and produced by Peter Safran (Aquaman, The Suicide Squad). It is written by Henry Gayden (Shazam!, There's Someone Inside Your House) and Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, The Fate of the Furious), based on characters from DC; Shazam! was created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck.
Executive producers are Walter Hamada, Adam Schlagman, Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Victoria Palmeri, Marcus Viscidi and Geoff Johns.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods lives up to its title, with this explosive sequel. The characters are as loveable as ever, with some great comedic moments throughout the film and of course action-packed with incredible VFX work and explosive superhero fight scenes.
Stand out character in this second installment is newcomer Rachel Zegler who plays Anthea. Anthea joins as the newbie at the high-school Billy Batson (played by Asher Angel) and Freddy Freeman (played by Jack Dylan Grazer) attend. Anthea's growth throughout the film is enticing and so much fun to watch. Hollywood royalty Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu kick some serious butt in this film and of course, our favourite heroes play great adult children that will keep you laughing and entertained throughout the film.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods provides laughter, love, fun, and some great kick-ass scenes that will keep you entertained from start to finish. And don't forget to watch the ever-wondering "will they, won't they do a post-scene" scene's at the end.
The film also reference other DC famous names and pokes at some funny Marvel names to bring you nostalgia when watching. Although there is a huge cast in this film you start to fall in love with every single one of them as we get a closer look into each character's personalities and lives.
You also may or may not get a split-second scene from everyone's most hated doll, Annabelle in this film.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods is out everywhere Friday 17th March 2023.
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