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Wow, DC gets it right again!

Just got back from this afternoon's showing. I actually liked this a lot more than the awful Ant-Man that I sat bored through.

I haven't seen the first one in awhile but I remember liking it cause it was just the right blend of action, comedy and seriousness (I remember the part where he found his mom and she didn't want him) and this film expands a lot of that from the first with Billy questioning his "hero" role.

Helen Mirren was hilarious (the part with the bird paper) and another DC hero makes an appearance that is really funny.

by Anonymousreply 69March 25, 2023 5:31 AM

Closet Case. No thank you. Even a Wonder Woman cameo cannot save this. The irony of "releasing" Gal Gadot from the DC franchise then putting her in the commercials for Shazam2? This will lose money just like Black Adam.

by Anonymousreply 1March 17, 2023 2:28 AM

hi dc pr intern op!!!

by Anonymousreply 2March 17, 2023 2:39 AM

The reviews are bad. REALLY bad. Even Hollywood Reporter trashed this mess......They also took a veiled swipe at the younger cast----"like some children who aren’t so cute anymore after they’ve grown up a little, this follow-up lacks much of the appeal of its predecessor."......LoL

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by Anonymousreply 3March 17, 2023 3:08 AM

Wow! You sound just like a regular movie-goer giving a spontaneous review and not a paid shill doing p.r. for a movie studio! I totally believe you!

by Anonymousreply 4March 17, 2023 3:10 AM

BTW DC is already rebooting the Shazam Franchise with their next Shazam movie. I assume ZL and the bad acting twinks have aged out already.

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by Anonymousreply 5March 17, 2023 3:20 AM

Asher and Jack would rather have made gay porn together.

by Anonymousreply 6March 17, 2023 3:53 AM

Levi looks 56 years old. No thanks, bitches.

by Anonymousreply 7March 17, 2023 4:19 AM

tee hee............."‘Shazam!’ sequel is terrible. No wonder the gods are furious"..........

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by Anonymousreply 8March 17, 2023 4:27 AM

I liked the first one but not enough that it needed a sequel.

Plus Zachary Levi has proven to be complete trash.

by Anonymousreply 9March 17, 2023 4:41 AM

Was the WW cameo any good, OP?

by Anonymousreply 10March 17, 2023 7:34 AM

I liked the first one. It was fun. This one was bad.

by Anonymousreply 11March 17, 2023 7:37 AM

His face looks busted.

by Anonymousreply 12March 17, 2023 7:41 AM

R10, there are actually 2 cameos...sort of.

The first is like Superman from the first film. You never see the face. Shazam and her are having a romantic dinner and when he leans into kiss her and we finally see a face...it is the Wizard who is trying to tell him about the danger of the daughters of Atlas. It is pretty funny and we then learn it was just Billy's dream.

The second time is at the end of the film. Billy has died defeating Kalypso and the dragon and they bury him in the magic land. The Wizard is holding the staff and says he couldn't save Billy cause there are no more gods.

Then you hear something like, "Well maybe still one..." and it is Gal Gadot and they play the WW theme. She then grabs the staff, thrusts it into the ground and lightning strikes it making the tree of life bloom.

Then you see Billy's arm punch through the surface of his grave and everyone screams, "Zombie!!!" It is pretty funny.

He then kind of hits on her saying he'll be 18 soon and she kind of brushes him off...in a cute way.

Again, I don't get the critics hate. It was just as good as the first film and maybe even better.

When the kids confess to the foster parents that they're superheroes, they're all like "we're heroes!" except Pedro who says, "I'm gay!" Then a real sweet moment where everyone admits they knew and will always love him.

by Anonymousreply 13March 17, 2023 12:53 PM

Sad. Scream is doing better than expected and Shazam is underperforming.

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by Anonymousreply 14March 18, 2023 9:29 AM

The producers also did The Jeffersons. Jack shoulda had two black girl roomies. One a tranny hooker Named Bobcat. The other with a disability of having a huge vagina that caused her extreme pain and embarrassment. Richard Kline woulda been a pimp of Bobcat and other girls in the building. He'd be living the high life whilst also getting free rent due to providing free hos for Mr Furley.

by Anonymousreply 15March 18, 2023 9:38 AM

Another DC dud. You're next Flash.

by Anonymousreply 16March 18, 2023 9:40 AM

R15 Fuck, wrong thread. Sorry cunts.

by Anonymousreply 17March 18, 2023 9:45 AM

R17 = It's sad. You're the guy who thinks EVERY thread is an opportunity to post about vaginas or fucking. Datalounge is the closest thing you have to any sex. Even Don Knotts is fodder for your erotic posts. What a tragedy you are.

by Anonymousreply 18March 18, 2023 9:58 AM

[Quote] When the kids confess to the foster parents that they're superheroes, they're all like "we're heroes!" except Pedro who says, "I'm gay!" Then a real sweet moment where everyone admits they knew and will always love him.

DJ Cotrona should play gay more often.

by Anonymousreply 19March 18, 2023 10:14 AM

R18 Your the psycho troll that makes up stories about everyone. Fuck you, troll.

by Anonymousreply 20March 18, 2023 1:59 PM

[quote]DJ Cotrona should play gay more often.

He's in kid form when he says it.

But yeah, I've been hard for Cotrona since that shitty Venom movie.

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by Anonymousreply 21March 18, 2023 4:35 PM

[quote] “I’ve known Peter for years, and James even longer, and I think they’re going to be really great leaders. I think James is a very talented visionary person and so I’m looking forward to whatever that holds.”

James Gunn and Levi are apparently close friends. So sadly he's probably going to be one of the actors that stays around going forward no matter how bad this film is. If I were Asher and Jack I'd probably start looking for new jobs though.

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by Anonymousreply 22March 18, 2023 4:47 PM

[quote] Levi looks 56 years old. No thanks, bitches.

Damn! I hope I look like him when I'm 56.

by Anonymousreply 23March 18, 2023 5:03 PM

Hollywood Reporter (today)------>>"one of the worst starts for a major Hollywood superhero film, as well as one of the worst for a title in the DC Cinematic Universe, including those released during the pandemic".............Deadline declares this a movie bomb (link)...30 millions so far--down 44% drop from the original..... Kiss your movie career goodbye, Levi.

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by Anonymousreply 24March 19, 2023 4:20 AM

I can't imagine wanting to see this.

by Anonymousreply 25March 19, 2023 4:25 AM

I saw it on Thursday. I liked the first movie and thought this was a fun sequel. Is it groundbreaking? No, but it was fun for a couple of hours. It's a fucking comic book movie. It's no better or no worse than most other comic book movies. I wasn't expecting "Citizen Kane" or anything. I don't know what the critics were expecting. What exactly do they want from comic book movies? Because it doesn't seem that they like any of them much now. Well, except for Black Panther. But, you know.

by Anonymousreply 26March 19, 2023 4:45 AM

R26 = That's another thing...130 MINUTES!! LoL

by Anonymousreply 27March 19, 2023 5:24 AM

R26 What a garbage comment for a garbage movie. Comic book movies are fucking retarded and made for retards.

by Anonymousreply 28March 19, 2023 7:05 AM

Who hurt you, R28?

by Anonymousreply 29March 19, 2023 7:07 AM

R21 DJ was pretty good in From Dusk Till Dawn and the shirtless scenes didn't hurt either.

by Anonymousreply 30March 19, 2023 7:31 AM

This movie flopped, and was expected to flop, so we have PR shills like OP / R26 here pushing shit like "it's so much fun!!!"

by Anonymousreply 31March 19, 2023 6:59 PM

I'm not a shill, I genuinely enjoyed it. Especially after the awful Ant-Man aka Cassie Can Do No Wrong shitshow.

by Anonymousreply 32March 19, 2023 7:07 PM

Helen Mirren. One Oscar. Five Emmys. One Tony. Why did she have to this crapfest?

by Anonymousreply 33March 19, 2023 7:10 PM

Wow, this was a major flop.

Guess it explains why Zachary Levi and his shitty social media posts. He didn't give a fuck because he got paid and he knows his time as Shazam is over.

by Anonymousreply 34March 19, 2023 7:13 PM

Rachel Zegler and DL fave Jack Dylan Grazer were great.

by Anonymousreply 35March 19, 2023 7:25 PM

Asher Angel has the dreamiest eyes.

by Anonymousreply 36March 19, 2023 7:28 PM

And the $100+M movie flopped with a $30M opening weekend. Ba-bam !

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by Anonymousreply 37March 19, 2023 10:32 PM

It was fine, it was fun. Mirren was really good and didn't go top cartoony and over-the-top the way some serious actors feel they need to do in comic book mo vies. Loved the cameo by 70s Billy Batson Michael Gray.

by Anonymousreply 38March 19, 2023 11:10 PM

Never understood how DL thinks these two are cute or hot.

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by Anonymousreply 39March 19, 2023 11:35 PM

Nail polish.

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by Anonymousreply 40March 19, 2023 11:50 PM

r39 Asher I get he's cute enough in a generic kind of way and has a good body and shows a lot of skin. His only downside is he seems completely lacking in any personality. Jack I think people just liked because he came out of the closet. Of course he tried to go back in the other month so peoples views may have changed.

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by Anonymousreply 41March 19, 2023 11:52 PM


we know he is "bi".. not sure about Asher

by Anonymousreply 42March 19, 2023 11:52 PM

Sorry to disappoint you, R31, but I'm not a shill. I'm just a guy who watched the movie and enjoyed it for what it was. I couldn't care less if it flops or not. I have no vested interest in its success or failure.

by Anonymousreply 43March 20, 2023 5:57 AM

Do we think Jack got Asher to put out for him?

You know what’s interesting, in the first film. Billy and Freddy reminded me so much of Ryan and Seth in “The O.C.” Billy was like Ryan, the troubled kid who ends up with the foster family, and Freddy was like Seth, the geeky best friend into comic books. What’s funny is that Adam Brody played the grown up Freddy.

by Anonymousreply 44March 20, 2023 6:50 AM

R41 That's not what he looks like anymore. This ain't gonna be a pretty 30. And I don't think 25 is going to be that great either.

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by Anonymousreply 45March 20, 2023 6:56 AM

R44 and Ryan played Jim Gordon on Gotham.

by Anonymousreply 46March 20, 2023 11:39 AM

[quote]Helen Mirren. One Oscar. Five Emmys. One Tony. Why did she have to this crapfest?

A girl's gotta eat.

by Anonymousreply 47March 20, 2023 12:31 PM

Horrible film.

by Anonymousreply 48March 20, 2023 12:45 PM

I've seen detergents leave better films than this!

by Anonymousreply 49March 20, 2023 12:54 PM

Helen is also in those Red movies and is now part of the Fast franchise. I mean, Pierce was one of the best things in Black Adam.

by Anonymousreply 50March 20, 2023 1:52 PM

R47 all Mirren does IS work. She doesn’t have to go slumming and still have plenty of food.

by Anonymousreply 51March 21, 2023 10:58 PM

He's trying to start a fight with The Rock now.

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by Anonymousreply 52March 22, 2023 1:34 AM

That balding bitch better look out, the Rock will kick his ass it's in his contract.

by Anonymousreply 53March 22, 2023 1:44 AM

Levi is blaming marketing AND The Rock. This closet queen is full of himself.............. "Twitter Monday: “I think the biggest issue we’re having is marketing. This is a perfect family movie, and yet a lot of families aren’t aware of that. Which is just a shame.”

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by Anonymousreply 54March 22, 2023 4:03 AM

He may have a point on marketing but he can pretty much blame his buddy Gunn for that. He's rebooting the DC universe in June there's a reason WB have pretty much shoved this sequel to a moderately successful movie that came out way back in 2019 out to die.

by Anonymousreply 55March 22, 2023 4:12 AM

Gunn at DC is like Licht at CNN.....Both are overrated, lousy at their jobs, and neither seems to produce hits. I wouldn't be surprised if WB has Ezra Miller under 24/7 lock and key until the Flash movie comes out. I don't believe for one minute he is cured of anything. He was going out and clubbing and getting arrested until WB stepped in.

by Anonymousreply 56March 22, 2023 5:12 AM

R52 Dwayne will be fine. At least Zach isn't dumping on Henry like everyone else did.

by Anonymousreply 57March 22, 2023 7:15 AM

Levi is insufferable. Hopefully this will end his movie career, so he can continue his MAGA tweets on social media and continue to reveal the piece of shit he really is.

by Anonymousreply 58March 22, 2023 7:44 AM

And the everyone is maga troll shows up. STFU.

by Anonymousreply 59March 22, 2023 9:26 AM

I'm not R58 but you're the one who should shut the fuck up, R59.

This guy follows a bunch of right-wingers on social media, praised Jordan Peterson, went on Joe Rogan's podcast, posted anti-vax tweets, described himself as a "libertarian", posted a give-Trump-a-chance type of tweet, and is pretty religious (Christian).

by Anonymousreply 60March 23, 2023 3:45 AM

Gunn is not overrated.

by Anonymousreply 61March 23, 2023 3:50 AM

r59 is fucking stupid. And uninformed.

Or Zach Levi checking out DL.

by Anonymousreply 62March 23, 2023 3:57 AM

R61 that's debatable. Let's see how he pulls off Superman.

by Anonymousreply 63March 23, 2023 4:38 AM

R60 Sure, Jan. We fucking believe you. Scum.

by Anonymousreply 64March 23, 2023 10:52 AM

You got anything to counter those points, moron R64?

by Anonymousreply 65March 24, 2023 3:00 AM

He's starting to look manic. I hope the new DC era doesn't mean we're going to lose out on drama like this. Its genuinely more fun to watch than their films.

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by Anonymousreply 66March 24, 2023 5:58 PM

^Looks like he is gunning to play Donald Trump Jr. in an eventually biopic.

by Anonymousreply 67March 24, 2023 6:11 PM

He's gay right? He oozes Gurlina.

Liked the gay Mexican kid. Poor Rachel Ziegler (wasn't she the girl in Sia's Chandelier video 😂) had to slum it. I guess Ariana Debose was the token Oscar.

I saw it on the big screen. Lucy Liu's wonky eye in IMAX is fucking scary

by Anonymousreply 68March 24, 2023 11:13 PM

R67 and Zach could pull it off. I'm sure there would be a part for his former co-star Adam Baldwin too.

by Anonymousreply 69March 25, 2023 5:31 AM
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