imo Shazam is still the best Superhero flick of the year

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I think it was @HTHR to say that but as much as I love them most superhero movies and the ones in the MCU are painfully apolitical and devoid of any statement, it's entertaining for the sake of entertainment and it's a huge shame

Shazam had a message, a statement, "biological family can be horrible, found families can be good and are real families", and as non radical as that is, it's still SOMETHING, and something really nice to tell people as well. Some people need to be told that

It also does a good job at cast diversity. I felt it was way less white centric than most movies of the genre.

@Siphonay yeah it was very refreshing to see honestly.

also its just a really fun and lighthearted movie, unlike most superhero films these days. it had its dark moments, oh boy it did, but at the heart its just about two kids goofing around and becoming friends with superpowers in the mix

@audrey @Siphonay The movie I keep comparing it to in my head is Goonies (1985). It has so much of the same feel... there are dark moments, and the fantastic elements, but it's authentically about kids, among themselves, acting like kids.

@Siphonay I was honestly really surprised by the depth of Shazam. The trailers made it look like "haha look kid in grown up body trying to do adulting BUT SUPER!".

So I ignored it initially, finally watched it recently expecting nothing from it, and ended up really liking it.

@mike I wasn’t expecting much, and in an age where trailers usually disclose too much about the movie, this one had trailers that did not do the movie’s content and themes justice at all

@Siphonay nobody knows how to sell a good movie at all.

This one was seriously lacking though. I really thought it was going to just be a really dumb comedy.

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