A heartfelt hero and an imaginative vantage point make Shazam a success even when the balancing act between humor and dram fails.
Imaginative, fun, thrilling, and a little weird. Jordan Peele’s latest is as much fun to talk about as it is to watch.
Judging art is difficult because as objective as we would like to be, our pasts and presents inform how we feel about a given thing and even that can change from moment to moment.
Let’s look to that future. We now know that, yea, some of your faves will breathe again, but however it happens, the universe we have witnessed since Tony Stark was captured and built the first Iron Man suit, will forever be changed.
Brie Larson’s relatively flat performance coupled with stakes that never quite feel personal drag this otherwise enjoyable, if not by-the-numbers, MCU origin story down, if only a little.
While we don’t really know too much about how he’ll be used in the MCU, you can bet that trusting him will lead to nothing but heartache.