After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.
Robert Downey Jr.,
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word - SHAZAM - this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the grown-up superhero Shazam.
I got to see an early preview on Tuesday night which was cool. I have seen all the fast and furious movies and although I understand the appeal and like the characters I felt like the movies became increasingly ridiculous with the writing as time progressed.
While I think most people can probably agree with me on that point, my bigger issue was the over serious tone in conjunction with the movies. It is as if everyone in them is in denial that the stories were becoming increasingly ridiculous.
This movie however takes a different approach. I think Dwayne and Jason get the appeal and ran with it while subtly acknowledging and making light of the over the top nature of the story. This is possibly my favorite entry, even though I do like the first few movies in the series and would like to see if they could apply this tone to the main series if it continues in any way.
One final thought, if you like the pg-13 Deadpool 2 "once upon a Deadpool", and like fast and furious then you are gonna love this one. I won't say anymore than that but I think you will see what I mean. Make sure to stay for the credits scene too.
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