Movie Review Flashback: The DC Universe Strikes Twice with ‘Shazam!’

Shazam. Who in the world is Shazam? I had never heard of this character before and the name just sounded, well, corny. So I figured this was going to be another DC Comics flop that I wouldn’t want to see but as critic reviews began pouring in and I saw that nearly all of the reviews were astoundingly positive I began to have second thoughts. Maybe this movie was good after all. And then when its Rotten Tomatoes would end up being 91% I figured I had to see what all the fuss was about. I’m so glad I did.

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Shazam! isn’t anything special. It’s the story of a fourteen-year-old boy who finds an ancient power and with the simple uttering of the word “Shazam!” he becomes a superhero. It’s very much your ordinary superhero origin story with a mostly predictable plot but the concise storytelling and the legitimate surprises the movie brings is what makes the movie a blast to watch.

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QI’RA: Chapter Eighteen

Pressing the Advantage

Qi’ra sat aboard Night Shade patiently, but anxiously, awaiting Nienye and T-38’s return. To her surprise, they returned in less than twenty minutes and thankfully with good news. Great news, to be exact.

Now, standing in the hangar, with Qi’ra’s small but mighty force of female warriors overseeing the conversation, they were concocting a plan. Continue reading QI’RA: Chapter Eighteen