Shazam 2 First Reactions Are In And They’re Positive


DC Studios’ Shazam 2 (Shazam! Fury Of The Gods) is coming out very soon, and we’ve got our first reactions to the movie on social media, and they’re pretty darn good! The movie is going to be released in the United States and the United Kingdom on March 17th, so we don’t have too long before the film is finally out in cinemas.

The movie is directed by David F. Sandberg and written by Henry Gayden and Chris Morgan. The film stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Rachel Zegler, Adam Brody, Ross Butler, Meagan Good, Lucy Liu, Djimon Hounsou, and Helen Mirren.

As for what happens in the movie, Billy Batson, aka Shazam, and his foster siblings fight the Daughters of Atlas. Here’s the movie’s full plot synopsis:

Billy Batson and his foster siblings, who transform into superheroes by saying “Shazam!”, are forced to get back into action and fight the Daughters of Atlas. They must stop them from using a weapon that could destroy the world.

Shazam 2’s first reactions are pretty positive


Credit: DC Studios

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So, the social media embargo on the film was lifted yesterday, which means that journalists who watched the movie could take to their social media accounts and let their followers know what they thought of the picture.

Most of the time, I don’t take any notice of these ‘first reactions’ to upcoming blockbusters because they often say very little about the movie, and I can’t help but think that they are a bit disingenuous.

However, it seems as though there were a lot more reactions to the movie on social media, and I’ve even seen some film critics that I respect reveal that they actually enjoyed the movie.

For instance, Daniel Baptista of The Movie Podcast said:

#ShazamFuryOfTheGods is a MAGICAL and HILARIOUS family adventure. @PonySmasher SUPERCHARGES everything that made the first film special with the heart of the story always the SHAZAMILY. @RachelZegler and Jack Dylan Grazer steal every scene.

People like the movie!


Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

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DC Studios’ co-CEO, James Gunn, said:

I love it, it’s a complete blast.  @ZacharyLevi & @ponysmasher & @rachelzegler & the whole crew killed it.

Brandon Davis of said:

I saw #Shazam! Fury of the Gods! It’s a really good sequel. The theme of found family delivers great emotional beats. Sandberg sprinkles some horror elements while maintaining the childish joy & charm of the Shazamily. Nothing brand new but highly entertaining! Really enjoyed.

Courtney Howard of Variety and The AV Club said:

#ShazamFuryOfTheGods // #ShazamMovie is a super-powered sequel that packs a punch. A super solid, super fun & super smart blend of hilarity, heart & heroics. Ramps up the action & irreverence to a delightful degree. Helen Mirren, Lucy Liu & Rachel Zegler are MVPs. Love the dragon!

Ben Rolph of Discussing Film said:

SHAZAM FURY OF THE GODS is endearing, hilarious, entertaining and epic. Helen Mirren stands out as a great addition to Shazam’s roster. Sandberg’s film is just as engaging as the first, but here the stakes are upped. Huge twists galore, DC fans are going to love Shazam 2

Shazam! Fury Of The Gods is going to be released in cinemas in the United States and in the United Kingdom on March 17th later this month. Are you ready for the movie?

What do you make of this news? Are you looking forward to watching Shazam 2 in cinemas? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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