'Shazam' movie official thread (because he deserves one too)
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I adore this boardroom scene in Shazam!  One of the most compelling screen images of villainy in cinematic history.   "Outlook not so good."  :smile:

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Well, the show was not entirely live-action. When Billy Batson (Michael Gray) would appear before the pantheon of gods that granted him superpowers, the legendary figures appeared in animated form.

 

Hercules, seen in the image up top, was the "H" in the "SHAZAM!" acronym. And none other than Adam West voiced the Greek mythological figure. West received no credit for the performance. The official Shazam! TV show Facebook page acknowledged as much.

 

Frankly, all of the "SHAZAM" gods sound like Adam West to us, if you listen to Solomon and Zeus.

 

Turns out, Adam West's ties to the DC Comics universe run deeper than Gotham.

 

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Late to this party but I finally watched the movie or about half of it since no magic word could help me like it.  The Captain Marvel serial from the 40s is still my fav.  The 70s live action and 80s cartoon were good too.

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On 9/19/2019 at 2:03 AM, Bosco685 said:

Looks like the film success kicked into high gear the old TV show bluray conversion.

 

Hope they include the Isis crossovers. :x

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12 hours ago, bronze_rules said:

Hope they include the Isis crossovers. :x

No-go on that. Someone asked WB and confirmed it does not own the TV rights. :whatthe:

 

Which means these episodes are probably missing.

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+1  This scene was the lock on the entire Shazam! movie like a modern day motion picture equivalent to the 1937 film "Captains Courageous."   (thumbsu

If the film is any good…the audience for a brief time is somewhere else, sometime else, concerned with lives that are not its own. Of all the arts, movies are the most powerful aid to empathy, and good ones make us into better people…Sooner or later every lover of film…understands that the movies are not about moving but about whether to move. – Roger Ebert

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On 9/19/2019 at 5:03 AM, Bosco685 said:

Looks like the film success kicked into high gear the old TV show bluray conversion.

 

 

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Mr. Tawky Tawny first appeared on newsstands 72 years ago today!  An appropriate celebratory panel as OG Captain Marvel/Shazam! Zachary Levi resides in Wyldwood, Texas.  (thumbsu

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On 9/20/2019 at 6:11 PM, telerites said:

Late to this party but I finally watched the movie or about half of it since no magic word could help me like it.  The Captain Marvel serial from the 40s is still my fav.  The 70s live action and 80s cartoon were good too.

Whaaaaaat? I thought the first 2 acts were the best of the movie.

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4 minutes ago, theCapraAegagrus said:

Whaaaaaat? I thought the first 2 acts were the best of the movie.

Sorry, I just couldn't get into it but that's me.  Glad it did well even if not my cup of java.

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Just now, telerites said:

Sorry, I just couldn't get into it but that's me.  Glad it did well even if not my cup of java.

Not exactly sure if the numbers support that, since it came out only 3 weeks before Endgame.

I guess it "does well" from a majority opinion standpoint. I was just glad that it wasn't too funny (which is what the trailers worried me of).

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2 minutes ago, theCapraAegagrus said:

Not exactly sure if the numbers support that, since it came out only 3 weeks before Endgame.

I guess it "does well" from a majority opinion standpoint. I was just glad that it wasn't too funny (which is what the trailers worried me of).

Yeah, I didn't look at the take - just assumed based on many positive comments here.  I may be just too old.  My great-nephews liked it.  I never disparage anyone's opinion especially in their taste for art which includes films.  I think it is great that we have varied thoughts - twould be boring otherwise.

Hopefully it brought CM into a more broadened relevance across the populace.  He deserves it.

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10 minutes ago, telerites said:

Hopefully it brought CM into a more broadened relevance across the populace.  He deserves it.

Hear, hear! ^^

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55 minutes ago, telerites said:

...Hopefully it brought CM into a more broadened relevance across the populace.  He deserves it.

I always refer to it as, "the original Captain Marvel", and no one every has any idea what I'm on about... :(

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On 9/26/2019 at 11:47 AM, Mr.TawkyTawny said:

Mr. Tawky Tawny first appeared on newsstands 72 years ago today!  An appropriate celebratory panel as OG Captain Marvel/Shazam! Zachary Levi resides in Wyldwood, Texas.  (thumbsu

Shh. Someone is busy READING comic books. :whatthe:

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Flat out funny.  Recommend pausing and read the embedded best jokes...  "No surprises here. DC needs to follow my 48 step plan below to save themselves."  :roflmao:

 

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