Last March, I got the privilege of seeing an early screening of the movie Shazam. It was fun. Zachary Levi played the superhero lead effortlessly. His scenes with Jack Grazer (as Freddy) where he tests his powers were one of the brighter moments of the movie. While Asher Angel was also good as the young Billy Batson, I didn’t get the feeling that him and Zach were the same character. Maybe after another viewing, my opinion might. Aside from that, the other kids were good, including Faithe Herman (as Darla), who captured the character real well from the recent comics.
The movie was easy to follow, and not as overwhelming as Aquaman was. There were some scary moments in the film, but it doesn’t pull you away entirely from the movie. Mark Strong was decent as the villainous Dr. Sivana. However, the other villains, specifically the Seven Deadly Sins, were one of the weaker parts of the movie. With the exception of Gluttony, the others were hard to tell who’s who without the other characters mentioning their names. Overall, it was a fun and enjoyable experience. This is definitely one of the better movies in the DC Cinematic Universe.
Anyways, I did a bust drawing of the lead character, with electricity coming off of him. This is based on a shot near the end of Thor Ragnarok. Fun fact, Zachary Levi played in Marvel’s Thor trilogy as Fandral, one of the Warriors Three. It’s kind of interesting to see the actor move up into becoming his own god of thunder.
Penciling: 1 hour, 18 minutes