Okay, I think we, more or less, have all the necessary documents in with our employer. The date of May 1st is floating around, which is later than we hoped and yet still so freakin' close! It's a little nutso. A little scary. But let's talk about Shazam.
I'm headed out in just minutes to check this movie out. Now, I don't usually talk about movies here (perhaps I should?) but I'm actually kind of excited for this. I enjoyed the last several movies I watched, from Alita: Battle Angel to Captain Marvel. This movie looks like DC's chance to finally do something fun, to finally have a superhero movie and not just a movie with a superhero in it.
I think the popular opinion is that DC is trying way too hard and Marvel is capitalizing on a decade worth of storytelling. In that desperation to match Marvel, DC has put out some questionable movies. I won't argue that there aren't good parts to Batman v Superman, but it was largely bad. Wonder Woman was better, but then there was the darkness of Justice League. Aquaman, well... darn it, I like it. I think it was funny and entertaining. Kind of how I felt about Venom; better than I thought it would be. (Oh, by the way... ahem... "Like a turd... in the wind...")
So apparently Shazam is getting good reviews and it looks fun so... I'm excited. I want to believe this is where DC finally remembers that comic books are supposed to be fun. Dark and gritty doesn't mean everyone has to have PTSD and be dwelling in self-loathing and angst. I mean, that's why I liked Teen Titans Go! to the Movies so much! It was fun!
So, let's see how this goes. I'll update ya'll tomorrow.
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.