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COLLECTOR JLS_Comics private msg quote post Address this user
I Had the opportunity to go to the SHAZAM premiere last night here in the Miami, FL area. It was a lot of fun, some of the cast was there but MORE IMPORTANTLY, the movie is SO GOOD! It had great action and I laughed then entire time! This is up there with Wonder Woman as the best of the DCEU. It had some familiar tropes but really did feel unique as far as origin stories go.

It seems that I am not alone as the other reactions that have come from the event are also overwhelmingly positive

That's pretty much all I can say as only the social media embargo has lifted.

Here's my reaction plus the intro with Zachary Levi and the 2 boys that played Freddie and Billy:

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Collector JLA555 private msg quote post Address this user
Nice
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You do know that the new guy brings the donuts, right? DWeeB1967 private msg quote post Address this user
Looking forward to seeing it.
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Collector Mintcondition private msg quote post Address this user
I've been telling people that this will be a surprise hit for DC.
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Collector KCBatmanFan private msg quote post Address this user
I think that the angle they are taking for this looks great. Over the years, Shazam has gotten pretty serious in a lot of ways vs. the Golden Age days of Captain Marvel. Some of those GA Fawcett comics are just straight up goofy and weird, and maybe just a little more "kiddie" than Superman.

I used to have a Shazam treasury that had a story where the Marvel Family went to some kind of fairy land in one of the stories and I just remember it being so fun and bizarre. Was trying to find it, but can't remember the title. Anyone read that one?

Captain Marvel's broad appeal and spirit of fun was likely a large contributor to making him the #1 character in the mid-40s, and it looks like they've captured some of that spirit here.
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
@JLS_Comics

Dude.

So friggin jealous!
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Collector KYoung_1974 private msg quote post Address this user
The real Captain Marvel movie!
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Collector X51 private msg quote post Address this user
The movie can't be at the level of Wonder Woman because I already detest the premise from the trailer. I do not even plan to see it. Having Captain Marvel act like he has the mind of a kid when he's supposed to have the wisdom of Solomon is contradictory to any Captain Marvel story I've read. I don't even like listening to the actor talk in your video.

I used to get advanced screening passes to movies regularly. A girl who grew up on my street went to work for a marketing company that promoted movies. She kept me on the mailing list. It's all done differently now though. Most did not have all of the hoopla. You might just get a movie poster or nothing. I got a tank top from a screening for an Andrew Dice Clay concert movie. I got several sets of promo "Mallrats" trading cards at that screening. I got a small stack of Cryptkeeper masks at the "Tales from the Crypt: Bordello of Blood" screening. The coolest one was for a lousy movie. It had an open bar. Can't remember the name of it. Mimi Rogers did a Q&A after "The Rapture". There was one where I was pretty sure Kiefer Sutherland sat in front of me. It wasn't one of his movies, but it's around the time he was dating Julia Roberts, so he might have been in town. It could have been someone who looked exactly like him. I got some nice color booklet for "What Dreams May Come" & "Red Violin". "Red Violin" was a great movie and it had a nice Q&A session with the director after the movie.
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Collector MezComics private msg quote post Address this user
Ready to watch it.
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COLLECTOR JLS_Comics private msg quote post Address this user
The way I see it is that this is an origin story, he’s still trying to learn not only how to use his powers but what those powers are. Plus wisdom and maturity are 2 different things (he’s 14 or 15 after all)

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The movie can't be at the level of Wonder Woman because I already detest the premise from the trailer. I do not even plan to see it. Having Captain Marvel act like he has the mind of a kid when he's supposed to have the wisdom of Solomon is contradictory to any Captain Marvel story I've read. I don't even like listening to the actor talk in your video.

I used to get advanced screening passes to movies regularly. A girl who grew up on my street went to work for a marketing company that promoted movies. She kept me on the mailing list. It's all done differently now though. Most did not have all of the hoopla. You might just get a movie poster or nothing. I got a tank top from a screening for an Andrew Dice Clay concert movie. I got several sets of promo "Mallrats" trading cards at that screening. I got a small stack of Cryptkeeper masks at the "Tales from the Crypt: Bordello of Blood" screening. The coolest one was for a lousy movie. It had an open bar. Can't remember the name of it. Mimi Rogers did a Q&A after "The Rapture". There was one where I was pretty sure Kiefer Sutherland sat in front of me. It wasn't one of his movies, but it's around the time he was dating Julia Roberts, so he might have been in town. It could have been someone who looked exactly like him. I got some nice color booklet for "What Dreams May Come" & "Red Violin". "Red Violin" was a great movie and it had a nice Q&A session with the director after the movie.
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Collector X51 private msg quote post Address this user
I'll emphasize what I've said above...

"Having Captain Marvel act like he has the mind of a kid when he's supposed to have the wisdom of Solomon is contradictory to any Captain Marvel story I've read."

I've read his origin. I was buying the reprints in the 70's.I have most of his 90's series.



Nothing in the trailer represents what I want to see on screen. Also, I dealt with campy (a.k.a. bad) superhero movies through the 70's, 80's an 90's. It wasn't until the first X-Men movie that a movie treated the subject seriously. Any hint of going back to campy depictions of superheroes is an instant reason for me to dislike a movie. The last Thor movie was horrible. I see no need for superhero movies to go backwards in progress simply because people in Hollywood are too ignorant to know why comic book fans buy the product. This is just an attempt to grab a different demographic audience to what other movies are bringing to the table.

If they want to make a comedy, go the Deadpool route. It's offensive, funny and raw. Goofy, stupid and idiotic has been supplied in overabundance for decades.
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COLLECTOR JLS_Comics private msg quote post Address this user
It sounds like if it’s not exactly like the source material that you won’t enjoy it. I hope once you actually see the movie that you post here. I’ll be curious what your thoughts will be at that point.
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Collector Stantheman private msg quote post Address this user
glad to hear!
Shazam looked good but it's hard to tell
after what you said I will go see it
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Collector Wraith private msg quote post Address this user
I really liked the second trailer and interested to watch this one.. Moreso than any other dc movie since man of Steel.
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Collector X51 private msg quote post Address this user
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It sounds like if it’s not exactly like the source material that you won’t enjoy it. I hope once you actually see the movie that you post here. I’ll be curious what your thoughts will be at that point.


If it's not following the source material, then it's the equivalent of "bait and switch" marketing. Consumers are lured into seeing the movie because they believe it will be based upon a character of which they are familiar. Instead, they are given something completely different. If done intentionally, then it's a deceptive and unethical act.

The trailer of this movie shows the exact opposite of what I want to see from any movie. This type of movie has a snowball's chance in hell of appealing to me. I'd rather pay $15 to see a documentary about paint drying.
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It sounds like if it’s not exactly like the source material that you won’t enjoy it. I hope once you actually see the movie that you post here. I’ll be curious what your thoughts will be at that point.


You've made the mistake of not reading other forum threads and realizing that X51 is a hater.
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Ima gonna steal this and look for some occasion to use it! IronMan private msg quote post Address this user
@X51

I too much appreciated Superman, then Batman and finally X-Men for the MCU doing superheroes as serious movies. But that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy watching the old campy Batman TV series. I did. I still do. And except for special effects, how much different is the campy old Batman stuff from the 4th wall breaking Deadpool movies? Both wink and make fun of the entire concept of superheroes.

Which isn't really all that unreasonable... "Costumed Super-Heroes". I mean it is a ridiculous concept if you give it any serious thought.

The Fawcett Captain Marvel was mostly goofy fun. One of his greatest villains was a two inch long worm.

So just like I don't want EVERY superhero movie to wink at the audience and break the 4th wall, neither would I want EVERY superhero movie to be goofy like apparently SHAZAM will be. But I very much look forward to seeing this movie and believe I'll enjoy the change from the norm, just like I did with Deadpool.
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Collector Themaxx35 private msg quote post Address this user
Really glad to hear this. I have high hopes for this one. Must resist asking for spoilers.
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The Scar Giver Jesse_O private msg quote post Address this user
I'm hoping there is an appearance by Hoppy!!!


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It sounds like if it’s not exactly like the source material that you won’t enjoy it. I hope once you actually see the movie that you post here. I’ll be curious what your thoughts will be at that point.


You've made the mistake of not reading other forum threads and realizing that X51 is a hater.

@xkonk ha, glad to see I'm not only one picking up on that. It just seems exhausting to hate something about everything on every thread...

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It sounds like if it’s not exactly like the source material that you won’t enjoy it. I hope once you actually see the movie that you post here. I’ll be curious what your thoughts will be at that point.


You've made the mistake of not reading other forum threads and realizing that X51 is a hater.


If by "hater" you mean that X51 seems to have more respect for the original source material, well then I suppose I'm a hater too. That said, I'm not trying to discourage folks from seeing the film if this is their cuppa.

The reason I'm okay with the Marvel Universe's Dr. Who-like embodiment of their licensed and rebranded Captain Marvel is that they've built in a history of the new character and are making an effort to bring it into sync with their Infinity War saga. They're playing the character seriously, not as camp, and having a strong female lead in an otherwise male dominated genre is a big plus, IMO.

If I went through the history of C.C. Beck's long running character for Fawcett ...which outsold DC's Superman in the 1940's... it would probably bore a lot of folks here who couldn't care less about an earlier generation's passions. Let's just say that the success of that version of Captain Marvel was based on innocence, charm and gentle humor, not silliness and slapstick gags.

The trailers for DC's revamped and retitled version of Captain Marvel look more like a MST3K attempt to convince folks that not all DC heroes come from a dark place that's part of a depressingly dystopian world. That said, the thing that concerns me most about goofball comedy approaches to costumed heroes is that once a genre is successfully spoofed it often predicts a downhill slide of the serous films within the parodied genre.

If you really want to see a great interpretation of the Captain Marvel character, watch the B&W 1940's Republic serial. In many ways it's dark even by today's standards, as most serials in the forties rely on pulp-like violence even though mostly implied rather than shown. But there are moments of humor and the casting of both Billy Batson (Frank Coghlan) and the adult version of Captain Marvel (Tom Tyler) is dead on for both and Captain Marvel's costume is perfect.
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@Jesse_O ahahaha, me too!
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Collector X51 private msg quote post Address this user
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It sounds like if it’s not exactly like the source material that you won’t enjoy it. I hope once you actually see the movie that you post here. I’ll be curious what your thoughts will be at that point.


You've made the mistake of not reading other forum threads and realizing that X51 is a hater.


I detest (abhor, loathe) mediocrity and complacency. I am sorry that others willingly invite it into their lives. You can all have fun. I'm tired of wasting my time here. I gave the board a few weeks off hoping that something interesting would be posted. Unfortunately, I'm just not seeing enough to hold my interest.
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If by "hater" you mean that X51 seems to have more respect for the original source material, well then I suppose I'm a hater too. That said, I'm not trying to discourage folks from seeing the film if this is their cuppa.


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I detest (abhor, loathe) mediocrity and complacency. I am sorry that others willingly invite it into their lives. You can all have fun. I'm tired of wasting my time here. I gave the board a few weeks off hoping that something interesting would be posted. Unfortunately, I'm just not seeing enough to hold my interest.


By hater I certainly wasn't trying to say anything bad or mean about @X51. Everyone obviously gets to have their own preferences (even @CatmanAmerica), and people can be disappointed in what movies do to characters they like. There are definitely things I'm a hater about; I think the last Thor movie went too far as well. That said, I still enjoyed it and certainly wouldn't try to take away from other people who want to see it. I just told my friends that the Thor I'm familiar with was never a jokester like he is now.

Honestly, I think it would be kind of boring if the movies stuck directly to the comics material. Does anyone think that much of Sin City anymore? It was a cool technical feat but I've never felt the need to watch the movie again.
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Ima gonna steal this and look for some occasion to use it! IronMan private msg quote post Address this user
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It sounds like if it’s not exactly like the source material that you won’t enjoy it. I hope once you actually see the movie that you post here. I’ll be curious what your thoughts will be at that point.


You've made the mistake of not reading other forum threads and realizing that X51 is a hater.


If I went through the history of C.C. Beck's long running character for Fawcett ...which outsold DC's Superman in the 1940's... it would probably bore a lot of folks here who couldn't care less about an earlier generation's passions. Let's just say that the success of that version of Captain Marvel was based on innocence, charm and gentle humor, not silliness and slapstick gags.



For two years Captain Marvel fought the Monster Society of Evil, only to learn the main villain was a two inch long worm....

No silliness here...move along... It's actually "charming" and "gentle humor"
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Collector Darkseid_of_town private msg quote post Address this user
watching the meltdown above have to say before even paying to see the picture it has provided amusing entertainment
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It sounds like if it’s not exactly like the source material that you won’t enjoy it. I hope once you actually see the movie that you post here. I’ll be curious what your thoughts will be at that point.


You've made the mistake of not reading other forum threads and realizing that X51 is a hater.


If I went through the history of C.C. Beck's long running character for Fawcett ...which outsold DC's Superman in the 1940's... it would probably bore a lot of folks here who couldn't care less about an earlier generation's passions. Let's just say that the success of that version of Captain Marvel was based on innocence, charm and gentle humor, not silliness and slapstick gags.



For two years Captain Marvel fought the Monster Society of Evil, only to learn the main villain was a two inch long worm....

No silliness here...move along... It's actually "charming" and "gentle humor"


You might've had a point except for what happened to the worm and I won't provide the spoiler to that story.
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The movie can't be at the level of Wonder Woman


I think the Wonder Woman music theme is the best in the new DC cinematic universe(Wonder Woman Theme), but the Shazam trailer beats have been catching me a bit...
People forget how important music is in conveying emotion in film.
Movies without catchy original scores (that aren't just epic ambiance) fall short in my opinion, to ones that do.
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Collector doog private msg quote post Address this user
While I like the comic book movies generally and their domination of Hollywood, as a collector I like the fact I was recently gifted with 15 Shazam #1’s (DC 1973). To go with my CBCS verified CC Beck signed 9.2 1973 #1.
I really want the movie to do well, ka ching
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