I totally agree. A most amusing film, and good performance by the lead. Not at all what I expected but was enjoyed thoroughly.Shazam.
One of the DC variety of super heroes, friday night is movie night so I grabbed the DVD expecting to find it a medium level film judging by some of the DC Universe releases in the past. Nope, I was pleasantly surprised, the Mrs commented that she quite enjoyed, and the kids sat still watching it apart from the expected ice cream break halfway through. It was comic book, funny and made oi larf for a couple of hours.
I had a quick google and it has been popular enough for them to firm up plans for a Shazam 2 and a run along the side film about Shazams mortal enemy. The two threads to be bought together in Shazam 3. Oh yeah, the bad guy is called 'Black Adam' and will be played by Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. I think with the whole presentation and approach that the DC people have learned some lessons from the Marvel people in how a super hero film needs to be made.
A solid 4 out of 5, if not perhaps even a 4.5.
The inclusion of a somewhat apposite Tiger Lillies number was a stroke of genius.Plunkett and MacLean, an 18th century crime movie about a pair who team up to become the most wanted highwaymen in the country.
A damn good watch to be honest with a modern soundtrack and sense of humour I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I think there's a book called We Die Alone covering the story.Just watched The 12th Man because of the recommendations on here. Glad I did, it was excellent. Not fast paced, but very tense. I hadn't heard of the story before but now I want to find out more; it's quite remarkable and really brings to life the incredible risks that people took to help Jan, the 12th man. A very solid 9/10.
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