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DC's Shazam
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Trailer's out. I'm interested.
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I loved that.  It is the first time in a while I can say I’m not only looking forsward to a superhero movie but also actively “intrigued” in the film.  This looks like it could be a masterpiece.
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So... Big but with superheroes
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hhmmm..... 

On the surface, very bright and seemingly funny.  It appears to be Geoff John's rebooted version of the character/origin, which was good though but it did lack much of the charm of the Bill Parker/CC Beck creation.

The suit, while I love it's brightness and comic book accuracy, it is so obviously overly padded it makes me cringe a bit.  What will it look like in close up action shots?

Will they use the Captain Marvel name or just stay with Shazam?  Will the rest of the Marvel Family show up?  How about Tawny the talking tiger?
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(07-22-2018, 11:03 AM)bionicbob Wrote: hhmmm..... 

On the surface, very bright and seemingly funny.  It appears to be Geoff John's rebooted version of the character/origin, which was good though but it did lack much of the charm of the Bill Parker/CC Beck creation.

The suit, while I love it's brightness and comic book accuracy, it is so obviously overly padded it makes me cringe a bit.  What will it look like in close up action shots?

Will they use the Captain Marvel name or just stay with Shazam?  Will the rest of the Marvel Family show up?  How about Tawny the talking tiger?

He's just called Shazam. So that leads to the problem of how anyone else is supposed to know his name, since introducing himself would also depower himself. I think in the New 52 comics he has to say it like he means it or something for the change to happen, which I think is bending the rule so much that you might as well get rid of the rule.

They could have cleared this name thing up a long time ago and renamed them the Thunder family. Captain Thunder I think has a great classic ring to it. It's not mine, I didn't come up with it, just heard it once as a suggested alternative. Goes along with the already established iconography too. Alas.
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(07-22-2018, 11:43 AM)addiesin Wrote: He's just called Shazam. So that leads to the problem of how anyone else is supposed to know his name, since introducing himself would also depower himself. I think in the New 52 comics he has to say it like he means it or something for the change to happen, which I think is bending the rule so much that you might as well get rid of the rule.

They could have cleared this name thing up a long time ago and renamed them the Thunder family. Captain Thunder I think has a great classic ring to it. It's not mine, I didn't come up with it, just heard it once as a suggested alternative. Goes along with the already established iconography too. Alas.

DC actually has used the Captain Thunder name a couple of times as a Captain Marvel substitute, in 1974 Superman #276 and the more recent Flashpoint mini-series.   So it could work.   Though I am still mad that DC blinked, instead of standing its ground and keeping the name Captain Marvel.

Then again, this whole mess is DC's fault since they originally sued Fawcett Comics in the 1950s (mostly because Captain Marvel titles were out selling Superman, though they claimed CM was a rip off of their IP), and put them out of business and then had the gall to buy up the characters for their own purposes.

My one big hope for the SHAZAM! movie is it will lead to DC issuing reprint collections of the Marvel Family.  I know they have already announced (and I have pre-ordered!!!) the classic (and controversial)  MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL serial.   Big Grin  We need more classic Big Red Cheese!
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(07-22-2018, 01:31 AM)Canon Editor Wrote: I loved that.  It is the first time in a while I can say I’m not only looking forsward to a superhero movie but also actively “intrigued” in the film.  This looks like it could be a masterpiece.

And yet I have never felt Superhero Fatigue more. So he's got (roughly) the powers of Superman, the mind of a kid, and the origin of a Lantern. So? Will the actual battle against the inevitable similarly powered villain really be that different than if he were a Lantern or Superman, or will it just be hitting and punching?

Also, I'm getting really sick of cartoonishly physically abusive bullies whaling on kids at the movies. Maybe I'm wrong, but I really don't think this happens much anymore. Sure, teasing is an intergenerational constant, but actual beatings seem like a thing of the past, and a cheap screenwriting ploy for easy audience sympathy. Apparently in A Wrinkle in Time, the young protagonist is mercilessly teased because her father went missing and is presumed dead, which... no? That's not a thing kids commonly blame other kids for, and even if one particular creep did, others would be actively sympathetic to make up for it, I think.
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(07-23-2018, 02:14 AM)Gaith Wrote: Also, I'm getting really sick of cartoonishly physically abusive bullies whaling on kids at the movies. Maybe I'm wrong, but I really don't think this happens much anymore. 

Sorry.  You are wrong.

It still happens.
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Just saying “Shazam” no longer results in Billy’s transformation to or from the superhero formerly known as Captain Marvel. He has to say it with the intent of transforming. According to the DC reboot rules.
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(07-24-2018, 10:32 PM)Billy Batson Wrote: Just saying “Shazam” no longer results in Billy’s transformation to or from the superhero formerly known as Captain Marvel. He has to say it with the intent of transforming. According to the DC reboot rules.

Has the New52/Rebirth DC introduced the rest of the Marvel... er, I mean, Shazam Family?

What do Freddy and Mary call themselves?  Captain Shazam Jr?  Mary Shazam???
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