Shazam! Fury of the Gods

Shazam! Fury of the Gods

The last entry in the previous DC Universe was Black Adam, and now it continues to rival and sequel to the first with the title Shazam! Fury of the Gods. Still with the same cast including the director so you could say this film is still on track.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods - contains children trying to become superheroes

Tells about the Champion chosen by a wizard who carries the power of the gods in terms of saving the world. But in fact this is inversely proportional to what happened. In the city where he lives Billy Batson (Asher Angel) and his Shazam Family are known only as Losers of Philadelphia rather than a superhero.

This review contains a few spoilers about the film, so if you want to continue, take it at your own risk.


Set 2-3 years after the first film, Billy Batson reaches adulthood where he begins to take responsibility for himself. Moreover, for years trying to protect Philadelphia they are not considered superheroes, only seen as losers even though they have saved people.

On the one hand, the daughters of Atlas, namely Hespera (Helen Mirren), Kalypso (Lucy Liu), and Anthea (Rachel Zegler) who want to restore the world of the Greek gods using the Golden Apples or Seeds from life. Even though the conflict seems big, because this story contains a lot of children, this film is told in an interesting and quirky way.

There are lots of absurd jokes included and you don't need to worry about the various things that are happening, even though in general you can say that there are a lot of things that are quite predictive.


Hespera is one of the characters highlighted as an inconsistent character here. At first he hates Shazam because he has taken away the power of the gods. But after finding the seeds of life he forgot about the conflict and at the end of the film after he was betrayed by Kalypso he chose to help Shazam to defeat Kalypso there.

Then about the rice from Mary also seems inconsistent with the first story. At the end of the first Shazam, she was successfully accepted at a university, while in these two it can be seen that Mary is struggling where she has to find a university and at the same time earn money to go to college.


It's actually clear that this film is indeed in the same universe as Zack Snyder's DC Universe. Moreover, in this film we are also met with Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) who managed to revive the magic wand to bring Billy Batson back from death.

This could happen because Billy Batson secretly sent a divine letter to Diana using Steve.


In the midst of the many films labeled as superheroes with great expectations, Shazam! Fury of the Gods only provides a standard superhero-style story but is wrapped in absurd jokes. What's more, even though this film contains children who are trying to become superheroes, this film does not instill a feeling of naivety like the protagonist characters in general.

The story is light and the search for Billy Batson's identity here is complete without having any regrets after watching it. Maybe this film isn't as perfect as an epic fight, but at least it's a breath of fresh air where there are many superhero films that are formulaic even with stories that don't make sense in terms of gaps in abilities.