Tuesday, March 22, 2011
I haven't heard of much movement with the Shazam! movie adaptation lately, I hope it isn't too far on the back burners. With comic movies these days becoming more and more realistic and grim, the whimsy of a Captain Marvel film could be a nice contrast. Ideally it would be filled with all the action and drama of a traditional superhero adventure, but with a healthy dose of humor thrown in, just as the best classic Shazam stories had. The wish fulfillment of a young kid transforming into a superhuman adult is just as important to the story as all of the fisticuffs. Sure, Black Adam and Sivana are the obvious villains, but add in some of the more original characters like Tawky Tawny and Mr. Mind, and that's a superhero movie that will truly stand out from the rest!