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178: The Batman

Garrett and Carson are once again joined by a guest — this time to solve the riddle of Matt Reeves’ “The Batman.” 

169: The Suicide Squad

Garrett and Carson chat about if the Suicide Squad franchise should have stayed dead.

156: Zack Snyder’s Justice League

Garrett and Carson revisit their old Justice League takes and add new ones in their review of Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

145: Wonder Woman 1984

Garrett and Carson wish for great things for Wonder Woman 1984.

130: Birds of Prey

Garrett and Carson return to Gotham to see if Harley Quinn can lead a film or if she should stay locked up in Arkham Asylum.

114: Joker

Garrett and Carson clown around while talking Joker.

Review: Brightburn (Garrett’s View)

Brightburn took a great concept and turned it into a run-of-the-mill horror film.

Review: Shazam! (Carson’s View)

Billy Batson is a young boy who has been given the ability to turn into a superhero by saying the magic word, “Shazam!” Shazam! is a fun, light-hearted, humorous, but ultimately forgettable installment into the DC Cinematic Universe.  It is a superhero movie made for kids.   Those that will enjoy Shazam! will add that additional disclaimer; It is good… “for a kids movie.” Unlike last year’s animated movie Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse which is just a great movie and needs no caveat.

All of the young actors did a wonderful job in Shazam! Most notably Jack Dylan Grazer and Asher Angel. These two have bright futures ahead of them and I am looking forward to their next performances.  Zachary Levi was a good choice to play the title hero.  He has the look and personality to pull off a grown man-child. The villain always makes or breaks the movie. Mark Strong is a good choice when looking for a sinister adversary, however, the script and tone of the movie does not let him become anything more than your stereotypical underwhelming super-villain.

With the sheer volume of comic book movies that have been released recently, Shazam! will fall into the abyss as one of the least memorable movies in the past decade.  There are no cool takeaways or scenes to look forward to on a second viewing.  But if you are bored on a Sunday afternoon, it is an entertaining watch… for a kids movie.

Episode 86: Shazam!

Garrett and Carson kid around while talking DC’s Shazam!

Episode 76: Aquaman

Garrett and Carson wade through Aquaman.