February 22, 2024

Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers Shazam! Wrath of the Gods


Shazam! Wrath of the Gods it aims to achieve greater and better heights than its predecessors and, for the most part, it succeeds. Billy Batson (Asher Angel) isn’t just struggling with superhero duties; he’s also struggling to support his family, who show interest in things other than superheroes. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, one of his brave acts comes to haunt the Daughters of Atlas Hespera.by Helen Mirren) and Kalypso (Lucy Liu) come to earth. Wizard Shazam is looking for employees (Djimon Hounsou) gave Billy his powers—and when Billy broke the wand the first time Shazam! the film, he inadvertently released the Daughters.

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Of course, Billy and his adopted siblings must create Shazam and save the earth from destruction. But complicating matters is the complicated relationship between Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Grazer) and the third daughter of Atlas Anthea (Rachel Zegler). Kalypso aims to destroy humanity by planting a golden apple from the Tree of Life, creating all the matter of monstrous monsters. This leads to a final battle that creates moments that are both tragic and heroic.

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Shazam makes the ultimate sacrifice

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In addition to the horde of monsters storming Philadelphia, Kalypso can also use the Staff of Shazam to absorb magical energy. He uses this to disempower Billy’s adoptive family and when Anthea turns against him. Then her pet dragon Ladon is able to inflict an apparently fatal wound on Hespera. But Billy manages to use the situation to his advantage. First, he convinces Hespera to shrink a magical dome placed over the city to cover him, Calypso, and the tree. He then grabs his wand and starts shooting lightning bolts around the dome, flying into the workers and supercharging them. Finally, Billy charges through a stream of Ladon’s fire and shouts “Shazam!” he shouts. last time – summoning a giant bolt of lightning that seemingly destroys Ladon, Kalypso and the tree.

When the tree is dead, all the monsters it created disappear. Billy paid a heavy price for his victory as he apparently died and all of the magic on the staff has been used up. Heartbroken, her family buries her in the land where the Daughters of Atlas live. But hope comes from an unexpected source (At least, if you haven’t seen it from the TV spot).

A wonderful resurrection

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At Billy’s grave, none other than Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) appears, claiming that the dormant magic within Shazam’s staff is able to “jump out” and revive Billy. She can do this because she is the daughter of Zeus, and Billy also gets the power of the god of thunder from her. Soon, Billy is resurrected as a superhero and reunited with his family. He even tries unsuccessfully to hit Wonder Woman, who tells him to stick to superheroics.

The film ends with Billy and his family enjoying dinner with a new sense of ease. The children told Rosa’s adoptive parents (Marta Milans) and Victor (Cooper Andrews) about their superhero identities. Anthea, after regaining her powers, wants to spend some time among mortals, especially Freddy. And Shazam retrieves his staff, planning to travel the world. But before he does, he finally lets Billy know his superhero name…which is, to no one’s surprise, “Shazam.” Freddy says he needs some work, which will probably depend on a third party Shazam! the film goes into production or not.

Shazam! Wrath of the Gods it’s in theaters now.

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