"Thunder Shazan" is the seventh work in the DC movie universe after "Aquaman". The whole film tells the origin story of the superhero Shazam.
14-year-old Billy Batson is a teenager who was abandoned by his parents since he was a child and lives in multiple foster families. One day, he inherited the magic of the mysterious wizard Shazan and gained superhuman power. Whenever he shouted "Shazan", he could transform into a superhero Shazan with a strong adult body.
Adult appearance, superhuman strength, children’s heart, plus the plot of sand sculptures and joys are the selling points of DC superhero movies. A new breakthrough.
After the film was released, the word-of-mouth evaluation of the film fell all the way. Although many viewers who watched it contributed to the box office, they still could not give a good comment.
Different from the usual dark realism style of the previous DC superhero series movies, the style of "Thunder Shazan" is obviously biased towards sand sculptures, funny, relaxed and happy, and the theme of the film is also family affection. .
Adult fans who have been accustomed to the dark and heavy style of DC for many years are still unable to accept the plot of the film’s joyous sand sculpture; audiences who come to the superhero movie with the cool and magnificent special effects will inevitably have a poor fight against the film. , Monotonous special effects disappointed.
I thought it was a superhero movie about the fierce battle between good and evil, fighting wits and courage, but what I saw was a family education movie about youth growth and family affection. After watching, the audience will inevitably feel that the text is not correct.
The characters of the protagonist and villain in the film are deeply influenced by family emotions.
First talk about the big villain Dr. Shiwana.
He has not been seen by his father and brother since he was a child, and he has always been treated by his father and brotherNegatively, after failing in the ceremony of inheriting Shazan's power, he was judged to be impure and never qualified to obtain Shazan's power.
The negative criticism of his father and brother, the lack of affectionate care, and the judgment that was not recognized by the wizard made him start to be filled with resentment, anger, and jealousy of Shazan's successor. Even after he became an adult, he still couldn't let go, and his soul fell into darkness and evil.
After years of hard work, he found his way into the hall of wizards with hatred and obsession. Then, he was attracted by the evil forces of the Seven Deadly Sins suppressed by the wizards, allowing the Seven Deadly Sins to possess his own eyes and gain extraordinary power.
The things that Dr. Shivana did after gaining power also fully demonstrated: he is the villain A child who lacked love and emotion since childhood and longed for the affirmation of others.
He first came to the company and showed off his power conspicuously to his father and brother, who had been criticizing and denying him and believing that his pursuit of extraordinary power was delusional, and freely vented the anger and dissatisfaction accumulated in his heart over the years. He brutally killed his father, brother, and innocent passers-by.
After that, he began to plan to seize the power of Shazam from the protagonist, but his IQ was always offline at critical moments.
In the course of the action, he had the upper hand several times, and even caught the protagonist’s family as a threat, but he naively thought that the protagonist would give him power without any tricks. Secondly, he was negligent, and finally defeated by talking too much, and broke a good hand.
Let's talk about the hero Billy Batson.
He is a 14-year-old boy who has lived in multiple host families. He always thought that he was separated from his mother and his mother could not find him, so he kept looking for his mother's whereabouts. After transferring to a new host family, I did not accept the family members as relatives.
Fleeing from the Seven Deadly Sins After the suppression, he inherited the power of Shazam, the dying wizard. However, as a young man, he did a lot of sand sculptures and naive things after gaining power. He would only take pictures with people, perform art, and beg for money. Remedy.
I didn’t realize the heavy responsibility of gaining superhero power until the villain came to the door, but he was afraid in his heart and chose to escape.
until he finds it Mom, I learned that it was because his mother could not bear his father’s abandonment and the burden of life that he gave up on him, which made him let go of the obsessions he had had for many years. After he was relieved, he also realized the importance of his family.
Finally, in order to save the brothers and sisters of the host family kidnapped by Dr. Shivana, he bravely assumed his mission as the heir to the power of Shazam , Who has been showing sand sculptures, he started to fight with the villains online and finally won.
In the film, both the protagonist and the villain have their ownFamily problems and traumatic childhood.
The protagonist is abandoned by his parents and can only live in an unrelated host family. Although he has no relatives to accompany him, he has not been abandoned by the public. There are still people willing to give him care; the villain is not The father and brother are waiting to see him, living in the shadow of family denial and accusation, and he is paranoid. Although there are relatives beside him, he has been abandoned by his relatives, just like an orphan who lacks love.
So in the face of the situation where both sides have the same strength, the villain will choose to rely on his own power alone, because he has nothing but power, and finally loses in a single fight; the protagonist can choose to fight with five brothers Sisters shared, because he not only values power, but finally wins by gathering the power of everyone.
In the process of growing up, how important is the companionship of family members? How much can the injury to the young soul affect people? What is the cost to make up for the lack of soul?..... . This should be regarded as the realistic meaning of the film to the audience in the relaxed plot of the sand sculpture!
Although not very super It’s a hero, but it’s also a relaxed and joyous movie suitable for teenagers and children.
It’s worth mentioning that the appearance of Superman and the talk of the villain in the ending Easter egg also foretell the future plot linkage and interaction of the DC movie universe. The huge worldview of the Seven Worlds is about to unfold.