Re: Shazam! (April 5, 2019)
It should and could have been a major hit, but I don't think it goes far enough. The "borrowing" from other movies is kind of blatant in some parts even though as a whole it is a fairly unique package. It does have all the wrappings of a classic.
The thing that'll keep it from becoming a classic though is that it's part of an over-saturated genre so it will stay popular largely within the demographic that likes Superhero movies. Not enough was done for it to appeal to those who don't already like superhero movies. While it does have mass appeal based on its themes, it's still stuck being a superhero movie in a way. It doesn't do enough to break into the wider demographic and the Box Office is representing that.
Last edited by Reaper; 04-11-2019 at 03:31 AM.