Watch: Shazam! Fury of the Gods 2023 123movies, Full Movie Online – The film continues the story of teenage Billy Batson who, upon reciting the magic word “SHAZAM!” is transformed into his adult Super Hero alter ego, Shazam..
Plot: Billy Batson and his foster siblings, who transform into superheroes by saying “Shazam!”, are forced to get back into action and fight the Daughters of Atlas, who they must stop from using a weapon that could destroy the world.
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Ok, so I know I shouldn’t have – but I did enjoy this. “Billy” (Zachary Levi/Asher Angel) and his gang of rather hapless super-heroes locally lauded as the “Philadelphia Fiascos” find themselves pushed to the very limits when the daughters of the legendary “Atlas” manage to breach a magical boundary between their world and our’s and are soon on the hunt for the magical staff that “Billy” snapped in two at the end of the last film (remember?). The daughters are led by the menacing “Hespera” (Dame Helen Mirren) with her potent sidekick “Kalypso” (Lucy Liu) and the slightly more humane “Anthea” (Rachel Zegler) making up this dangerous triumvirate. What now ensues are some genuinely entertaining set piece battles that unlike so many from the MCU, are based on creatures from mythology and do not drag on interminably. Levi is as much an anti-hero as you can imagine, his tongue firmly in his cheek – though not so much as Dame Helen’s – as he and his gang look hopelessly – and continuously – outgunned, outmanoeuvred and outwitted. Can they rally and save the day before carnage ensues and mankind is wiped out? Nope, not a shred of jeopardy here – but the two hours just flew by. It’s fun. It’s not trying to offer us any grand philosophies, or complex time-shifting science. It’s a lightly comedic adventure film that rarely stops for breath, uses state of the art special effects to enhance the story rather than dominate it, and by the end I was ready to remember why I quite enjoyed the original from 2019. All of this said, I fear they will try to squeeze a third from the franchise and think that would be an error. This works because of some charismatic performances – particularly from the rather engaging Jack Dylan Grazer as the lovestruck “Freddy”; a great big dragon and an at times quite pithy script. Please let’s leave well alone now?
**Shazam! Fury of the Gods remembered everything that made its predecessor so delightful and delivered a sequel as fun as the first!**
Shazam! Fury of the Gods matches the fun of the first film while, in typical sequel fashion, increasing the action, effects, and scope of the Shazam franchise. Despite being a Shazam movie, Freddy is the primary focus of the film, which I was unsure about at first but enjoyed as the story progressed. Fury of the Gods had many more characters to juggle, leading to some of the Shazam family being sidelined and the villains being reasonably stereotypical. However, all the charm was still there, helping overshadow these flaws. Djimon Hounsou and Helen Mirren brought some maturity and class to the goofball cast, and Zachary Levi was a blast, as always. If you enjoyed the first film, you will also love Fury of the Gods. It’s a bigger serving of all the delight, optimism, and horror-flavoring that made the original great.
Shazam! Fury of the gods does everything better than the first.
Shazam! Fury of the gods is just as good as the first. With everything just elevated and taken beautifully from the prequel. The laughs this film have been adapted to make them generic to all audience ranges, not just targeted towards younger ages. CGI has been turned up a lot, and it’s visible to see through the daughters of atlas and what they bring with them throughout the film.
Speaking of these daughters, – Anthea (played by Rachel Zegler) alongside Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Grazer) have one of the best character dynamics across both films. In these terms, I can praise Fury of the Gods for allowing its characters to go on nice arcs across the film – even giving us some insights to each individual member of the Shazamily.
On the other hand, there were times where I felt FOTG was getting a little too hectic. Certain plot points felt a bit silly, and there were moments in the film where I questioned the amount of silliness that the sequel provides. Sometimes, it was this silliness that drove the plot forward – which allowed audiences not to take the film as seriously, despite the higher stakes. Villain wise, Helen & Lucy’s portrayals of the daughters of atlas were fairly good, but their characters (especially Liu’s) were very one dimensional and we couldn’t respect them as Villains. Rachel Zegler’s Anthea was great, and she was the only one I felt for, however I wish she were involved in more fight scenes with the other daughters, as her potential would’ve improved the quality of these fights that were similar to the first films – not much of an improvement and still, in my opinion, quite weak compared to other superhero fight scenes.
The Shazamily was great, and the foster parents don’t really act like ordinary parents but we can move from that. ( I did love their dynamic with Ashler Angels Billy, who was great in the film!)
Despite the weaknesses, Shazam! FOTG is a bunch of fun and provides a good time. I for sure want Zachary Levi and the team to return!
Wasted Potential To Be Honest
The first Shazam was a pretty good surprise especially in such a consistently bad cinematic universe so a sequel should’ve taken what the first movie did well while also taking note of the criticisms since that’s what great sequels usually do. Sadly that’s not the case here.
This film contains little of the charm and none of the heart of the original. The emotional moments don’t hit the same as they did the first film and the humor just doesn’t work either. On top of the lackluster emotional moments and painfully unfunny jokes, the movie just doesn’t work. All of the new characters are forgettable, the CGI ranges from decent to garbage (what were they thinking with that dragon?), the story is generic beyond belief, the cameos are terrible and the entire film just feels pointless especially given the new direction DC is taking.
Zachary Levi still kills it as Shazam. His charisma and charm get all the points.
Original Language en
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy
Director David F. Sandberg
Writer Henry Gayden, Chris Morgan, Bill Parker
Actors Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer
Country United States
Production Company Warner Bros. Pictures
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