Have you heard about the movie Shazam?
Well… SHAZAM! Here’s my review…
First, you know how some movies say PG-13 and it’s like, meh? Well, this one really is PG-13. It had some pretty scary demonic monsters in it. Demonic! YIKES!
I was really surprised because the trailer didn’t allude to this at all. I just figured it’d be a good kid type movie based on the previews and was looking forward to a somewhat wholesome film. While it did teach some good lessons, like don’t be self-centered etc, I just wish it hadn’t had such creepy monsters and the extreme fight/action scenes with the demons.
If it hadn’t been for that part, I would have really liked the movie. Shazam was funny. It had some action that wasn’t too crazy(except for the stuff mentioned above). It had some surprising stuff that was funny. The kids and adults were entertained the entire time. Plus, the ending was great.
Here’s my advice for deciding whether to see the movie or not. I liked it. I didn’t like the demonic creatures but liked that they lost the fight. I liked that the good guys/gals won. I also liked how the main characters evolved emotionally through the movie and a lot of the subtle lessons throughout regarding caring for others, loving others, and not being self-serving.
If your kids are over 13 and are not afraid of horror movies, then this is a good movie in a lot of ways. If you don’t want your kids to see that stuff and your little girl to afraid to sleep in her own room or sons too afraid to sleep after seeing a movie, DEFINITELY skip this one.