Mini Movie Reviews: Captain Marvel and Shazam!

Posted April 10, 2019 by shooting in TV/Movies / 30 Comments

Who Run the World? Girls!

I saw Captain Marvel last Wednesday with a friend, and I loved it. I really enjoy all the Marvel movies, but this is one I can definitely seem myself re-watching in the future. Captain Marvel aka Carol Danvers is played by the wonderful Brie Larson. This movie was a bit of a blast to the past, as it takes mostly during the 90’s (and the fun soundtrack clearly shows that!!). This was a “getting to know Carol” movie but it was also full of mystery and action. I love that while it’s a superhero film, it’s also about figuring out who you are – and where you came from. It’s about friendships and the family you make. And I love that! Highly recommended.

Say My Name, Say My Name

On Sunday, my mom and I saw Shazam! and it was so much fun. It’s a little over 2 hours long, but it kind of flew by. I didn’t know anything about Shazam as a comic book character going into the movie but I’m a fan. I actually thought that young Billy Batson would disappear when he became Shazam!, played by Zachary Levi, but thankfully, he can go back and forth just by saying – you guessed it – “shazam.” I was happy to learn this because I think Asher Angel, who played the young Billy, did a great job! I loved both him and his friend/foster brother, Freddy, played by the amazing Jack Dylan Grazer (you might know him from the most recent IT film). Shazam! was a really fun film, with plenty of humor, which I always love. I recommend this movie as well!

In Conclusion…

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Both Captain Marvel and Shazam! deal with the families that you make, and not necessarily the ones you are born into, and I think it’s a great “message” for people watching. Plus, they are both action-packed, funny, and just downright fun superhero movies.

30 responses to “Mini Movie Reviews: Captain Marvel and Shazam!

  1. I’m eager to see both of these, and I’m really happy to read you enjoyed them. In one of those small world kind of things, a friend of mine happens to have done orchestrations on the Shazam soundtrack! So I definitely have to start with that one lol

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  2. RO

    There’s not one person I know that saw Captain Marvel, had a bad thing to say about it, and the message is wonderful. I was a little iffy about Shazam, but I definitely plan to check that one out! Hugs…RO

  3. I’ve seen Captain Marvel & loved it! I have not seen Shazam! yet but was kinda going back & forth about seeing it but maybe I will have to.

    Thanks for the reviews! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I’d love to see them both! Waiting for Netflix. Brie Larson is everything. What a perfect actor for that role! Also, she seems to be the most when it comes to being a good person, too.

  5. Both of these movies are high on my list to see! I love Brie Larson and I’ve heard so much good stuff about Captain Marvel. I also adore Zachary Levi so I know I’m going to enjoy Shazam, it just looks so fun! I’m glad to know you liked them both!

  6. I don’t know much about Shazam but I LOVED Capt. Marvel, and I agree- i want to watch that one again. Probably my fave Marvel movie so far…

  7. Awww both of these based in your review sound a lot more interesting and complex than I would have thought if I had blindly purchased a ticket. The main actor in Shazam is adorableโ€”I know nothing about him but apparently he can sing and was just in the village, downtown NYC not too long ago. Thanks for sharing, Lauren!

  8. Shea

    I want to see Captain Marvel! My son is really into Marvel superheroes so I will probably watch it with him when it’s out on video/Netflix. I’ve never heard of Shazam before!

  9. I haven’t yet watched Shazam, but gah, it sounds like so much fun! I loved Captain Marvel and you’re right — they’re both stories abt the families you choose — good point!

  10. Of the two it is actually Shazam that really appeals to me. I shall have to google to see when its due to open here in the UK as I think Mr T would also enjoy it.

  11. I’m not a huge Superhero person, so my husband and son went and saw Captain Marvel. I didn’t know the movie and soundtrack has a 90’s vibe, though. That’s really cool and kinda makes me want to see it!


  12. I heard lots of great things about Captain Marvel, it really sounds like a good movie. I hadn’t heard of Shazam before, but it sounds like a fun one.

  13. I enjoyed Captain Marvel, and I LOVE that we get another female super hero… but it sadly wasn’t a new favorite for me. BUT the genre can be really hit or miss for me. So that makes sense. ๐Ÿ™‚ We finally caught up on that and the Ant Man movies so we are ready to see Endgame in a few weeks! ๐Ÿ™‚ XO – Alexandra

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