Lights, Camera, Discussion! #3: In Shazam, DC Has Finally Found A Superhero Who Loves Being One
In our latest episode of Lights, Camera, Discussion, we take a look at Warner Brothers’ ‘Shazam’ and its potential impact on the DC Extended Universe.
Superhero movies have been an integral part of the modern day pop culture mythos. We’ve had Marvel and DC trying to butt heads with their movies while they’re trying to one-up each other with box-office collections and Rotten Tomatoes’ critics score.
As ‘Shazam’ hits theatres on April 5, we take a look at the movies, the genre and what it really means to create a universe around a superhero.
Over the years, we’ve rarely seen superheroes who enjoy having extraordinary powers. We’ve seen a miserable ‘alien’ in ‘Man of Steel’, a dark and brooding orphan in ‘The Dark Knight’ and an overtly serious Green Lantern spin-off in ‘Captain Marvel’. This is going to be the first instance where fans are introduced to be a superhero who loves being one.
In our series of video podcasts on everything pop-culture, Lights, Camera, Discussion, we’ve spoken about The Academy Awards 2019 and Amir Khan. In our latest episode, we talk about Shazam and what really makes a good superhero movie.