Shazam! Fury of the Gods: Decent, but Tired

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Shazam! Fury of the Gods – Decent, but Tired

Melanie and Melvin discuss Shazam! Fury of the Gods, a decent-enough sequel that’s far-too-late in a far-too-tired genre.


  • (PATREON EXCLUSIVE) 30-minutes discussing the future DCCU plans to completely rework the canon, something Melanie wasn’t aware of, and why neither of them are interested in a future with more superhero movies (PATREON EXCLUSIVE)
  • Celebrating Shazam!, perhaps DC’s best movie in this particular universe of films.
  • Discussing David F. Sandberg as a creator, both in and out of theaters.
  • Shazam! Fury of the Gods, like most DC movies, is a film with occasional successes but mostly missed opportunities.
  • Noticing the performance disparity between Zachary Levi and Asher Angel, two actors playing different versions of the Barry Batson character.
  • Is the Cinematic Doctrine crew even excited for geek-themed media anymore?
  • Are the Daughters of Atlas good villains? Discuss.
  • Discussing what is quantifiably the worst part of Shazam! Fury of the Gods: The ending.
  • And discussing those credit sequences, which probably don’t matter because the canon is being reworked anyway.


  • Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy
  • Thrifting for Blu-Rays that include (most likely) working Digital Codes
Zachary Levi, Meagan Good, Adam Brody, Ross Butler, and

Shazam! Fury of the Gods is Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence, and language. It features Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Rachel Zegler, Adam Brody, Ross Butler, D.J. Cotrona, Grace Caroline Currey, Meagan Good, Lucy Lio, Djimon Hounsou, Helen Mirren, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Marta Milans, and Cooper Andrews. Directed by David F. Sandberg. Shazam! Fury of the Gods is currently in theaters.

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Melvin Benson Cinematic Doctrine Christian Movie Podcast Host

Melvin Benson is the Founder, Editor-In-Chief, and Lead Host of Cinematic Doctrine. He’s written fiction and nonfiction for over a decade with short stories featured on the Creepypasta Wiki and Wattpad. His novelette Ethereal Temptation, a teen drama with a tinge of magical-realism, can be read for free here. His hope is to see King Jesus glorified as far as the east is from the west!

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