Thursday was a rare, good day. Took in two opening days in one. In the morning a friend and I went to Downtown Detroit to catch the Detroit Tigers home opener at Comerica Park with a few of his relatives. While true I’m not the biggest of baseball fans, I still enjoy going to a game every now and then. Just wish the weather had been a bit warmer but that’s Michigan for you. The Tigers actually won, a good start to their season. It was a nice day out, don’t get too many of those these days especially since I’m still on the job search. Jobs in my field are not easy to find in this state unfortunately.
After the game, we all had dinner and then went on our separate ways. My friend and I decided it was still too early for the fun day to end so we mulled over various things we could do on the cheap. One of us thought of catching a movie, but which one? We zipped on home to check what movies were playing and noticed two movies that didn’t officially open until tomorrow were playing. “Pet Sematary” and “Shazam!” both looked interesting so after the ole “eenie meenie miney moe” we decided on “Shazam!”
“Shazam!” was quite entertaining. I think DC is learning a thing or two from Marvel with their films. “Shazam!” is the story of a young teenager who has gone through more than a few foster homes. During his stay with his latest foster family, he gets recruited by a wizard to become a hero and now turns into an adult superhero when he speaks the magic word. Everything seems to be all fun and games of course until the bad guy shows up with an attitude and some pretty scary minions at his command. To me the feel of this movie is a bit “Spider-Man: Homecoming” right on down to the end credits music (Ramones used in both but different songs of course) but that doesn’t lessen the enjoyability factor. As with any origin story, the set up takes a bit before getting to the whole superhero part, but there are some great visuals, good comedy, and the stereotypical comic book bad guy. Another fun superhero movie. I give this a 7.5 out of 10