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The movie was, in my mind, both appropriately fun and appropriately dark for the source material. It flew over my head when I read the original Fawcett comics material as a kid (DC reprinted it when my dad was a kid and we have runs of a lot of that stuff), but Billy Batson's life was terrible. Like, protagonist in a Dickens novel terrible. They put a "lil orphan Annie" shine on it, but he was a homeless orphan--made homeless by his uncle's greed--who had to work full-time to support himself. If anything, the movie was made brighter by giving him the foster system and eventually the entire Marvel family in one go.I finally watched Shazam! and it was just a delightful movie all around. Really fun stuff with a good sense of humor.
Not to start the discourse, but can Booster Gold be anything but a straight, white male? Booster Gold's whole deal is that he is a dude from the future (privileged) who thinks he can hop on back to the "primitive" past, and live like a king because he's just that good and "better" than everybody else. That's modern white guys to a T! Never mind the fact that a contemporary interpretation of BG would likely position him as being a social media influencerCan you imagine The Discourse if Booster Gold gets a POC makeover? Now that I'm imagining it I kinda can't wait
Everything you described from a personality and background perspective could describe Kumar from Harold & Kumar. In fact, just make Booster & BB into Harold & Kumar. It would work perfectly! Minorities can be lovable dickbags with hearts of gold too. I know you mean well, but to suggest that only white people should play flawed characters is just a different kind of racism. We minorities ought to get to have fun too instead of being Eagle Scouts all the time.Not to start the discourse, but can Booster Gold be anything but a straight, white male?