1 July 2018 | alimdrafi
Came for Shazam, stayed for the rest.
DCEU brings out their first live-action Shazam! movie next year, and having watched a couple of animated movies on the said character, I wanted to know more. So I headed over to watching the first short of this showcase, and no doubt it was good. A proper origin with satisfactory story, starring Black Adam as the villain and Superman as a supporting character, Superman/Shazam! Return of Black Adam short was worth the watch. I only wish they made this into a feature-length animated movie.
Because of the first one, I lingered on to watch the remaining movies as well. Surprisingly, my favorite among them as The Spectre, a character I was totally unknown to, with Jonah Hex coming a close second. Both of these crossed my expectations in ways I never imagined, although you might need some info on Jonah Hex beforehand as no background is provided for him. (That doesn't mean you should watch the bad live-action version; watching a few episodes of Legends of Tomorrow where he features should suffice.)
The Green Arrow and Catwoman shorts weren't bad, but not as good compared to the other three. (Shout out to Neil McDonough who voiced Green Arrow / Oliver Queen in this short, and also played his nemesis Damien Darhk in the live action TV series, Arrow.)
All of these shorts were good, but if I were to rank them, it would be in the following order.
1. The Spectre
2. Jonah Hex
3. Superman/Shazam! Return of Black Adam
5. Green Arrow
I hope you enjoy this.