Friday, February 12, 2010

Shazam on Smallville?

Did anyone notice how like the Power of Shazam concept tonight's "Smallville" episode was?

There was an orphan boy who learned a magic word that turned him into a superhero.

In this instance, the boy's mind was the same in the hero's body, making it much like a super-powered "Big," which is what the proposed "Shazam" movie has been described as. This hero used his power to do what he thought was right, protecting the weak, etc, but quickly turned into a bully. By the end he learned that with great power comes great responsibility.

I wonder if this is the kind of story that they were considering for the "Shazam" movie?