When I watched Split it wasn't revealed until the last scene that it was related to Unbreakable. Suddenly, we saw Bruce Willis' character, David Dunn. It wasn't really publicized until they announced the third movie, Glass.
Richard, Unbreakable, Split and Glass is a trilogy I've been meaning to see ever since I found out it was a trilogy. We saw Unbreakable in the theater, and it also happens to be one of the first movies we ever bought on DVD. At this point it is the only one of the three we have seen. IIRC, you recommended (or perhaps I read it elsewhere) that the movies should be watched in order. I made a note of it but haven't yet followed through.
Speaking of movie I have seen lately…
SHAZAM!: This one is a very faithful adaptation of the origin of the current comic book version.
AVENGERS: ENDGAME: Trevor F. Noah spoiled this one for me. I have some thoughts but I want to read the discussion first.
Yes, the three movies should be watched in order of release.
Still haven't seen Avengers Endgame, or Captain Marvel. Haven't been going to the theater for very good reasons. Since I tend to buy the DVDs, I will either see them when the DVDs are available or on demand if sooner.
SHAZAM! I've just seen it. Didn't like it. In his first scene, Billy disqualifies himself from what the wizard seeks. Once he gets his powers, he steals, which should disqualify him; he's cowardly. I don't know what the recent comics are like, but this film misses the intent of the original comics by a LONGSHOT.
"I don't know what the recent comics are like..."
The recent comics are exactly like that. The origin (serialized, collected in tpb, Geoff Johns and Gary Frank)is, anyway. I quite like the current regular series, however.
At least I have my reprints. This was like having HANCOCK as the first SUPERMAN theatrical film in 75 years.
I really don't like that re-design of Captain Marvel's uniform, and I really, really don't like the image on that cover.
Did you see the the new hardcover collection of the 1973 Shazam! series (first 18 issues)?
I bought that one. It has a new introduction written by Jerry Ordway.
I'd seen that it was coming. I will buy it, but I haven't seen it yet. I hope there's a second volume collecting the rest of Shazam! and what was in World's Finest and Adventure Comics.
One other thing about the Shazam! movie: I don’t like that when Billy is transformed into his heroic persona that he remains mentally immature. Included among his powers is supposed to be the “Wisdom of Solomon.” He was never portrayed as childish in the comics (childlike, maybe, but not childish).
100% agree with you on that one.