“A Book Report on a Movie” by JB, age 10
Billy Batson (Frank Coughlin) is the only character we like because he is the only character who is even close to being normal. Billy starts having second thoughts about desecrating this crazy tomb and runs away, only to run smack dab into this wizard guy who gives him magic powers. When Billy shouts “Shazam!” he turns into Captain Marvel (Tom Tyler). I thought it was a neat idea to have one actor play the normal guy and a different bigger stronger actor to play the super hero. When I saw Batman Hates Superman on the cable last week, I saw Bruce Wayne and Batman and wished Ben Affleck had played neither.
I heard somewhere that Raiders of the Lost Ark was based off of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg’s fond memories of old movie cereals when they were kids. Well, it’s a little more than fond memories because whole chunks of Raiders seem copied off of Captain Marvel, the whole archeology thing, an artifact that is a weapon that emits kind of like a laser beam, and things like that. I think Sister Lee Ann would say that Raiders is plagerized and she would call up Lucas and Spielberg’s moms and tell them they copied and make Lucas and Spielberg write it again!
The Adventures of Captain Marvel avoided a mistake I saw in other movie cereals. In the other ones, there is a fistfight like every eight minutes, and it gets boring. In Captain Marvel, the troubles and traps and bad things that the characters get into are a whole bunch of different stuff: runaway cars, exploding planes, rivers of lava, and booby-trapped machine guns, it wasn’t just two guys socking each other on the jaw over and over and over again. I thought it was good that the filmmakers tried to go for cool stuff instead of just stupid stuff.
Official The Adventures of Captain Marvel Thrill-O-Meter Reading: 68%
(Some pretty good cliff-hangers, I could see why some people say this is one of the best cereals ever made)
(Very few, the Scorpion is supposed to be menacing, but he’s more like one of my Dad’s friends in his pajamas)
(Some great stunt work and convincing falls, leaps, and FLYING)
The assignment that Sister Lee Ann assigned was supposed to be 1000 words. I know, right? Come on, I am in the fifth grade. I am a little short, so I am also including pictures of Sister Lee Ann and my school.