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'Mandalorian' reliable, 'Shazam!' offers adventure

'Shazam!' equal to a midrange Marvel movie

The ides of March yielded great fun for nerds, with intriguing developments in the third season of "The Mandalorian" on Disney+ and bombastic, mostly all-ages adventures in the sequel "Shazam! Fury of the Gods."

Three episodes into its third season, there's less of a sense of urgency to the ongoing plot arcs in "The Mandalorian," which is, I suspect, why they're getting resolved more briskly, to ensure the viewership doesn't succumb to what's already been alleged in the entertainment press as "franchise fatigue."

If you were expecting Din Djarin's redemption as a Mandalorian to consume the maj...


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