Overall Rank: 1941
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 34
Theatrical Release Date: 04/05/2019
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 07/16/2019
Genre: Action, Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: David F. Sandberg
Actors: Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Djimon Hounsou, Asher Angel, Grace Fulton
Plot: Streetwise foster kid Billy Batson, like many teens, has always dreamed of being a superhero. But thanks to a run-in with a wizard, and a little magic, Billy just has to utter the word Shazam! and finds himself transformed into an adult superhero - and must decide how best to use this newfound power. -- Chris Kavan
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Hurricane2000 - wrote on 01/16/2020
Small Heartwarming Film It’s nothing big and epic, But Shazam! proves that not all Superhero movies have to be big and ambitious. Sometimes taking it easy is the way to go. Rating: Fresh
Rod - wrote on 11/02/2019
Surprisingly entertaining and good-humored piece. On how it was directed, it targets both young audiences and young at heart. I couldn't believe I would actually laugh on its jokes and punchlines. I thought it was made for middle schoolers but here I am, a 26-year old unemployed dude enjoying the movie more than I predicted I would. Definitely worth our while. I will be waiting for a sequel!
Indyfreak - wrote on 08/13/2019
Thanks to a fun performance by Zachary Levi and a light yet imaginative spirit, Shazam is an entertaining take on the superhero genre. It works fine as a family film, a buddy flick, and a tentpole blockbuster. Levi plays the part similar to Tom Hanks in Big;he’s just a big kid at heart. Mark Strong is serviceable as the villain but he’s less interesting than his own demonic henchmen. It does run a little too long like the other DCEU movies.
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Matthew Brady - wrote on 05/07/2019
Me a few years ago: "Hey DC, are you trying to f**k this up on purpose? Seriously! What the hell is going on over there."
DC: OK Matt
Me after Shazam: Well, that's more like it.
I've been harsh at DC for awhile now, but for good reasons. I don't want them to fail, it's just that they keep missing the point. However they are listening and improving. If this is the direction DC is taking, then I think it will exciting and ambitious, if done properly.
'Shazam!' is the true hero DC needs right now, right behind 'Wonder Women' for this rocky cinematic universe. It’s fun, light-hearted, funny and embraces the corniness. Although don’t let that trick you into thinking it doesn’t have any serious moments, because when it gets dark, it’s absolutely terrifying and no surprise …
Chris Kavan - wrote on 04/11/2019
Before Captain Marvel there was... Captain Marvel - but DC had to let go of the rights and thus we get Shazam! instead. I guess it worked out for the best because you just can't help but smile when you say Shazam! (I dare you to try - and if you can... YOU MONSTER!) - and you can't help but smile while watching the latest DCEU film.
Shazam! comes on the heels of Aquaman, where DC decided to cut loose and have a little fun. While Aquaman was nearly over-the-top with its action and just its look, Shazam! is much more grounded - and it owes a lot to the Tom Hanks classic Big (which it pays homage to in a fun way). Our "hero" as it is, is not an alien from a distant planet, or a billionaire with a lot of toys or a warrior from a secretive race - no, he's actually just an ordinary kid …
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Hurricane2000 - wrote on 2019-01-26 15:30
My Box Office Prediction
Opening: $67 Million
Domestic: $180 Million
Overseas: $322 Million
Worldwide: $502 Million
My Say: Considering Aquaman has been a massive box office success (Over $1 Billion Worldwide), Shazam! good surprise us, BUT, It will definitely not gross as much as Aquaman Because Shazam isn’t the most famous DC character, Plus Endgame comes out a few weeks later. But I think Shazam will surprise in a smaller way with it Grossing at the highest around $500 Million …