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Shazam!

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USA  •    •  132m  •    •  Directed by: David F. Sandberg.  •  Starring: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Adam Brody, Djimon Hounsou, Faithe Herman, Meagan Good, Grace Fulton, Michelle Borth, Ian Chen, Ross Butler, Jovan Armand.  •  Music by: Benjamin Wallfisch.
        We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's (Angel) case, by shouting out one word-'SHAZAM!-'this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart-'inside a ripped, godlike body-'Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he'll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).

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"Shazam!" (2019) is the new DC movie and, in my opinion, the best since "The Dark Knight Rises". It can be funny, interesting and dramatic and for a superhero movie this is a great achievement.

Billy Batson (Asher Angel) is only 14 years old, but received from an old wizard the gift of becoming an adult superhero named Shazam (Zachary Levi). By shouting the word SHAZAM!, the teenager becomes a powerful adult godlike to have fun and test his skills. However, he must learn that with great power come great responsibilities to face the evil Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong).

It's very hard not to like this movie as it has all the ingredients and more to delight the casual superhero movie worshiper. If there is one thing we have to admit all is that "Shazam" is admittedly a comedy movie. In this movie we will not see poor and cheap comedy, but rather genuinely funny comedy. Even the most critical person is going to laugh out loud at the funniest scenes in the movie, because it overflows with them. But since it's not all rosy and the producers took very seriously the fact that the superhero is a 14-year-old boy, there are no very emblematic action scenes or choreographies, but simpler fight scenes.

Coming to the cast, we have as "Shazam!" Zachary Levi who can perfectly represent a 14 year old boy in an adult body. He has a charisma from another dimension and a perfect comic timing. Asher Angel, who plays Billy Batson is not that good, but manages to deliver a good performance, although he can not represent Zachary Levi's joy and euphoria so well, making him less cheerful and euphoric and more reserved and quiet, which leaves the character a little unbalanced, but is something that never affects the viewer during the film. Now, Jack Dylan Grazer, who plays an orphanage boy, steals the scene. He can represent envy, enthusiasm, joy, fear and many other emotions with incredible truth! The rest of the cast is all well and good in what it proposes, were it not for one exception. Mark Strong as the villain. He is very generic and in all the scenes he has to walk calmly, stop, pose, take off his sunglasses and make bad face. But within the concept of the film, it's not such a bother in general. Summarizing and concluding, "Shazam!" Is an entertaining and funny movie that any fan of superhero movies will love.


Review by tmasterino from the Internet Movie Database.