April 05, 2019

Shazam! is in theaters on April 5th, 2019.

Set in the city of Brother Love, Shazam! introduces us to the DCU’s newest comic-to-screen adaption. We follow the struggles of orphan Billy Batson as he revels against the foster care system pursuit of his real mother. After being recently relocated to Philadelphia, PA Billy is granted a superhero personality he can summon just by uttering “Shazam!” By an ancient wizard.

What unfolds in the story is heartwarming, fun, thrilling, and in my opinion instantly jumps into the top 3 of my favorite DCU films. If I had to compare, this installment feels like the DCU’s guardians of the galaxy in terms of its tone.

While the story of “Shazam!” Is very old in the comic world, everything about this superhero film adaptation felt refreshing and new. The child actors did a phenomenal job and really carried the movie on their performances.

I hope we get many more adventures with Shazam!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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