I probably won’t catch Shazam! on the big screen. It looks okay, but I’ve hit a superhero fatigue that will only be resolved by a certain Bat-Man. This Zachary Levi pic will likely make bank, but it won’t score Movies In Focus‘ hard-earned cash. That might change if I get invited to some junket/screening/premiere action, but not at this moment in time. Just say the word
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).
Shazam! hits in UK cinemas 5April 2019