Shazam!

Shazam!

(2019)

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Captain Marvel - the boy given abilities to become an adult superhero in times of need - enters the DC Cinematic Universe. Young Billy Batson finds himself gifted with the power of the wizard Shazam - the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles, and the speed of Mercury. Zachary Levi stars.

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  • The hardest power to depict onscreen is the wisdom of Solomon, but Shazam! makes clever decisions, mixing middle school snark with disarming sweetness. Full Review

  • Levi is a delight in the central role, hilariously conveying the goofy adolescent within the strapping body of his musclebound superhero. Full Review

  • "Shazam" exudes a boyish spirit appropriate for a superhero origin story about a teenager who gets invested with powers far beyond his adolescent imagination. This latest DC adventure is, however, a mixed bag that doesn't quite work. Full Review

  • Buoyant and unpretentious, Shazam! aims low and mostly succeeds, a kid-friendly caper powered with enough energy to keep its target audience engaged with a fun central conceit that plays like a cross between Big and Superman. Full Review

  • "Shazam!" suggests that if you're taking a superhero's powers deadly seriously, you may not be totally connecting with the spirit of the comics. The movie says: You've got to giggle at this stuff. That's part of the adventure. Full Review