Shazam! is a 2019 American superhero comedy film directed by David F. Sandberg.

Official trailers

Warner Bros. Pictures on Monday, March 04, 2019 released the trailer:
SHAZAM! - Official Trailer 2 - Only In Theaters April 5.

Story intro

In 1974 Upstate New York, young Thaddeus Sivana is arguing with his father and older brother during a car trip when he is transported to the Rock of Eternity, a magical temple hidden in another dimension. He meets the ancient wizard Shazam, last of the Council of Wizards, who has spent centuries searching for a new champion who is "pure of heart" after the previous champion, driven by revenge, released the Seven Deadly Sins upon the world. Thaddeus is tempted by the Sins, entrapped in statues, and is deemed unworthy and returned to Earth. In present-day Philadelphia, foster child Billy Batson runs afoul of the law while searching for his birth mother and is placed in a group home run by Victor and Rosa Vasquez with five other foster kids; Mary Bromfield, Pedro Peña, Eugene Choi, Darla Dudley and superhero enthusiast Freddy Freeman. Meanwhile, an embittered adult Sivana discovers a way to return to the Rock of Eternity. There, he steals the Eye of Sin, becoming the Sins' vessel and besting the Wizard before returning to Earth and using the Sins to murder his brother, father and Sivana Industries' board of directors. At school, Billy saves Freddy from bullies and is chased into a subway, where Shazam summons Billy, chosen as the new champion. By calling Shazam's name, Billy is transformed into an adult superhero endowed with the wizard's name; thanking Billy, the Wizard turns to dust, leaving behind his staff. At home, Freddy helps Billy explore his newfound powers: electricity manipulation, near-invulnerability, super-strength, speed, genius-level intellect and flight. Freddy's videos of Shazam testing his powers become a viral sensation, and Billy begins skipping school to use his powers as Shazam for money and fame. Seeing Shazam save a bus on the news, Sivana challenges and easily defeats him, demanding he surrender his powers, but Shazam transforms back into Billy and escapes into a crowd. From the news, Sivana deduces Billy's identity and abducts Freddy to find Billy. At the Vasquez home, the other children also infers Billy's secret and tell him they have found his mother, who lives nearby.

Cast

Asher Angel and Zachary Levi
William "Billy" Batson / Shazam, respectively: A troubled teenaged boy
Mark Strong
Dr. Thaddeus Sivana: A physicist
Jack Dylan Grazer
Frederick "Freddy" Freeman: Billy's foster brother and best friend, a disabled, nerdy superhero enthusiast
Djimon Hounsou
Shazam: An ancient wizard seeking a successor
Faithe Herman
Darla Dudley: Billy's youngest foster sibling at his new home, an energetic and effusive little girl
Grace Fulton
Mary Bromfield: Billy's foster sister at his new home, the "den mother"
Ian Chen
Eugene Choi: Billy's foster brother at his new home, an obsessive gaming enthusiast and budding techie
Jovan Armand
Pedro Peña: Billy's foster brother at his new home, a shy, sensitive kid
Marta Milans
Rosa Vasquez: The foster mother of the group home where Billy and his friends live
Cooper Andrews
Victor Vasquez: The foster father of the group home where Billy and his friends live

About

Principal photography wrapped on May 11, 2018.

The film Shazam! was scheduled to be released by Warner Bros. Entertainment on March 15, 2019 (Toronto), on April 4, 2019 (Germany) and on April 5, 2019 (United States).

The duration of the film is 132 minutes. With a budget of $80 - 100 million, the film grossed over $361.6 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.

Rating

Shazam! got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: shazammovie.com

Google: #Shazam

Youtube: #Shazam

Wikipedia: Shazam! (film)

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