Shazam! is a 2019 American superhero film directed by David F. Sandberg.
Starring Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Djimon Hounsou, Faithe Herman, Grace Fulton, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Marta Milans and others.
Warner Bros. Pictures on Monday, March 04, 2019 released the trailer:
SHAZAM! - Official Trailer 2 - Only In Theaters April 5.
In 1974, young Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong) is riding in a car with his father and brother when he is suddenly transported to the Rock of Eternity, a magical temple in another dimension. There, the ancient wizard Shazam has spent centuries searching for someone pure of heart on whom to bestow his power and name as champion, after the previous champion released the Seven Deadly Sins which killed the rest of the Council of Wizards. Thaddeus is tempted by the Eye of Sin, through which he hears the voices of the Sins, trapped in stone statues, promising him power if he will free them. The wizard deems Thaddeus unworthy and magically returns him to the car, where he makes a scene that leads to a car accident, crippling his father. The Sins send Thaddeus a message telling him to find them.
In present-day Philadelphia, 14-year-old foster child Billy Batson (Asher Angel) continually runs away from foster homes to search for his birth mother, from whom he became separated while at a carnival ten years prior. He is placed in a group home run by Victor and Rosa Vasquez (Marta Milans), with five other foster children: Mary Bromfield (Grace Fulton), Pedro Peña (Jovan Armand), Eugene Choi (Ian Chen), Darla Dudley (Faithe Herman), and superhero enthusiast Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Grazer). Meanwhile, the embittered Sivana succeeds in his lifelong quest to find a way back to the Rock of Eternity. He steals the Eye of Sin, becoming the Sins' vessel, bests the wizard, and uses his newfound power to kill his father, brother, and Sivana Industries' board of directors.
At school, Billy defends Freddy from bullies and is chased into a subway, where he is transported to the Rock of Eternity. The wizard chooses Billy to be his new champion: By saying the name "Shazam", Billy is transformed into an adult superhero. The wizard turns to dust, leaving his magical staff behind. At home, Freddy is taken into Billy's confidence and helps him explore his newfound powers, which include super strength, speed, near-invulnerability, and electricity manipulation. By saying "Shazam" again, he can transform back into his normal body. Freddy posts viral videos of the new superhero, and Billy starts skipping school to use his powers to busk for money and fame, straining his friendship with Freddy. When Billy accidentally endangers and then saves a bus full of people, Sivana confronts him, demanding that he surrender his powers. Billy discovers that he can fly, and manages to escape. His foster siblings deduce that he is the superhero, and complete his search for his mother, who lives nearby. Billy rushes to see her, but is disheartened to learn that she abandoned him, having felt inadequate to raise him as a single teenage mother.
Here is the full cast and characters of Shazam!.
The film Shazam! was scheduled to be released on March 15, 2019 (Toronto), on April 4, 2019 (Germany, Hungary) and on April 5, 2019 (United States) by Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment Australia, Alexandra Films, Blitz Film & Video Distribution, InterCom, Karo Premiere, Kinomania, NOS Audiovisuais, SF Film Finland, SF Norge A/S, Sulpak Cinema, Svensk Filmindustri (SF), Tanweer Alliances, Vertical Entertainment, Warner Bros. F.E., Warner Bros. Singapore, HBO Max, Roadshow Entertainment, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Home Video.
The duration of the film is 132 minutes. With a budget of $80 - 100 million, the film grossed over $366 million.
The film Shazam! is rated with "PG-13" rating.
Shazam! got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.1/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 90/100. The audience also loves the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
More information about Shazam! you can get at:
Official website: warnerbros.com/movies/shazam
Wikipedia: Shazam! (film)