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‘Shazam’ Reactions Roundup – Another Win For DC



Last Thursday, the social media embargo for David F. Sandberg’s Shazam broke, leaving the Twittersphere buzzing with excitement for Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema’s next DC Films outing.

After the financial and critical success of Wonder Woman and Aquaman it looks like there’s another hit on DC’s hands from the reactions. With many praising it’s heart and humour. I was surprised to see so many say it was scary in some parts.

Enjoy the following selection of responses from critics and fans in attendance:

Shazam Synopsis:

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Asher Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Zachary Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard (Djimon Hounsou). 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 (Mark Strong).

Shazam hits screens April 5, 2019.

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