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Shazam! (2019)

Shazam! (2019)


Zachary Levi
Mark Strong
Asher Angel
Jack Dylan Grazer

Directed by David F. Sandberg

Except you are biased based on the fact that this movie was supposed to be the Antman level of D.C. movies, you just have to admit this is the most fun you can get watching any D.C. movie. The plot and comedy is well crafted that you just forget the silliness of the movie.

Well directed by David F. Sandberg, this is the seventh installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). The actors were just having as much fun as we the viewers were. Now I can say that the weak part of the movie is when the whole family became "Shazams" i just hated the acting at that point. It was just too many people being childish at the same time.

That aside the best D.C. movie I have seen so far. This is thanks to Zachary Levi who plays Shazam and Jack Dylan Grazer who played Freddy. Freddy is Billy's foster brother and best friend.

So the plot starts as thus, Shazam a wizard who is getting old and needs to send his power to a new bearer. He summons a young boy who is worthy of it the young boy is named Thaddeus (the old Thaddeus who is the movie’s villain is played by Mark Strong). The moment Thaddeus was to receive the power he gets tempted by the seven deadly sins and his heart was no longer pure. The Wizard rejects him.

Our soon to be hero (Billy played by Asher Angel) was a young foster child who is finding it hard to stay put. He keeps running away from the foster families looking for his mother. His new foster home had a young boy named Freddy who is all into superheroes.

When Billy gets summoned by the Wizard and found to be pure of heart, he is bestowed the power. To become the new Shazam. The first person he runs to was Freddy for guidance on being a hero. Things went sore between them at first, but the moment the villain appears, Billy had to step up from being an overgrown child to the hero he is supposed to be.

D.C. created a universe for their heroes and so far they have been struggling to keep the universe running smoothly. We have had recasts, reboots and the recast and reboots are not ending anytime soon.

We still don’t know who the new Batman and Superman will be. Suicide Squad is facing a reboot, it is just not going the way Disney/Marvel has it. Now Disney has gotten the rights to their X-Men universe back, Marvel is going to be going stronger.

To be fair, D.C. has managed to deliver in Wonder Woman (2017) and Aquaman (2018), but I can confidently say, this movie is the most fun I have had watching any D.C. movie.

Go see it, you will love it too.


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