Run time: 132 MINS
Director: David Sandberg
Cast: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Djimon Hounsou
Synopsis: We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM! —this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam
David F. Sandberg [Annabelle: Creation (2017)] directs Shazam!, an American superhero film based on the DC Comics character (originally known as Captain Marvel) created by artist C. C. Beck and writer Bill Parker character in 1939, with a screenplay by Henry Gayden.
The film stars Zachary Levi [The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel (TV Series, 2018), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Chuck (TV Series, 2007-2012)] as the titular DC Super Hero, along with Asher Angel [Andi Mack (TV Series, 2017-2019)] as Billy Batson, and Mark Strong [Deep State (TV Series, 2018), Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017), Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)] in the role of Super-Villain Dr. haddeus Sivana.
Shazam! also stars Jack Dylan Grazer [Beautiful Boy (2018), It (2017)] as Billy’s best friend and ultimate superhero enthusiast, Freddy, with Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou [Blood Diamond (2006), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)] as the Wizard.
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM! —this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a muscle-bound 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 (Strong).
In this big, bright, colourful and witty film, a good time for all the family is guaranteed. Great Easter holiday entertainment.
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