I got to see SHAZAM! early and my goodness was it way more entertaining than I thought it would be! I think I have a new favorite DC movie!!!
I will admit that I didn't know too much about Shazam before the movie was announced, besides watching him in a few of the DC animated movies and in the first Injustice video game, but the movie did a great job of telling his origin as well as establishing him as a major hero in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU).
You probably have heard people refer SHAZAM! as a mix between Big and Superman and they are totally right! Also a good indicator as to if I enjoy a superhero film is if I want to be that hero for Halloween and I TOTALLY want to be Shazam this year! Here are some of my initial, SPOILER-FREE, thoughts on the film and what stood out to me:
- Zachary Levi finally has an iconic role that I think everyone will love him as.
- The trailers didn't show everything in the film and I'm glad they didn't
- There really isn't any side character that is wasted.
- This is now my favorite DCEU movie
Watch my full review for SHAZAM! below:
I'm giving the film 9 out of 10 Shazam logos, which are technically lightning bolts, so go see the movie in theaters and trust me when I say this movie paints a bright future for DC to come back! SHAZAM! is in theaters on April 5th!
Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures