Review | Shazam!

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A fifteen year old boy inherits powers he doesn’t know how to use.

Review 2019 by Flytrap

Shazam!

Written by: Henry Gayden

Directed by: David F. Sandberg

Starring: Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Marta Milans, Cooper Andrews, Grace Fulton, Djimon Hounsou
Complete cast and crew are here

Rated PG-13
Running time: 132 Mins

In order to find out what he can do, the boy gets some help from a fellow adoptee. What the new superhero doesn’t know is that there is a powerful warlock seeking to take his power for himself.

Just about everything works here; it’s funny, sometimes sad and often exciting. Watching Shazam figure out what he can do and the leads all have enormous chemistry. A  great soundtrack and superb special effects make this more fun than we deserve. DC, this is how you do it.

My only gripe is that the other foster kinds were not given much depth.

I was enormously entertained, so, I’ll give this a must see. There is a mid-credit scene (after some very entertaining credits) and a post credit scene that is worth waiting for.

Flytrap rating: 9/10

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