• Zachary Levi's ‘Shazam!' Is ‘Pure Superhero Entertainment' and 6 Other Electrifying Reviews

    3 monthes ago - By The Wrap

    Reviews are in for Zachary Levi's “Shazam!” and most critics agree - it's a “slick” and “entertaining” superhero film, and “DC's most joyful and sweet movie since the days of Christopher Reeve's ‘Superman.'”
    The DC film starring Zachary Levi in the title role of an adult superhero with the spirit of a 14-year-old won't be hitting theaters until April 5, but it's already showing signs of blockbuster potential, thanks to word of mouth from impressed critics.
    While one critic called “Shazam!” the “slickest DC movie in years,” TheWrap's own film critic Alonso Duralde says, “This new DC entry...
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  • SHAZAM! Reviews Are In - Here's What Critics Are Saying About The Latest DC Comics Movie

    3 monthes ago - By Comic Book Movie

    The first reviews for Shazam! have arrived but is this another fan-pleasing effort like Aquaman or another big DCEU disappointment? Find a roundup of verdicts for the movie after the jump...
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  • ‘Shazam!' Review: Hilarity and Heart Make This Throwback Superhero Movie a Breath of Fresh Air

    ‘Shazam!' Review: Hilarity and Heart Make This Throwback Superhero Movie a Breath of Fresh Air

    3 monthes ago - By Slash Film

    There's a moment for every superhero movie fan where something clicks. Whether it's when we pick up a comic book, flip to a superhero TV show, or watch a superhero movie for the first time, it's the magic of experiencing something greater, weirder, and just generally more than us. The entirety of Shazam! is like that magical moment.
    A raucous, charming kid adventure that is a delight to behold from start to finish, Shazam! feels like a throwback both to '80s comedies and to the superhero movies of the early 2000s, with abundant callbacks to both genres. But rather than playing like an...
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  • ‘Shazam!' Reaction: Zachary Levi's Superhero Stint Is a Jolly Good Time

    3 monthes ago - By The Wrap

    [Spoiler alert: Do not read on or watch the video above if you are worried about “Shazam!” spoilers or teasers.]
    Guys, DC has done it. We have an entertaining, lighthearted superhero movie that awakens the child in all of us, but also, at times, can give us a big fright.
    David F. Sandberg directs Zachary Levi and Asher Angel in this superhero iteration that follows a kid who can transform into a muscular, good-looking superhero by simply saying “Shazam!”
    Watch the video above.
    Also Read: Why Warner Bros.' Big Change Won't Disrupt the DC Universe
    Warner Bros./New Line's “Shazam!” got its...
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  • Shazam! Early Reviews: A Spectacular Coming-Of-Age Superhero Triumph

    Shazam! Early Reviews: A Spectacular Coming-Of-Age Superhero Triumph

    3 monthes ago - By Screen Rant

    Early reviews for Shazam! are rolling in just head of the film's April 5 release. Based on the comic series of the same name, this film marks the first big screen DC film of the year, following the massive success of Aquaman last December. In Shazam! , a 14-year-old foster kid named Billy Batson is imbued with super powers after an ancient wizard personally chooses him to be his super-powered champion - and more noticeably transforms him into an adult superhero by simply uttering the word "Shazam." Though his new abilities start off as fun and games, with Billy and his foster brother...
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  • SHAZAM! Review: Not A Boy, Not Yet A Superhero

    SHAZAM! Review: Not A Boy, Not Yet A Superhero

    3 monthes ago - By Birth Movies Death

    The first superhero not only about, but seemingly made by childen, DC's latest adventure needs more adult guidance.
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  • Shazam! Review: A Charming, If Uninventive Superhero Origin Story

    Shazam! Review: A Charming, If Uninventive Superhero Origin Story

    3 monthes ago - By Screen Rant

    Shazam! is a wildly fun superhero adventure, with plenty of humor and heart, but struggles at times to strike a good balance between levity and drama. The latest entry in Warner Bros. and DC Films' unofficially titled DC Extended Universe, Shazam! , introduces viewers to one of the sillier superhero premises in the franchise. A teenage boy is granted powers by a magical staff-wielding wizard, and in doing so, gives the boy the ability to transform into an adult superhero - fully equipped with a bright red suit and white cape. However, to avoid Shazam! veering too far into campiness...
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  • ‘Shazam!' Film Review: DC Comics Gets a Bouncy Burst of Big-Screen Ebullience

    3 monthes ago - By The Wrap

    If the “Wonder Woman” and “Aquaman” movies represented DC Comics' first big-screen steps away from the austere color palette of the Zach Snyder movies, “Shazam!” takes us deeply into primary colors in a single bound. There's still a touch of urban decay and kitchen-table warmth on display - this is by no means Warren Beatty's “Dick Tracy” or a candy-colored Cartoon Network production - but this new DC entry has a lovely lightness, both in the visuals and in its tone.
    Before the 1940s serials and the 1970s Saturday-morning TV show, “Shazam!” was born in a magazine called Whiz Comics...
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