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 fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the grown-up superhero Shazam.
Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (a.k.a. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg Cable.
In Philadelphia, Billy Batson is an abandoned child who is proving a nuisance to Child Services and the authorities with his stubborn search for his lost mother. However, in his latest foster home, Billy makes a new friend, Freddy, and finds himself selected by the Wizard Shazam to be his new champion. Now endowed with the ability to instantly become an adult superhero by speaking the wizard's name, Billy gleefully explores his new powers with Freddy. However, Billy soon learns that he has a deadly enemy, Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, who was previously rejected by the wizard and has accepted the power of the Seven Deadly Sins instead. Now pursued by this mad scientist for his own power as well, Billy must face up to the responsibilities of his calling while learning the power of a special magic with his true family that Sivana can never understand.Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Near the abandoned warehouse where Freddy trains Billy and records his powers, a factory with the sign "Ace Chemicals" is in the background. That's the factory where the Joker was born. (Batman (1989) renamed the factory Axis Chemicals.) Harley Quinn was also created by the Joker at the "Ace Chemicals" Factory. See more »
The Wizard chooses Billy to become Shazam because he feels he's a good person and worthy to have his powers. Shortly after that, Billy violates Wizard's trust and abuses his new powers by doing immoral things like buying beer (being he's really underage), stealing money from an ATM, stealing sodas from a vending machine, destroying school text books with his lightning, and finally, performing shows to make money. See more »
My 8 year old doesn't love superhero movies (he doesn't ask to watch them) so I was surprised when he asked to see this. After about 20-30 mins he wanted to go home because nothing was happening. We stuck it out and he was so glad we did. He loved it (especially because there was swearing - his favourite thing).
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