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Shazam! (2019)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 5 April 2019 (USA)
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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.

Director:

David F. Sandberg

Writers:

Henry Gayden (screenplay by), Henry Gayden (story by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zachary Levi ... Shazam
Mark Strong ... Dr. Sivana
Asher Angel ... Billy Batson
Jack Dylan Grazer ... Freddy Freeman
Adam Brody ... Super Hero Freddy
Djimon Hounsou ... Wizard
Faithe Herman ... Darla Dudley
Meagan Good ... Super Hero Darla
Grace Fulton ... Mary Bromfield
Michelle Borth ... Super Hero Mary
Ian Chen ... Eugene Choi
Ross Butler ... Super Hero Eugene
Jovan Armand ... Pedro Peña
D.J. Cotrona ... Super Hero Pedro
Marta Milans ... Rosa Vasquez
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Storyline

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 (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Every Hero Has A Secret See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action, language, and suggestive material | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Billy Batson and the Legend of Shazam! See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,505,326, 7 April 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$138,067,613, 19 May 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$359,801,984, 12 May 2019
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Billy is transported to see the Wizard during a subway ride similarly to the way it happened in the DC animated short, Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam (2010) and the New 52 origin story. See more »

Goofs

Shazam catches the falling bus by pressing his hands against the windshield, which somehow stays intact. It would surely have collapsed under such force. See more »

Quotes

[Shazam and Sivana are in the sky]
Dr. Thaddeus Sivana: Only I have the power to unleash...
Shazam: [can't hear him] Wait, WHAT?
Dr. Thaddeus Sivana: ...you will beg for mercy...
Shazam: Are you making some, like, big, evil-guy speech right now or somethin'? You're like a mile away from me, and there's traffic and cars and stuff! All I see is mouth-movin'!
Dr. Thaddeus Sivana: As I feast on your heart...
Shazam: Ah, whatever, screw it!
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Crazy Credits

The end credits sequence are a sequence of notebook drawings featuring the characters of this movie with other popular DC Comics heroes. See more »

Connections

References Batman Forever (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Big Sean (as Sean Anderson), Calvin Harris, Brittany Talia Hazzard (as Brittany Hazzard), Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams
Performed by Calvin Harris featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited and Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
Katy Perry appears courtesy of Capitol Records
Big Sean appears courtesy of Getting Out Dreams, Inc./Def Jam Recordings
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Probably an unpopular opinion
27 March 2019 | by dynamiteheaddy-43387See all my reviews

It was pretty much exactly what I expected which is a really enjoyable and lighthearted superhero film with some funny moments and that will be enough for most people but it just didn't blow me away. No way this is a 10 like some are suggesting and to nitpick, adult Billy acts nothing like young Billy at all. Don't get me wrong - its still a fun movie which I can recommend.


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