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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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

If you want to save the world, say the magic word. 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

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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:

$123,984,934, 23 April 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$321,937,864, 21 April 2019
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In one scene, characters are buying beer with the name Bärs Lager. The word "bärs" (roughly pronounced "behrsh") is Swedish slang for "beer", much like "brewski" in American. This is likely a little Easter egg from Swedish director David F. Sandberg. 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

SPOILER: There is a scene in the closing credits: An imprisoned Dr Sivana meets up with the alien worm Mister Mind, who proposes an alliance. See more »

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User Reviews

 
Very good movie!
7 April 2019 | by broselloSee all my reviews

I'm not sure why people are rating this movie with anything below a 6 stars. My guess is that some people are too engrossed in whether or not the CGI was perfect or too much into details. The movie was pretty true to the comics and had a pretty good storyline and acting.I went with my kids and wife and we all enjoyed it. If you are a comic book freak that is mindful of every little detail then you will most likely find bones to pick with this movie, but if you just want to watch an enjoyable movie, then this one's for you. It's not dark like most DC movies, has action and is funny at times.


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