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)
The production designers suggested having toys of Superman's enemy Lex Luthor in the toy shop, but David F. Sandberg rejected the idea saying it felt too inappropriate and sleazy to have toys of a villain. See more »
The lightning that transforms Shazam between his normal form and his superhero form is shown to be very destructive and painful to people nearby him when he transforms, yet at the carnival, he transforms with multiple people within inches of him, yet this seems to affect none of them. See more »
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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