Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home.
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.
Some bar scenes were shot at the American Legion in Tucker, Georgia. See more »
Early in the film there is a scene where some Klan members are shooting up the house of a woman because she is dating a black man. They wait for the second floor bedroom light to come on before they start shooting, but when the film cuts back to the scene outside a second later the bedroom light is not on. See more »
Written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson
Performed by Roy Orbison
Courtesy of Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
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In an age where stories that focus on racial tensions in the US tend to be either oversimplified and/or propogandistic, this truth-based story hits a grand slam home run. Henson and Rockwell both deserve Oscar nods for their electric performances, and the writing is spot on. My only issue with it would be that while the story really took its time to show Rockwell's character as a three dimensional human being with vulnerabilities, flaws (obviously), and attributes, it did not do this on the same level with Henson's character, who left me feeling like I barely got a glimpse of her life as a mother and activist. But all in all, well worth a few hours in a theater.
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