I have to admit, when this movie was announced, I was SUPER SKEPTICAL! Nothing against the cast and crew… but we all know Warner Brothers has not had the best track record with DC movies. And the skepticism only grew with set pics that were released.
But I’ll say it, seeing the first trailer from San Diego, eating a little crow, because SHAZAM! looks like loads of fun!
Check out the trailer below!
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).
Though Geoff Johns is no longer overseeing the direction of the DCEU, his early comments about making the DC movies more lighthearted in tone might pay off. Though, I never held to “lighthearted” being the answer, but more chose a tone or direction that’s appropriate for the character/property. But in this case, lighthearted seems to work.
A lot people have been calling SHAZAM! a BIG with superheroes. And I can definitely see that comparison. Personally, looking forward to enjoying a more than one DC movie (yes, I’m talking about WONDER WOMAN).
SHAZAM! opens on April 5, 2019.