“Shazam!” Movie Spoiler-Free Review: Is It Something Brand NEW from DCEU?

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Shazam! is an upcoming superhero movie by Warner Bros. Pictures that will premiere already this week.

Check out the spoiler-free review on Nexter.org.

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Something completely different

Shazam! can be called a brand new start for the DCEU that tries to split from Dark Knight,  Suicide Squad and Justice League.

We used to DC movies that are all about the villains and the defense of the Earth, however, this one is more about the meaning of a true family.

 

Zachary Levi is perfect for this role

The actor that portrays the adult alter-ego of Shazam, an overgrown kid from a comic-book store, Zachary Levi brilliantly depicts this kind of superhero.

The main character is 14 years old and always runs away from his foster family. His behavior is a bit like Deadpool’s, but for the younger audience.

Levi nailed to play a teenager in a body of 38-year-old.

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From the creator of modern horror movies

It’s hard to imagine that David F. Sandberg, the director of Annabelle: Creation and Lights Out, would work on a typical comic movie, especially that is mainly based on teenager’s life.

However, Shazam! is a bit darker than it probably should be and it’s all because of the director’s style.

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Surely, it’s not a bad feature, but it might spoil your expectations if you’re a keen fan of this particular comic book character.

 

Critics’ opinion

On Rotten Tomatoes, Shazam! holds an approval rating of 92% based on 111 reviews, with an average rating of 7.57/10.

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The website’s critical sum up says, “An effortlessly entertaining blend of humor and heart, Shazam! is a superhero movie that never forgets the genre’s real power: joyous wish fulfillment.”

Here are some of the top critics’ thoughts on new DCEU movie:

  • “Power by a firecracker Zachary Levi and a junior-Deadpool irreverence, Shazam is an irresistible blast of comic-book kick-ass that slaps a smile on your face that just won’t quit,” Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.
  • “Endearing performances… can’t overcome the pedantic world-building and generic C.G.I. gyrations,” Richard Brody, New Yorker.
  • “Captures the original comics’ combination of breezy heroism and nutty plotting, transferred from the 1940s to the modern era with great skill,” Alonso Duralde, TheWrap.

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