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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.

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David F. Sandberg

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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)

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Taglines:

Just say the 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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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

Gross USA:

$140,371,656

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$364,293,925
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Darla's last name is Dudley. In the comics Captain Marvel had an ally named Dudley H Dudley (in some versions he was an honorary uncle to the Marvel Family, and in other versions he was just a supporting character). See more »

Goofs

When the gang run away from the cave Shazam picks up one of the kids & runs at hyperspeed but when he stops running the other children are with him. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mr. Sivana: Thad... I said no toys at Grandfather's.
Thaddeus Sivana (1974): But it's Christmas.
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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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References Mortal Kombat (1992) See more »

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Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
Written by Mikey Craig (as Michael Craig), Roy Hay, Jon Moss (as Jonathan Moss) and Boy George (as George O'Dowd)
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Still hoping someday DC will find the right tone
16 April 2019 | by jenhunter-17004See all my reviews

If you measure this film against other DCEU movies it's pretty good, but stand it on it's own and it just isn't. The biggest problem with the movie is its tone - is this movie for kids or adults? The thin plot and hokey bits don't play for adults and the strip club and demons biting off peoples heads don't play for kids. My own kids wanted to like the film but nightmares about the demons and an unwanted conversation about why Shazam wanted to go see naked ladies turned them both off. As an adult, the super simple story and ridiculously over the top antagonist were big turnoffs. I think we all want to like this film, and that we all want DC to make good movies. Unfortunately this is another miss.


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