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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

Writers:

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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action, language, and suggestive material | See all certifications »

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Details

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$101,446,951, 17 April 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$279,446,951, 17 April 2019
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Shazam character, originally Fawcett Comic's Captain Marvel, came under scrutiny and the lawsuit brought regarding the copyright infringement of Superman eventually forced Fawcett Publications to abandon their comic book franchises. Captain Marvel lived in Fawcett City, and his alter-ego Billy, named after Fawcett founder Captain Billy Fawcett, was a blatant knock-off, the description being: Superman, except he turns into a kid instead of an adult. 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

[from trailer, Shazam and Freddy confront armed robbers in convenience store]
Shazam: Gentlemen...
[robber shoots Shazam, the bullet ricochets off him]
Freddy Freeman: [filming on his phone] You have bullet immunity!
Shazam: [shocked] I'm bulletproof!
[they both laugh before Shazam's expression suddenly turns serious]
Shazam: [turning back to the robbers ] You're dead.
[robbers fly out the window in front of a couple]
Shazam: [walking out of store with junk food] Sorry about your window... but you're welcome for not getting robbed!
Freddy Freeman: Have a good night...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The end credits sequence are done in the style of notebook artwork/animation featuring the characters of this movie with other popular DC Comics characters, with the song 'I Don't Want to Grow Up' by The Ramones. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Superman Theme
Written by John Williams
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A healthy change to the DC Universe
27 March 2019 | by gregthmannSee all my reviews

I went into this a little sceptical and found I came out rather chuffed with such a good film. Far far better than I was expecting and pleased I had gone to a preview screener for this.

The acting is spot on, the comedy is spot on and the action is.... You guessed it, spot on. I certainly recommend any super hero fan to go watch this and big praised to WB for leaving this alone and letting the DIrector get on with it.


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