On Sunday, April 7, 2019, I watched the first morning showing of Shazam. I had been viewing the trailers to this movie for some time and to be quite honest I was thinking it might be corny or goofy!
Boy was I wrong! The movie was highly entertaining from beginning to end with superb humor throughout.
Warner Brothers did an extraordinary job debuting the newest DC superhero to take the big screen. In short, the story is of a 14 year old boy named Billy Batson (Asher Angel) who is bestowed many super powers including super strength, flight, and lightening that shoots from his fingers. Whenever young Billy cries out the word Shazam, he is not only transformed into a superhero with super powers, he is transformed into a man as well with a 14 year old’s mentality! Shazam, played by Zachary Levi, was superb! I found myself thoroughly amused and excited by his performance!
This was easily one of my favorite movies of the year! A definite must see!