Shazam! is the latest film made from the DC Comics universe. Unlike a lot of the DC film adaptations, this one is not dark, nor does it have endless battle sequences. The premise is that a kid gains super powers when he utters “Shazam!” and he becomes an adult. Zachary Levi, who plays the kid as an adult, is perfect at portraying the wonder of a kid in an adult body. It kind of reminded me of Tom Hanks in “Big”. In fact there is an homage to that movie. There is a lot of humor and mix ups, showing the awkwardness of high school and the embracing of super powers. A fun, light super hero movie.
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