The most exciting movie DCEU so far, according to film critics, has soul, magic, causes laughter and strong sensations.The first charts for Shazam appeared, a premiere movie on April 5, and the unanimous opinion is positive. The story of Billy Batson (Asher Angel) – who discovers his superhero himself – is considered critically the lightest, most captivating and closest to the children of all productions in DC Extended Universe. The movie currently has a 97% rating on RottenTomatos.com
Director David F. Sandberg compared the film to the adolescent production of Amblin Entertainment (production company created by Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall) in the 1980s – it’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, The Goonies, Back to the Future). And film critics give her the right.
The first chronicles hailed the director David F. Sandberg and screenwriter Henry Gayden to create a superhero movie that rebuilds the Amblin brand, but feels the feelings DC fans demand (plus some darker notes, largely because of the experience Sandberg in the horror world, with Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation).
What the international press says about Zachary Levi as the title hero or Mark Strong as his opponent is also encouraging.
David Ehrlich, from IndieWire, notes: “Warm, smart and with exceptional characters, Shazam! is by far the most entertaining superhero movie ever made. ”
Alex Abad-Santos, from Vox, writes: “Shazam has little to do with the dark, sad Batman vs. Dark World. Superman or Aquaman, placed in the context of the world of the sea. There’s more to do with the Harry Potter series and some adolescent heroes from a rival comic book company. For much of the time, Shazam is a holiday film. And, with all its brilliance and gentleness, Shazam allows us to appreciate the joy and glamor that superhero gives us to the end. ”
“Levi plays the role of the titular character with a contagious, naive but intelligent charisma that reminds us of Tom Hanks in Big. Whenever Levi is on the big screen, with his impressive physique and his newly discovered powers (he throws lightning from his fingertips), the movie wins significantly, “says Chris Nashawaty of Entertainment Weekly.
“Levi’s body language is permanently inventive, as he plays the role of a teenager still unusual with the adult body, not to mention the body of a superhero.” (Alfonso Duralde, The Wrap).
Film critics have therefore loved DC’s last superhero and his help. But can Shazam! to overcome Wonder Woman and become the most inspired DCEU movie ever before?
We all have unpredictable powers of superhero … just a little magic is needed to get them to the surface. Billy Batson, for example, simply has to say “SHAZAM!” So that from a smart teenager of 14 years to become a superhero ditam, thanks to the magical touch of a wizard.
A child’s soul in a super-body, Shazam takes advantage of his powers just as any teenager does: he’s having fun with them! Can he fly? Can he see through the walls? Can lightning be with your hands? Can you skip the tests? Shazam will test the limits of his abilities with the naivety and joy of a child. But he will have to learn quickly to master his powers to cope with the destructive forces of Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong).
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