Before anyone gets triggered by the title, I think it’s all within a “friendly competition” between Marvel and DC movies. At the end, the fans (That’s you) win because we get to enjoy great movies. SHAZAM! is set to be the last big comic book movie to open before the highly anticipated Avengers: Endgame. They are very close within each others release dates. SHAZAM! opening in theaters on April 5th and Avengers: Endgame on April 26th.
Yesterday a large group of critics had a chance to watch Shazam! and the social media embargo has lifted.
Here we have gathered a few of those reactions to share with you.
#DavidFSandberg @ponysmasher nailed again! @ShazamMovie is super insanely funny with slight pieces of horror! @ZacharyLevi is perfect and got the #Shazam ‘s essence!! And @Jgrazerofficial does a great job as well! I also loved the way the importance of a family is portrayed!! pic.twitter.com/fmpV6JXc3V
— Jana On Camera (@janaoncamera) March 8, 2019
#Shazam transports you to your childhood and will make you giggle like one. Zachary Levi is a gem. So heartfelt and hilarious. Action was just right. Will watch it again. Best DC film since #WonderWoman pic.twitter.com/9UYcawN0c5
— CineMovie TV (@CineMovie) March 8, 2019
— Nuke The Fridge (@NukeTheFridge) March 8, 2019
— John Spartan Nguyen (@JohnSpartan300) March 8, 2019
Shazam! is the superhero film that you never knew you needed. Zachary Levi was born to play this role. Ridiculously entertaining & non-stop fun from start to finish. Loved every character & all of the pop culture references. This is what going to the movies is all about. #Shazam pic.twitter.com/SxCcCTy2ZB
— Scott Menzel (@TheOtherScottM) March 8, 2019
I loved #Shazam. I loved its sense of humor and kids playing, loved how it championed foster families and really related to how it showed young boys getting jealous of each other.
— Franchise Fred (@FranchiseFred) March 8, 2019
Shazam showcases Zachary Levi’s charm and charisma as an actor and has a heartfelt and inspiring message at its core. Despite the dark tone in parts, it ends up bringing about lots of laughs and fun for all. #shazam #shazammovie pic.twitter.com/nyK1fWgykE
— Ashley Menzel @ SXSW (@AshleyGMenzel) March 8, 2019
Mis súplicas a los dioses de DC y WB han sido respondidas con #SHAZAM! una aventura llena de acción, diversión y corazón, que captura la magia del ayer, actualizándola para forjar su propia identidad.
Mejor que #Aquaman, es un éxito estruendoso que recarga a este universo. pic.twitter.com/hfllYV0JPx
— Nestor Cine (@NestorCine) March 8, 2019
#Shazam is a super-powered BIG & I LOVED every second of it. A colorful, vibrant, vital addition to the DCEU. Vivid character-driven action, heartrending central relationships & fully earned, totally satisfying emotional moments. Super hilarious. Super thrilling. Super awesome! pic.twitter.com/KelHZ5YzFq
— Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) March 8, 2019
PLOT: Billy Batson is a streetwise 14-year-old who can magically transform into the adult superhero Shazam simply by shouting out one word. His newfound powers soon get put to the test when he squares off against the evil Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.
Release date: April 5, 2019 (USA)