Shazam! is finally here. We give our review of David F. Sandberg’s film on today’s show.

  • Non-spoiler thoughts
  • Family friendly?
  • Humor
  • Action
  • Horror
  • Child actors

Spoiler review

  • Opening scene with Sivana and family (1974 – debut of Shazam! TV series)
  • Billy is looking for his mom, gets sent to the Vasquez foster family
  • Foster family – Freddy, Mary, Eugene, Pedro, Darla
  • Sivana frees the Seven Deadly Sins and attacks his father’s company
  • Billy helps Freddy, meets the Wizard Shazam at the Rock of Eternity
  • Billy and Freddy test the powers, name, go viral
  • Argument over what Shazam should do with his powers, Billy damages a bus
  • Sivana attacks and then takes Freddy
  • Mary and the others figure out Billy is the “superhero”
  • Billy finds his mom
  • Sivana goes to the Vasquez’s house, wants Shazam’s power
  • Final battle at the carnival – Billy shares his power
  • Ends with Billy accepting his new family
  • End stuff – lunch scene, credits scene with Sivana/Mister Mind, Aquaman

Other stuff

  • Humor (Santa)
  • Lionel Luthor
  • Mister Mind – genius alien worm, sometimes with telepathic or mind control powers
  • Black Adam kind-of cameo; set up for solo film?
  • Rocky – Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Adam Brody as adult Freddy, D.J. Cotrona as adult Pedro
  • Lotta Losten as Doctor/researcher
  • Seven Deadly Sins
  • The power of Shazam
  • Switch between Billy and Shazam
  • The name – Captain Sparkle Fingers, etc.

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