Warner Bros. has officially lifted the social embargo for David F. Sandberg’s Shazam! and the first reactions seems to indicate the studio may have a major winner on their hands as critics describe it as fun, heartfelt and hilarious – and unlike any DC movie ever.

Shazam Receives Positive Reviews

Sandberg’s direction receives high praise and many positively liken the film to the Amblin classics from the ’80s as well as Christopher Reeve’s original Superman.Shazam is receiving good reviews from all the people who were involved in screening. Zachary Levi also receives high marks, with many labeling him as perfectly cast and it seems that Jack Dylan Grazer’s Freddy Freeman will steal the show with his proficiency in all things superhero

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Here are Some First Reactions To Shazam Screening:

“Funny.” “Goofy.” “Unlike anything DC has done before.” Yep, the Twitter reactions are steadily flowing in from early screenings of superhero blockbuster Shazam! and, fair to say, they’re pretty positive…

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So, the film has screened. And no, we’re not allowed to review it yet. Pesky embargoes. But Warner Bros are clearly quietly confident they have a hit on their hands, allowing viewers to tweet their reactions almost a month ahead of the film’s release date (it hits theaters on April 5).

That might also have a little something to do with the fact that, in the comics, Shazam shared a name with a certain other superhero from a rival outfit who just happens to have a film out today. Some excellent trolling there, DC!

About the Film:

The superhero flick tells the story of Billy Batson, a 14-year-old teenager.

Billy turns into an adult superhero every time he shouts “SHAZAM!”.

Shazam and his friend Freddy

The movie doesn’t take itself too seriously and follows the new trend of comedic heroes.

This is the first full-length feature film centred around Shazam!.

Shazam! Release Date

Shazam release date is set for April 5th,2019, here is the trailer to the much awaited movie.

Who’s in the Cast of Shazam?

Zachary Levi will be taking on the leading role of Shazam!

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You may recognise the famous actor from Chuck, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel or the voice behind Tangled’s Flynn Rider.

Here are the other stars that will join Zachary and their roles.

  • Asher Angel as Billy Batson
  • Djimon Hounsou as The Wizard
  • Mark Strong as Dr. Thaddeus Sivana
  • Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freeman
  • Natalia Safran as Mrs. Sivana
  • Grace Fulton as Mary Bromfield
  • Marta Milans as Rosa Vasquez
  • Caroline Palmer as Billy’s Mom
  • Ian Chen as Eugene Choi
  • Carson McCormac as Brett Bryer
  • Andi Osho as Ms. Glover
  • Cooper Andrews as Victor Vasquez


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