Shazam!

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Friday, April 5, 2019
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Kid gets grown-up superhero skills in action comedy.
  • April 5, 2019
  • PG-13
  • 2019

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Shazam! is a superhero action comedy about a teen who can turn into a grown-up superhero by saying a magic word. Billy Batson (Asher Angel) is a 14-year-old foster kid who gets placed with a new family. While protecting his foster brother, Freddy (Jack Dylan Grazer), from bullies, Billy magically ends up in the headquarters of a powerful wizard (Djimon Hounsou). The wizard gives Billy the ability to turn into an incredible superhero with the body of a grown man (Zachary Levi) just by saying the word "Shazam." Both terrified and thrilled, Billy and Freddy test out Shazam's superpowers but eventually run into a super villain: Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong). Almost like a mashup of Big and Spider-Man, tweens and teens will likely be drawn to this fantasy, but expect some action violence, swearing, and serious themes.

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For kids who love superheroes

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