Early Reactions for Shazam Are Electric
We might all be heading to see Captain Marvel this weekend, but she isn’t the only superhero people are talking about today. Billy Batson is merely a month away from transforming into Shazam and early reactions to the newest member of the DCEU are grade A.
Critics have been tweeting their praise for the teenage superhero as “pure of heart” and “an absolute delight.” With comic movie clashes getting bigger and sometimes scarier, Shazam is being teased as a family-friendly installment in the genre. It isn’t just for kids, though. Everyone seems to be getting a kick out of the film with heavy praise going to the cast. Those who have screened the flick are heaping praise on Zachary Levi and his young costars, Asher Angel and Jack Dylan Grazer.
Here are a few of the folks glowing about the electrified hero:
#Shazam was damn near PERFECT in my book. My FAVORITE DC movie (DCEU? What are we saying now?) by far. Pure of heart, incredibly funny, full of in-jokes and references. Brought me a childlike joy to watch. This role was MADE for @ZacharyLevi… & Jack & Asher & the entire cast pic.twitter.com/rVrxjcwvCe
— Ash Crossan (@AshCrossan) March 8, 2019
#Shazam is big, goofy, lovable, and unlike anything DC has done before. Definitely in the vein of Tom Hanks’ BIG, but with superhero action & lots of Batman and Superman references. I dug this film so much I wanted to give it a bear hug at the end. DC’s movies keep getting better pic.twitter.com/WQJgo61gMg
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) March 8, 2019
#Shazam is an absolute delight! Super vibrant, tons of heart & a great fun-loving vibe. The family element is a big charmer & so is the humor that comes with watching @ZacharyLevi explore his new powers. Said this after IT but it’s worth repeating – @Jgrazerofficial is a star.
— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) March 8, 2019
I absolutely loved #Shazam! It’s my favorite DC film yet. Zachary Levi as Shazam was perfect casting and the kids absolutely steal the show. It’s an amazing family movie with dope fight scenes and great humor! You guys are going to love it. pic.twitter.com/pZd5oORVA3
— Dorian Parks (@DorianParksnRec) March 8, 2019
#SHAZAM has the most diverse and well developed cast I’ve seen in any superhero movie!
— Nuke The Fridge (@NukeTheFridge) 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
Finally allowed to say that #Shazam was fantastic! Full of heart and pure childhood wish fulfillment. It’s funny and the tone is exactly right. @zacharylevi is perfect in the role, and so is @asherangel, who I’m convinced is @maisie_williams‘ brother! pic.twitter.com/DXhp2ZBteR
— Jenna Busch (@JennaBusch) March 8, 2019
Shazam may have trouble getting the hang of leaping tall buildings and zapping electric charges, but it seems he’ll have no trouble winning our hearts. With Wonder Woman and Aquaman scooping up legions of fans, DCEU seems to be gaining strength and assembling a team of some of the most loveable characters on screen.
Shazam flies into theaters April 5.
Featured Image: (L-r) JACK DYLAN GRAZER as Freddy Freeman and ZACHARY LEVI as Shazam in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “SHAZAM!,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Steve Wilkie/ & (c) DC Comics