{4.5/5} “Oh hey there, son. Oh hey there, other son that I also have that’s related to that son I just passed in the hallway.”

Shazam! released in 2019

Billy Batson has been running away from foster homes in order to look for his mom. Now a group home has taken him in, and the people there are nice. When he gets whisked away to a mysterious place, a wizard gives him his powers — which he can turn off and on by saying the word “Shazam.” He’s invulnerable to bullets, he has super speed, and he has super strength — and he can make lightning come out of his fingers.

Things are a bit slow at first but they pick up once he becomes Shazam. I liked how the people at the group home were introduced, both the owners and the kids.

It’s funny, and it has a nice message about family.

Zachary Leviis perfect as a boy in a superhero body.

Stars Mark Strong, Asher Angel, and Jack Dylan Grazer. Directed by David F. Sandberg (Lights Out). The heroic music is by Benjamin Wallfisch.

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