SHAZAM! – Gods, Wizards, and Children, Oh My!

The Run-Down on Movies

Director: David Sandberg

Writers: Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke

*Comic book characters created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck*

Producers: Jeffrey Chernov, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Geoff Johns, Dwayne Johnson, Peter Safram, Adam Schlagman, and David Witz

Starring: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Adam Brody, Djimon Hounsou, Faithe Herman, Grace Fulton, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Marta Milans, and Cooper Andrews


A goofy, parodic, and self-mocking comic book film, yet one that does not sacrifice an emotional story with rich, identifiable themes and messages focused on family and the essence of one’s true morality.


Zachary Levi is absolutely infectious as Billy Batson, a 14 year-old living in the body of an adult, godlike superhero, and Mark Strong delivers a chilling performance as Dr. Sivana, a well-written and developed villain with a tragic past.


While some of the jokes and dialogue are cheesy and predictable, it really…

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