Shazam! arrives onto Blu-ray and DVD today a few months after the Zachary Levi-starring DC installment was released into theaters.
The critically acclaimed film did over three times its budget at the box office. After a few failures for DC, they were in need of its. I think what makes this particular film work so well is the studio went outside the box. This character certainly isn’t the first that people usually think of when it comes to film adaptations. We usually think of the big DC three of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. It’s because of this that the film felt so fresh upon release. The film was out of left field much in the same way that Guardians of the Galaxy was for Marvel in 2014.
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Asher Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult superhero Shazam (Zachary Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong).
- Shazam Exclusive Motion Comic
- The Magical World of Shazam
- Super Fun Zac
- Carnival Scene Study, Shazamily Values
- Shazamily Values
- Who is Shazam?
- Deleted Scenes
- Gag Reel