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

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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