Shazam! First Reactions: An Absolute Delight!

The first reactions to Shazam! seem to indicate that Warner Bros. has managed to deliver two superlative DC Comics-based movies in a row after a really long time.

We could already sense that Shazam! had everything to win over the critics when Warner Bros. decided to lift the social media embargo for the movie nearly a month before it arrives in theaters. Now with the embargo lifted, the first reactions have surfaced on Twitter, and they point towards the David F. Sandberg flick being another win for DC, just like its forerunner: James Wan’s Aquaman.

As you can check out below, there’s hardly any critic complaining about anything in the movie. They all seem to adore it for its heart and humor, as well as for the performances of the Zachary Levi-led cast and the direction of Sandberg. Here’s a collection of the first reactions!



















We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam, 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.

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