“Shazam!” or “Foster Heroes Rule” – my fuckin review

Here is my review for “Shazam!“. Listen I think the character’s of Shazam and Bill Batson are fun, so I was excited to see this movie.

Okay the film starts off with Billy Batson and he is a runaway foster kid. He gets caught by the police and sent to a new foster home to live. There he meets his new foster brothers and sisters, but he is like fuck everyone. He ends up running away from some bullies and then bumps into a Wizard that gives him super powers. He turns into a 30-year-old when he says the word “Shazam”. Now Billy and his foster-brother Freddie try to figure out his powers and learn what it means to be a hero. Eventually a white guy shows up who is the villain and Billy has to enlist all his foster brothers and sisters to help. Will they stop this white bitch?

Okay I really had fun watching this movie. Yes, everyone is burned out on super hero movies, but there are some fun things about this one. Asher Angel and Jack Dylan Grazer and the other foster kids make this movie. They are funny and are smart asses. When the kids aren’t on-screen you keep thinking cut back to those kids. They really make this movie interesting and likable. I was not into the villain though. He was just a boring ass white man (Mark Strong), but I guess that’s real though. Those are the villains of today. Zachary Levi was believable and had fun with it. Playing an adult as a kid is always weird and hard to do. Kids aren’t that kid like in reality. They are smart as fuck and will tell you to fuck off. The score was pretty generic and boring. If you are looking for a theme song you will not remember any from this movie.

In the end when all the foster kids become heroes you are excited as fuck about this and I hope they make a sequel with all them in it. That movie seems even more fun. So if you are into a kids romp or you  are missing being a kid then this is the movie for you. There are some witty things in this film and the foster kids steal the show. No there is no dong jokes. If I was a kid then turned into a 30-year-old man, then I am looking at my new dong first.

The Trailer:

The Facts:

A. David F. Sandberg (Annabelle: Creation , Lights Out) directed this movie. Although I am not a fan of his 2 horrors, you can watch those films and see this director has some interesting things about his work. He did a good job with this film.

B. Zachary Levi (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel , Chuck) did a good job as Shazam. You like him as the character and he fits the part.

D. The score was composed by Benjamin Wallfisch (It, Hellboy, A Cure for Wellness ) and it’s very generic to me. Take a listen.

E. Jack Dylan Grazer (It) has only really done 2 films and he is amazing in both. He is like a 50-year-old actor wrapped up in a kids body. He sold this movie the most and is the star of it. Give him a lifetime achievement award already.

Adam Brody (The O.C.) plays the adult version of Freddie. This great.

F. Ian Chen (Fresh Off the Boat) is funny as hell in everything. Literally he is my hero.

Ross Butler (13 Reasons Why, Riverdale) plays the adult him. This is great.

G. Foster kids before and after! They were fun and you really wanted to see more of them.

H. Asher Angel (Andi Mack) did a good job and his back story is sad. His ass will surely be a star one day.

I. Here is a collection of clips from Justice League and Young Justice showing off Shazam’s powers etc.

I. Cute. If I had super powers I would be a villain for sure. Just cuz I was bored.

 

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