Shazam!

Shazam!

DVD - 2019
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Everybody has a superhero inside of them; it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word, this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into an adult superhero, courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart, inside a ripped, godlike body, he revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! But he'll need to master these powers quickly to fight the deadly forces of evil.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Brothers Home Entertainment, [2019]
Branch Call Number: DVD F SHA
Characteristics: digital, rdatr
optical, rdarm
surround, rdacpc
Dolby digital 5.1
video file, rdaft
DVD video
region 1, rdare

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VaughanPLDonnalee Feb 18, 2020

This was an unexpected surprise. I didn't know anything about the character's background or the plot before I watched this and I had no expectations for it. This was a goofy, quirky, fun superhero movie. The basic premise of an ordinary boy who can morph into a powerful superhero just by saying "Shazam" was different from the usual superhero stories and it was refreshing and different. It was very funny and lighthearted and can be enjoyed by all ages.

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mammothhawk229e
Feb 16, 2020

PG-13 movie wasn't as I expected. It didn't quite follow 1930s version. Kind of marveled -pun intended- on non-Caucasian Wizard, a more inclusive cast & last person swearing I expected. Chuckled at the self-depreciating jokes especially on faster than a locomotive & jump tall buildings in a single bound straight out of 1939 Superman.

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stevania_k
Feb 16, 2020

It’s a Movie for kids, lacking details and depth but fun and entertaining enough. The ending was a surprise and funny.

ArapahoeTina Jan 22, 2020

I liked this one more than I expected too. It was a fun origin story and was a hit for family movie night.

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li0ajh0
Jan 17, 2020

Cheesy, but in a good way. Not what Martin Scorsese would call cinema, but has a heart-warming story. Not everything has to be depressing and thought provoking. Let go of your serious adult "the world is going to end" feelings and enjoy it for what is was meant to be. Entertainment.

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misatim
Jan 10, 2020

I loved it! True entertainment. Well written, keeps you guessing, good costumes, all is good. You don't have to have swearing, nudity, smoking, and drugs in a movie and this proves it. enjoy

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tj_is_cool
Jan 07, 2020

More lame than entertaining.

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Ba_kuPlanet
Dec 29, 2019

A PG-13 Shazam great for family quality night with popcorn. Not really catered to adults other than occasional comedic moments.

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AntonHPL
Dec 26, 2019

Nice superhero movie. Different vibe to it and Captain Pathos did not appeared on the screen.
which is nice. Shot in Toronto. You can see some Gardiner scenes.

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ReanaKlym
Dec 11, 2019

Hey! Asher Angels in it... I'm good. Pretty good movie... 🙃

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ArapahoeTina Feb 06, 2020

ArapahoeTina thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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navy_elk_50
Jan 31, 2020

navy_elk_50 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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ReanaKlym
Dec 11, 2019

ReanaKlym thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 99

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green_hamster_755
Dec 01, 2019

green_hamster_755 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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R4inbow
Aug 11, 2019

R4inbow thinks this title is suitable for 1 years and under

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blatherpuss
Jul 16, 2019

blatherpuss thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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ArapahoeTina Feb 20, 2020

Freddy Freeman: What are your superpowers?
Shazam: Superpowers? Dude, I don’t even know how to pee in this thing!

ArapahoeTina Feb 20, 2020

Sorry about your window, but you're welcome for not getting robbed!

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NovelQueen
Jan 17, 2020

Wizard: "Lay your hands on my staff."
Billy: "Gross."

Managed to get an adult joke in there. Cracked me up!

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jimg2000
Jul 26, 2019

43 quotes in IMDb already including this (thanks to contributors:)

Yes! Carry my name, and with it, you carry all my powers (SHAZAM acronym.) The wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles, and the speed of Mercury.
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Quite a few on "family" in IMDb as:
"It's not a home till you call it a home. It's something you choose."

This however is not in IMDb:

Family is more than just a word. This is family.

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LivMoore2007
Jul 19, 2019

Coarse Language: has mild swearing

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gigigroom
Jul 10, 2019

Other: DUE TO A DISTRIBUTOR DELAY THIS ITEM MAY NOT ARRIVE BEFORE ITS JULY 16TH RELEASE DATE.

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technic11
Jun 17, 2019

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Frightening statues eat people and licks a boys head in one scene

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