Aquaman was a clear sign that the DC Films are already on the road to excellence. They have finally figured out the formula to make a great Superhero film, and the answer to that is, you don’t need to keep the entire movie trapped in darkness! Crazy intense action sequences are a must, but humor, tone, universal appear and visually stunning & vibrant cinematic moments. Shazam! seems to be a great combination of exactly that!
People weren’t sure about Zachary Levi being Shazam but he seems to have proven everyone wrong already. He loves this role and he totally loves the idea of being a Superhero. Here’s what he said about his role comparing it to Spider-Man:
“I’ve been a comic fan since I was a little kid but I don’t know it nearly as well as probably everybody sitting in these chairs. There are two characters that I can think of in all of comics, including DC and Marvel. And it’s Billy Batts and then Peter Parker. Those two, to me at least, you get to go on this journey of, instead of it being, ‘Oh, I have to save the world again?’ and then whatever that is, it’s like, ‘I get to save the world again?!'”
While there’s still around a month left before we get the film or even the Critical Embargo, but at least the “Reaction Embargo” of the movie has lifted and we know what various websites think about this film. Honestly, these reactions are even better than Captain Marvel as DC seems to have another big win coming their way. Here are the reactions of the people who have seen the film:
Comicbook.com – Brandon Davis
#Shazam is such a brilliant movie. It’s so tremendously fun, and incredibly scary at some points (thanks, David F. Sandberg!). It blows away every expectation and is my new favorite DC movie. pic.twitter.com/DlpymCukTP
— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) March 8, 2019
Entertainment Tonight – Ash Crossan
#Shazam was damn near PERFECT in my book. My FAVORITE DC movie (DCEU? What are we saying now?) by far. Pure of heart, incredibly funny, full of in-jokes and references. Brought me a childlike joy to watch. This role was MADE for @ZacharyLevi… & Jack & Asher & the entire cast pic.twitter.com/rVrxjcwvCe
— Ash Crossan (@AshCrossan) March 8, 2019
Fandango – Erik Davis
Syfy Fangirls – Jenna Busch
Cinemablend – Eric Eisenberg
Joblo.com – Paul Shirey
So there you have it. Shazam! is going to be a big victory and even though it may not be as big of a success at the Box Office in comparison to Aquaman, it will still be huge. It is tracking a Box Office opening of $40-$60 Million.
This may rise by the time we reach the big release of the film, and WB would want it to rise because this film is going to face some serious competition throughout the month. WB would want to make as much money as they can in 3 weeks because then Avengers: Endgame is going to be out and it will kill the Box Office potential of any great movie.
If Shazam! could end up making around $500 Million then WB executive would surely be happy with it because the film will be pretty profitable, even though it will turn out to be the lowest grossing film of the Worlds of DC. But it will be good to see Shazam! get what it truly deserves. Hopefully, people will see the potential in this film and go on to watch it in the theatres.
Shazam! comes out on April 5 and here’s the official Synopsis:
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (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 (Strong).