In this #moviereview we check out #Shazam! the latest film from #DCcomics.
It is the story of 14 year-old foster kid, Billy Batson, who’s been running away from various foster homes in search of his mother who abandoned him when he was a toddler. When moving in with his newest foster family Billy meets Freddy, a kid who can’t walk with out the aid of a crutch, tomented by bullies at school and obsessed with superheroes. Billy also meets Shazam an ageing wizard who has been using his powers to hold back an evil force and is seeking a champion to pass the torch to. Billy shouts his name, and Shazam he’s a 14 year-old kid in and adult super hero’s body.
Why Shazam? Well it appears that the ancient wizard must be some kind of public servant because Shazam is an acronym for six ancient heroes, The wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, stamina of Atlas, power of Zeus, courage of Achillies and speed of Mercury.
Billy has to come to terms with the responsibility bestowed upon him, finding his place in his new foster family and preventing the evil Doctor Thaddeus Sivana from using that evil force mentioned before to take his power. It’s a pretty standard super hero origin film—discover power, learn lesson about the whole responsibility thing, fight bad guy in a big battle at the end—but the point of difference is quite obviously a kid trapped in the adult hero’s body.
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