Shazam!

  • 2019
  • PG-13
  • 9832min
  • 90%
  • 7.7 / 10

With the help of an ancient wizard, 14-year-old Billy Batson gains superhero powers beyond his imagination. By screaming the word Shazam! Billy turns into an adult superhero with a god-like body, Shazam. As he tries to master the powers his new persona has, he must fight the evil villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.

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One of the best things that Billy Batson got after his encounter with the ancient wizard was having a rocking adult body. Indeed, Shazam's physique can be comparable to Greek gods that it's almost too hard to believe that it's actor Zachery Levi's real body. Of course, Levi's ripped form did not happen overnight as he had to train hard to get it. According to an article released by Warner Brothers, Levi had to train 5-6 times in a week. He also followed a very strict diet 35 percent protein, 55 percent fat, and a lean 10 percent carbohydrate. If this isn't enough, he downs a tablespoon of fish oil as his dessert. If he isn't too busy building his Shazam bod, Levi confessed that he spends his time playing Mario Kart. In the end, all of his efforts were obviously rewarded, as he became one of the most loved superheroes of 2019.

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Shazam! follows the story of the DC Comics hero of the same name. It was directed by David F. Sandberg and produced by New Line Cinema. The movie features Zachary Levi as Shazam, Mark Strong II as Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, and Asher Angel as Billy Batson. It premiered in the United States in April 2019, grossing over $357 million worldwide. It's currently the sixth highest-grossing film in 2019. Consequently, the movie was received well by viewers and critics that it had a whopping 90% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Many praised the movie's excellent direction as well as the actors' amazing portrayal of their hilarious characters.