Shazam!
 


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SHAZAM!
Saturday & Sunday ONLY!  July 20 & 21
Starring Zachary Levi, Mark Strong & Asher Angel

 

After an accidental encounter with a mysterious wizard, streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid, Billy Batson, discovers he can turn into the grown-up superhero anytime he says the word, 'Shazam'.

 

Warner Brothers and DC may have finally found the elusive formula for Box Office success with their library of costumed characters.  Fresh off of the major hit, Aquaman, the studio landed another heavy hitter with SHAZAM!   In a crowded field, this movie fared very well both critically and box office revnue with $140 million in the U.S. and $362 million worldwide.

 

Think 'Shazam' is a silly word?  It's an acronym formed from the names of the gods that grant powers: (Solomon - Wisdom. Hercules - Strength. Atlas - Stamina. Zeus - Power. Achilles - Courage. Mercury - Speed).

 

Fans of the source material may be dismayed that the character's actual super hero name, Captain Marvel, is never mentioned. One of the running gags of the film is that Billy and Freddy struggle to come up with a name.  Captain Marvel is the one character that is named in both DC and Marvel Comics, and there have been disputes between the competing companies over who has actual intellectual property rights to the name.  With the Marvel Cinematic Universe releasing their Captain Marvel in March, Warner Brothers thought better of trying to compete with that title, and focused on their heroe's iconic catch phrase.

 

The original Captain Marvel from the DC universe was at one time part of a different comics company, Fawcett Comics.  In fact, Captain Marvel was the most popular super hero of the 1940s, outselling even Superman.  DC ended up sueing Fawcett, claiming Captain Marvel too closely resembled Superman. Fawcett stopped publishing Captain Marvel in 1953, In part to avoid further legal action.  They then sold the character to DC in 1971, and Captain Marvel was integrated into their universe.

 

During the fight in the toy store, Shazam runs across a giant keyboard. This references the film Big (1988) which, like this one, features a boy turning into an adult overnight.

 

2019 Rated PG-13 | Runtime 2 hour 12 minutes

 

SPECIAL SATURDAY START TIME: July 20   7:00pm

Sunday June 21  4:00pm