‘Shazam!’ First Reactions Use Even More Exclamation Marks Than the Title

Early word is highly positive for the latest superhero movie.
Shazam! Zachary Levi

The social-media embargo for “Shazam!” has been lifted — not to be confused with the actual review embargo, which is forthcoming; rookie mistake, dear reader — and early word is highly positive. Zachary Levi stars as the superhero of the title in DC Comics’ lighthearted follow-up to last year’s “Aquaman,” but unlike Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, Shazam will be doing his own thing rather than joining the Justice League.

Here’s what the superhero-inclined bloggers and critics have to say so far:



David F. Sandberg directed “Shazam,” which Warner Bros. will release in theaters on April 5.

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