This image released by Warner Bros shows Zachary Levi (centre) and Jack Dylan Grazer (centre right) in a scene from Shazam! Photo: Steve Wilkie/Warner Bros Entertainment

How Shazam, formerly known as Captain Marvel, brings the superhero genre down to size

  • Shazam! is poised to be one of the genre’s biggest box office successes
  • The tale of a 14-year-old who transforms into an adult superhero gives more than a nod to the Tom Hanks comedy Big
Topic |   American films

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This image released by Warner Bros shows Zachary Levi (centre) and Jack Dylan Grazer (centre right) in a scene from Shazam! Photo: Steve Wilkie/Warner Bros Entertainment
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Zachary Levi (left) and Mark Strong in a still from Shazam! (category TBC), directed by David F. Sandberg.

Shazam! film review: entertaining DC Comics superhero is a world away from Justice League

  • A teenage boy is given superpowers and an adult’s body in this fun, good-humoured story
  • The film is a little long, but enjoyable with Mark Strong putting in a good supporting role
Topic |   American films

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Zachary Levi (left) and Mark Strong in a still from Shazam! (category TBC), directed by David F. Sandberg.
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