Shazam is the latest superhero movie to come out this year. In a year already packed with some big hot releases such as Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home, Shazam seems to be a fresh change of pace. The movie released yesterday and some early Shazam Reviews are already in.
Here’s a Shazam Review Roundup: A look at what some of the top critic websites have to say about the film.
Shazam Review Roundup: IMDB
As per early ratings on IMDB, Shazam! is ranked in at 7.8/10 with 93% viewers liking the movie. These are some very early reviews for DC’s latest superhero movie based on very few votes. As the days progress we expect to get a better understanding of how Shazam stands.
Rotten Tomatoes Reviews
On Rotten Tomatoes, Shazam! gets 91% on the Tomatometer and 90% on the audience score – making it a successful movie in terms of audiences as well as critics. Quite a rare combination these days.
Shazam Review Roundup: NPR
The NPR Shazam review has been quite interesting. Compared to most DC films, it is a lighter movie, with the end having a classic good-guy beats bad-guy moment. Here’s the NPR review:
Shazam! isn’t enough to shatter the “DC films dark, Marvel films fun” narrative by itself, especially with another Suicide Squad film looming, not to mention a capital-D-Dark Joaquin Phoenix Joker headed to theaters this fall.
But what this film does do is build, steadily, to a joyous, colorful conclusion — a superhero vs. supervillain battle-royale that’s compelling, easy to follow, frequently funny and, crucially, satisfying.
Shazam Review Roundup: Screen Rant
Screen Rant’s review for Shazam calls the movie one with ‘a lot of heart’. What most critics seem to agree on is the fact that the Shazam movie offers something which is quite different from the regular DC films we’ve seen over the years.
Shazam! is a wildly fun superhero adventure, with plenty of humor and heart, but struggles at times to strike a good balance between levity and drama.