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DC’s ‘Shazam!’ is the family superhero we all need

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TM Illustration by Sofia Gallegos

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Eunice Barron, Co-Online Editor

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DC’s “Shazam!” is the latest superhero movie based on the DC Comics character of the same name played by Zachary Levi and that is it is the most fun movie yet.

“Shazam!” is the seventh installment of the DC Extended Universe and it is the first live-action film version of the character since the 1941 movie serial, Adventures of Captain Marvel, which was the character’s former name.

The movie’s execution of its production and concept was exceptional and was definitely a fun family film that is appropriate for all ages.

The two-hour movie featured a different story in which made it unique and interesting.

All actors delivered outstanding performances and demonstrated great onscreen chemistry.

Levi’s charming portrayal of Shazam was extraordinary and goofy in which seemed that it did not disappoint the audience.

Levi’s performance fit the character’s personality well by featuring much humor and charisma as possible.

The character was relatable for both children and adults and brought that superhero charm that any comic book fans love.

This movie was not only fun and giggly but it also gave out a coming-of-age story with an important moral lesson of the importance of having a family.

This thoughtful moral lesson delivers an emotional message that everyone deserves a family and a place to call home.

The movie’s representation of foster families are also actual families sends a much-needed warmth and inclusion towards foster, disabled and orphaned children.

Foster children were mainly represented in this movie that sends a positive message that any kid deserves to be loved and to be part of a family.

DC did an incredible job of celebrating diverse families and humanized the characters as possible.

“Shazam!” definitely sends a clear message that a supportive family is the most valuable superpower above all.

The inclusion of featuring a disabled kid can be useful and capable to also help save the world from any villain sends out a positive message to these type of children matter like any other person.

The main character’s struggle of being left behind and rejection from his biological mother brought an emotional reality to the character’s personal story.

Bullying was another situation that the character and his foster siblings faced together throughout the story.

Battling villains weren’t the only enemies that these kids fought against.

Together as a family, these siblings take on the bullies and realize that they cannot be defeated as long they are united.

The message of teamwork is widely highlighted throughout the entire story in which anyone can learn from it.

Despite their differences, the unity they all have for one another makes them strong enough to fight any obstacle.

This are type of movies not only makes you feel like a kid again but is also one of those movies that make you feel good on the inside.

Not many films today carry out that message.

“Shazam!” takes place in the present time in Philadelphia, Billy Batson, played by Asher Angel, is a 14-year-old abandoned kid who stubbornly searches for his biological mother.

Batson is then put on foster care and with a diverse family full of other foster children.

Batson makes a new friend, Freddy, played by Jack Dylan Grazer, in his new family and finds himself selected by the Wizard “Shazam” to be his new champion.

By being the wizard’s champion, Batson turns into an adult version of himself as the superhero, Shazam! in which he overcomes many challenges while learning to love his foster family and learns the true value of having one.

A “Shazam!” sequel has been announced.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eunice Barron, Co-Online Editor

Eunice Barron is a staff writer for Talon Marks and a multimedia journalism major at Cerritos College. She is an entertainment and political media enthusiast....

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